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Indian Health - Maternity

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

Four women breastfeeding their children.As part of Michelle Obama's initiative Let's Move! In Indian Country, the Indian Health Service (IHS) aimed to make all 13 delivery hospitals Baby-Friendly by the end of 2014. With funding and support from the Kellogg Foundation, The Breastfeeding Center worked 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.

Update: All 13 IHS obstetric facilities are now Baby-Friendly!

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

For any questions, please email: [email protected]

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