Communities Supporting Breastfeeding
Population: Cross-Cutting/System Building,
Topic Area: Health Equity, Birth Outcomes & Breastfeeding,
NPMs: NPM 4: Breastfeeding
The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) asked the question - What would a breastfeeding “utopia” look like? What would mothers and babies experience there? What would they see and hear? Would breastfeeding rates be higher in communities where multiple breastfeeding programs were in place, all working synergistically to weave a net of breastfeeding support for all families? The Communities Supporting Breastfeeding program awards a designation to Kansas communities that support breastfeeding families through a multifaceted approach across sectors using existing statewide programs that address barriers to breastfeeding. Alone, each program can provide a life-line of support in one area of a mother’s life; when woven together they create a net of support through which no mother and baby will fall.
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