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DC Perinatal Lactation Quality Care Collaborative Schedule


All of the meetings will take place from 11am to 12pm with lunch served immediately after the face-to-face meetings. This is the schedule with tentative topics for the meetings:

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011, teleconference/webinar

  • Step 1: Maintain a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.
  • Step 2: Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy.
  • Implementing DC and Federal workplace support requirements.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Howard University Hospital

  • Step 3: Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
  • Step 5: Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they are separated from their infants.
  • Step 10: Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011, teleconference/webinar

  • Meeting Material
  • Step 6: Give infants no food or drink other than breastmilk, unless medically indicated.
  • Step 9: Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.
  • World Breastfeeding Week activities at your institution.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011, Providence Hospital's Carroll Manor, Conference Center

  • Step 4: Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth.
  • Step 7: Practice "rooming in"--allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.
  • Step 8: Encourage unrestricted breastfeeding.