This episodes highlights the barriers to breastfeeding and the challenges healthcare workers face when trying to pump in the healthcare setting.
Dr. Shelly Shallat, pediatrician and medical director of the newborn nursery at OSF St. Frances Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, outlines barriers to breastfeeding. Rachel, a mother and healthcare worker, shares the challenges she has experienced with pumping in the healthcare setting.
2011 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
Health Care Resources
Breastfed Babies Welcome Here Materials (USDA)
How to Have a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice (AAP)
The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies (CDC)The TEN STEPS to Successful Breastfeeding (WHO and Unicef)
Pumping at Work: How Medical Professionals Can Support Breastfeeding Patients (University of California and ACLU)
Business Case for Breastfeeding (HHS OWH)
Supporting Nursing Moms at Work (HHS OWH)
Break Time for Nursing Mothers (DOL)
Many thanks to Kathryn Bernstein, Nutrition Program Manager, Illinois Public Health Institute, for providing the above resources.
Work to improve breastfeeding support in Peoria is partially supported by the Illinois State Physical Activity and Nutrition program, led by the Illinois Public Health Institute with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention