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Breastfeeding Mother

Achieving Breastfeeding Equity

Closing the Gap

Closing the breastfeeding disparity gap starts with viewing our efforts through an equity lens. Below, find three articles on equitable strategies for improving breastfeeding rates:

  • In this article, learn how peer support networks can help Black women get the breastfeeding support they need.
  • Developing culturally competent approaches and resources helps break down misconceptions about breastfeeding. Learn more here.
  • Three experts share their recommendations for elevating Black mothers and families as leaders in driving change in breastfeeding and infant safe sleep outcomes in this article.

Improving Conversations with Mothers

Without hearing directly from mothers, health professionals can’t provide meaningful education and support that speaks to each mother’s individual views and experiences. This is one reason why improving conversations with breastfeeding mothers can help increase breastfeeding rates. Watch this webinar on improving breastfeeding conversations here, or read this article that sums up six strategies. 

Spread the Word

Join us and fellow breastfeeding advocates by celebrating on social media all month long. We’ve pulled together a social media toolkit with ready-to-use graphics and sample social posts to help you get started. Download the toolkit, share on your social accounts, and tag @NICHQ so we can amplify your reach.

Currently, the virus that causes COVID-19 has not been found in the breastmilk of infected women. While promoting breastfeeding during the pandemic, it’s important to know safety guidelines and recommendations as information about breastfeeding and COVID-19 continue to evolve.

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