Centering the USBC vision of thriving families and communities, the team at the USBC asked me to share a few thoughts about the pandemic during National Preparedness Month, and I'm hopeful that sharing some data and recommendations will be helpful. But first, I'd like to share some feelings...
I am most excited about all the work that has been going towards addressing Baby-Friendly hospitals, or if anything, practices that align with the ten steps of being Baby-Friendly. What we’ve been seeing is that you have Best-Fed Beginnings, you have CHAMPS, you have EMPower. . .
There has been quite a bit of effort and money invested in maternity care practices over the last few years. One of the things we do at CGBI is we facilitate a national collaborative for advancing the Ten Steps. And, if we look back to 2011, we had 13 states. . .
I’m so excited about the interconnectedness of all of this, coming together and sharing ideas, growing all of those programs, and helping to make sure that moms everywhere, in all of those little corners, who have possibly been ignored in the past, have been acknowledged. . .
I’m really excited about attention being brought to breastfeeding. As a doula, I see breastfeeding as very connected to birthing and parenting. We're bringing attention and looking at the different areas where we can work together and bring information. . .