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Maternity Care Practices in the Hospital Setting

Resources and Tools


  • Model Hospital Policy Recommendations Online Toolkit (California Department of Public Health) 
    The California Department of Public Health designed this resource for prenatal professionals. This breastfeeding resource provides guidance on revising breastfeeding policies, specifically addresses ten important hospital policy recommendations. and provides a toolkit for each recommendation.
  • Ban the Bags Toolkit: Anticipating Formula Industry Strategies and Countering Them
    This toolkit includes materials developed by the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition and Ban the Bags to help reduce the marketing of baby formula at hospitals. It includes letters from leaders in both public health and medicine who advocate for legislation banning free sample bags of formula in hospitals. This kit also presents compelling data that breastfeeding rates are lower in hospitals that distribute free samples of formula at the time of discharge.