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National Initiative to Help Hospitals Improve Breastfeeding Support

Hospitals can apply through May 4 to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a national initiative to improve breastfeeding support in hospitals. Selected hospitals will work with national breastfeeding and quality improvement experts to implement 10 steps to successful breastfeeding established by the World Health Organization/UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Leading the effort, the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Baby-Friendly USA will select up to 90 hospitals for the 22-month learning collaborative. For more information and to register for an April 10 informational webinar, visit www.nichq.org/our_projects/cdcbreastfeeding.html.

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