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1 Presented at Washington State Hospital Association Safe Table 11/19/2013 Update on Breastfeeding Promotion Strategies Jean O’Leary, MPH, RD November 19, 2013

2 Why we’re here today… To give you an update on our strategies to increase breastfeeding rates by promoting the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.” Presented at Washington State Hospital Association Safe Table 11/19/2013

3 The Evidence-Based Hospital Breastfeeding Support (EBBS) Learning Collaborative Goal: To increase the number of birthing hospitals in Washington State that provide evidence-based breastfeeding support. Presented at Washington State Hospital Association Safe Table 11/19/2013

4 Status of EBBS 100% of participating hospitals have policies reflecting “The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.” Completed five trainings for 147 providers, 293 RNs and other staff to meet the Baby-Friendly™ standard for staff education. Several hospitals started the 4-D pathway with Baby- Friendly™ USA. Several hospitals stopped giving out discharge bags with formula. Presented at Washington State Hospital Association Safe Table 11/19/2013

5 Excellence in State Public Health Law Vision: Create an epidemic of healthy weight in Washington State. Goal: 100% of birthing hospitals in Washington achieve the Baby Friendly™ designation. Team Lead: Secretary of Health John Wiesman Team Members: Senator Randi Becker, Representative Eileen Cody, Jason McGill of the Governor’s office, and other members of the Department of Health and the Assistant Attorney General’s Office. Presented at Washington State Hospital Association Safe Table 11/19/2013

6 Questions? Jean O’Leary, MPH, RD Washington State Department of Health , extension 3662 Presented at Washington State Hospital Association Safe Table 11/19/2013

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