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7. Ensure healthy eating for pregnant women and breastfeeding support for new mothers and babies
Increase the number of birthing hospitals designated and/or enrolled in the Baby-Friendly certification process

2010 Baseline

1 birthing hospital was designated as Baby-Friendly

Progress Made

2 hospitals designated as Baby-Friendly.  Increased Montana maternity hospitals enrolled in "10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" Baby-Friendly designation from 8 to 12.

2017 Benchmark

15 birthing hospitals designated and/or enrolled in the Baby-Friendly certification process.

 

Action Steps:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Working to build relationships with health and lactation community.

 

Best Practices:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Presented at breastfeeding coalitions across the state on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Provided 5 scholarships to attend the annual Breastfeeding Learning.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Developing Baby-Priendly community resource toolkit in collaboration with Women, Infants, &

             Children (WIC).

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Exhibiting at health conferences around the state educating health professionals on the Montana

             Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

 

Contact:

     arrow-right-c  Mandi Zanto - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Program Manager, Nutrition and Physical Activity (NAPA)

     arrow-right-c  Terry Miller - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Senior Breastfeeding Consultant, Nutrition and Physical Activity (NAPA)

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