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Why is this Important?
Breast milk reduces the risks for a variety of childhood illnesses and infections. It also reduces the risk of obesity, certain types of cancer and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Benefits for new mothers include decreased postpartum bleeding, earlier return to pre-pregnancy weight, increased child spacing, reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancer, osteoporosis and hip fractures.
The Indiana Baby Friendly Learning Collaborative creates opportunities to develop high performance work teams, builds leadership skills among staff, promotes employee pride, enhances patient satisfaction and improves health outcomes. LINC hospitals are invited to work together to create an environment in their hospital that is supportive of best practices in maternity care and optimal infant feeding.
Indiana Perinatal Network is leading this effort by serving as the project consultants and facilitators, providing initiative level planning, consultation and training and convening the peer learning collaborative experiences. The funding for this multi-year project is provided by the CDC, funded through the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Indiana State Department of Health and endorsed by the Indiana Hospital Association.
LINC Phase 1 - 2013
LINC Phase 2 - 2015
Role of IPN
The Indiana Perinatal Network has a long history of working with health care providers, local community organizations and legislators to promote breastfeeding throughout the state. This includes:
For more information, contact Tina Cardarelli at 317.924.0825 x4223 or email@example.com.
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