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Mothers need support from the people and organizations they interact with to meet their breastfeeding goals. States can use this Report Card and previous year's Report Cards to track progress, identify the areas where mothers need more support, and work within their communities to better protect, promote and support breastfeeding mothers.

  • NH Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Online Curriculum
    15 hour Online Breastfeeding Curriculum* available to meet Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Requirements. Low cost hospital and individual subscriptions available. This course provides the required 15 hour didactic component of the 20 hour World Health Organization/UNICEF Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in a Baby-Friendly Hospital course. The 5 hour clinical competency course with nursing contact hours is also available. (see below)
    * This Continuing Nursing Education Activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Association, an Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • Five Hour Skills Days Sessions for Hospital Staff Nurses
    Meets requirements set forth by Baby-FriendlyTMUSA for designation or re-designation as a Baby-FriendlyTM Hospital.
    Contact information:
  • New Hampshire WIC Nutrition Program Breastfeeding Coordinators & Contacts
  • Bella Breastfeeding - Provider Training is a peer-reviewed online course on OPENPediatrics, a free web-based learning platform designed for health care professionals. The purpose of this course is to fulfill the 3 hr requirement for provider education (Physicians, CNM, PA, APRN) as outlined in the Baby-Friendly USA Guideline and Evaluation Criteria manual. CME pending. REGISTER HERE, then search for "breastfeeding" or "bella".
  • The Landscape of Breastfeeding Support

  • Healthy People 2020 Objective

    MICH-21: Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed
    MICH-21.1 Ever 81.9%
    MICH-21.2 At 6 months 60.6%
    MICH-21.3 At 1 year 34.1%
    MICH-21.4 Exclusively through 3 months 46.2%
    MICH-21.5 Exclusively through 6 months 25.5%
    MICH-22: Increase the proportion of employers that have worksite lactation support programs. 38%
    MICH-23: Reduce the proportion of breastfed newborns who receive formula supplementation within the first 2 days of life. 14.2%
    MICH-24: Increase the proportion of live births that occur in facilities that provide recommended care for lactating mothers and their babies. 8.1%

    Source: CDC 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card

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