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7. Ensure healthy eating for pregnant women and breastfeeding support for new mothers and babies
Work with community groups to promote breastfeeding

2010 Baseline

82% of babies in MT were breastfed

Progress Made

91% of babies of babies in MT were breastfed

2017 Benchmark

94% of babies in MT ever breastfed

 

Action Steps:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Conduct greater social media membership outreach and develop collaboration between lactation

              advocates across the state via webpage and Facebook.

 

Best Practices:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Provided scholarships to MT health professionals for advanced lactation certification training.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Partnering with agencies such as Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Provided five $500 kickstarter grants to local MT breastfeeding coalitions to start of

              reinvigorate a local breastfeeding support group

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Hosted state Breastfeeding Coalition meet and greet in 2014.

 

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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