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10 Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Shelter: Building a Policy

by Nikki Lee, RN, BSN, MS, IBCLC, CCE, CIMI, ANLC, CKC, RYT
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes
Abstract:

This presentation will describe the 5-year journey to the creation and implementation of the 10 Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Shelter, starting with a key person, the prime mover, wondering, as she struggled in her resource-rich home with breastfeeding, "what do mothers experiencing homelessness do when they have trouble breastfeeding?" This question led to the formation of a committee, with the eventual outcome of a published policy paper and the Office of Homeless Services changing its provider contract to include accommodations for breastfeeding.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify resources and strengths in their own communities.

Objective 2: State barriers to breastfeeding in shelters.

Objective 3: Describe how to implement the 10 Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly in their own community.

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