April 16, 2013
Goodbye Nursery, Hello Rooming-in
April 16, 2013
Announcing NICHQ’s New Breastfeeding Website
March 18, 2013
How My Life Course Led Me to Focus on Breastfeeding
March 17, 2013
Becoming Baby-Friendly: Improving Breastfeeding Support in US Hospitals [Video]
Best Fed Beginnings
With support from the CDC, NICHQ is leading the Best Fed Beginnings project. This project is an effort to help hospitals nationwide make quality improvements to maternity care to better support mothers and babies to be able to breastfeed. This project will address the need to improve hospital practices to support breastfeeding by helping hospitals move toward Baby-Friendly status.
Texas Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative
NICHQ is working with the Texas Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to run a team-focused quality improvement project centered on learning, sustainable change and innovations. This learning collaborative will help Texas hospitals improve exclusive breastfeeding rates inside and outside the clinic, with the goal of increasing exclusive breastfeeding in the immediate postpartum period and continuing through six months of age.
New York State Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals (BQIH)
NICHQ is working with the New York State Department of Health on Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals (BQIH). The goal of the project is to increase exclusive breastfeeding and duration of any breastfeeding among new mothers, especially low-income women participating in WIC and Medicaid, by improving hospital and worksite policies, practices, systems and environmental supports for breastfeeding. This project focuses on 12 hospitals selected from across New York.