Breastfeeding Sustainment Project

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The pediatrician’s role in advocating and supporting proper breastfeeding practices is essential to improve outcomes for both newborn and mother. Currently Tennessee newborns have poor breastfeeding success rates. In Tennessee, only 15.4% of mothers are exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months. This project will assist your practice in identifying, implementing and maintaining process changes regarding breastfeeding support.  These practices will increase breastfeeding rates at the newborn visit and will assist moms with sustaining the breastfeeding as long as mutually desirable by the mother and child. This project is accredited for 1.75 hours of CME and 25 hours of MOC credit and lasts 12 months.

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Increase the number of children seen within 72 hours of nursery discharge to 90% and increase the sustainment rate of breastfeeding from newborn visit to 2 months by 20% over the 12 months of the project

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