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New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force
Promoting, Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding in New Hampshire
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For the children of New Hampshire to be healthy and strong, they must receive the best possible nutrition when they are infants

BABY-FRIENDLYTM HOSPITALS

 In NH 48% of all deliveries occur at Baby-FriendlyTM designated facilities. 

Baby-Friendly Hospitals in New Hampshire

BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION



PASTEURIZED DONOR HUMAN MILK

PASTEURIZED DONOR HUMAN MILK in NEW HAMPSHIRE Mother's Milk Bank Northeast

"Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. Given the documented short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopmental advantages of breastfeeding, infant nutrition should be considered a public health issue and not only a lifestyle choice."

American Academy of Pediatrics

LEGISLATION UPDATES

United States Breastfeeding Committee
(great source for details on new federal breastfeeding legislation - plus many other current breastfeeding topics)

New Hampshire Breastfeeding Legislation House Bill 441 - This bill sets forth the right of a mother to breastfeed her child in public.

New Hampshire law RSA 132.10d, enacted in 1999 protects a woman's right to breastfeed in public. If a woman feels she has been discriminated against, she should file a complaint with the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights.

ASSISTANCE FOR MOMS

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Do you need help breastfeeding? Enter your zip code at zipmilk.org to find support near you.

WORKPLACE SUPPORT

Employer Training Module for Workplace Lactation Support

DOWNLOAD WORKPLACE TOOLKIT

BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY EMPLOYER AWARD

Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months after birth is optimal for the health of a mother and her infant. The Task Force would like to recognize employers that support breastfeeding in their workplaces.
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BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY EMPLOYER AWARD APPLICATION

SAMPLE WORKPLACE POLICY

BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY CHILDCARE AWARD

BABY FRIENDLY FORMULA PREPARATION

World Health Organization Safe Handling of Powdered Infant Formula

NH'S BREASTFEEDING REPORT CARD 2018


★ READ THE 2016 REPORT CARD ★

* Source: CDC National Immunization Survey (NIS) 2016-2017, among 2015 births. Breastfeeding rate indicators are the percentage of infants breastfeeding at the specified time points, calculated among all infants. The rate for infants receiving formula before 2 days of age is calculated among breastfed infants.


New Hampshire Results
Ever BF 87.4%
BF at 6 mo 64.7%
BF at 12 mo 45.6%
Exclusive BF at 3 mo 55.9%
Exclusive BF at 6 mo 30.2%
Breastfed infants receiving formula before 2 days of age 11.4%
Live births occurring at Baby-Friendly facilities, 2018 49.4%

  Healthy People 2020 Objectives Target Current
Rates*
MICH**-21.1 Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed:
Ever
81.9% 83.2%
MICH-21.2: Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed:
At 6 months
60.6% 57.6%
MICH-21.3 Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed:
At 1 year
34.1% 35.9%
MICH-21.4 Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed:
Exclusively through 3 months
46.2% 46.9%
MICH-21.5 Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed:
Exclusively through 6 months
25.5% 24.9%
MICH-22 Increase the proportion of employers that have worksite lactation support programs. 38.0% 49.0%
MICH-23 Reduce the proportion of breastfed newborns who receive formula supplementation within the first 2 days of life. 14.2% 17.2%
MICH-24 Increase the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies. 8.1% 26.1%

* MICH-21 and MICH-23 current rates represent babies born in 2015, National Immunization Survey 2016-2017; MICH-22 current rates represent employers providing an on-site lactation/mother's room, Society for Human Resource Management, 2018 survey; MICH-24 current rates represent babies born in Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers designated as of June 2018, Baby-Friendly USA.

**Maternal Infant and Child Health

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