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The Breastfeeding Center and Indian Health:
Working toward Baby-Friendly Hospitals

Native Mothers BreastfeeedingAs part of Michelle Obama's initiative Let's Move! In Indian Country, the Indian Health Service (IHS) aims to make all 13 delivery hospitals Baby-Friendly by the end of 2014. With funding and support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Breastfeeding Center is working with Native American communities to help implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in hospitals serving Native Americans throughout the United States. We are also working with community groups like the Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition to increase breastfeeding in locations beyond the hospital.

All 13 IHS obstetric facilities are now Baby-Friendly!

Second Indian Country Breastfeeds Conference:

Sustainability and Support

May 9th and 10th, 2016 

Organized by AI/AN CHAMPS in collaboration with the Indian Health Service, this learning summit for health care professionals and the community will focus on:

> Sustainability
> The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
> Breastfeeding and clinician support
> Historical trauma and breastfeeding
> Illicit drug use and breastfeeding

Click here to register! 

Visit our Facebook page for pictures!

For more information about breastfeeding in Indian Country, visit: http://indiancountrybreastfeeds.org/

For any questions, please email: IndianCountryBreastfeeds@gmail.com

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Call: 617.414.6466
Fax: 617.414.2662

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The Breastfeeding Center
88 East Newton St., Vose 315
Boston, MA 02118

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