News/Events

Gift Training
  • Hospitals that are enrolled with The Gift receive online and off-line training for hospital staff and providers. Download this executive summary to learn more about the Coffective Provider Education that is now available to enrolled hospitals.
  • To access The Gift Train-the-Trainer and Technical Assistance webinar recordings, enrolled hospitals can visit the “Resources for Enrolled Facilities” section of the website, by clicking here.

NEW! 2019 Breastfeeding Data

The latest breastfeeding rates are now available from the CDC’s National Immunization Survey (NIS) and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The most recent NIS data indicate that breastfeeding initiation rates in Louisiana continue to rise from 67.0% to 70.1% among babies born in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Rates for 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding also … Continue reading “NEW! 2019 Breastfeeding Data”

Cafe au Lait Expands Statewide

Café au Lait, a free breastfeeding support group in New Orleans, recently expanded to include additional communities throughout the state: Opelousas, Shreveport and Bossier City. Its mission is to improve breastfeeding outcomes through a culturally appropriate space for parents to gather and provide peer support. To help build statewide continuity among breastfeeding clubs for women … Continue reading “Cafe au Lait Expands Statewide”

17 Baby-Friendly Hospitals in LA!

Congratulations to Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA, which recently achieved Baby-Friendly designation! Melissa Sheridan, RN, IBCLC, shared (see below and Read More for full interview) how the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding impacted mothers receiving care at the facility as well as what it was like going through the … Continue reading “17 Baby-Friendly Hospitals in LA!”

Breastfeeding Promotion Among Fathers

The Bureau of Family Health (BFH) has been working with MEE Productions to better equip its staff with skills to communicate effectively with African-American fathers and communities and to learn how to engage African-American fathers to participate in BFH programs and services.  Findings relevant to breastfeeding promotion indicate that fathers resonate most with information that … Continue reading “Breastfeeding Promotion Among Fathers”

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