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1 1 Sharing and Promoting Breastfeeding in Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) WIC Programs Breastfeeding Teleconference October 9, 2007 Cheryl Richardson BS, IBCLC, RLC Citizen Potawatomi Nation WIC

2 2 Sharing and Promoting Breastfeeding in Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) WIC Programs Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Programs Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Programs Breastfeeding Educational Materials Breastfeeding Educational Materials Breastfeeding Posters Breastfeeding Posters Breastfeeding Calendars Breastfeeding Calendars Trainings/Breastfeeding Educator Courses Trainings/Breastfeeding Educator Courses USDA/FNS sponsored workgroup USDA/FNS sponsored workgroup

3 3 ITO and State WIC Programs Collaborate with USDA/FNS to promote Breastfeeding Citizen Potawatomi Nation (OK) Citizen Potawatomi Nation (OK) Chickasaw Nation (OK) Chickasaw Nation (OK) Wichita, Caddo, & Delaware Tribes (WCD) (OK) Wichita, Caddo, & Delaware Tribes (WCD) (OK) Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos (NM) Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos (NM) States – TX, OK, NM, AR, LA States – TX, OK, NM, AR, LA

4 4 Working to Enhance Breastfeeding in the Southwest

5 5 WEBS By Cheryl Richardson 2006 Strands that are connected, Linked together between, We all work together, A web of support are we - For Moms who are breastfeeding, Their precious babies too, And the pregnant woman wondering What's the best thing to do.

6 6 Breastfeeding Education Bag

7 7 The Bag

8 8 Breastfeeding Help Tips Cards

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15 15 Collaboration Helps to Combine Resources Funding Funding Staff/Staff Time Staff/Staff Time Education Education Knowledge Knowledge Ability to Procure/Produce Materials Ability to Procure/Produce Materials Various other Resources Various other Resources Pregnant and breastfeeding women hear the same supportive breastfeeding message from everyone Pregnant and breastfeeding women hear the same supportive breastfeeding message from everyone

16 16 Cheryl Richardson, BS, IBCLC, RLC Citizen Potawatomi Nation WIC CRichardson@POTAWATOMI.ORG(405)273-3216


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