BCHC Recognized as LEARN Breastfeeding Hospital Champion

By: Aprill Murphy

ALBION, Nebraska (May 15, 2024) -Boone County Health Center (BCHC) proudly announces its designation as a LEARN Breastfeeding Hospital Champion, a recognition bestowed upon institutions committed to advancing breastfeeding initiation and support within the hospital setting. This esteemed designation is granted by the LEARN Breastfeeding Hospital Champion Campaign, which leverages insights from the mPINC Survey on Maternity Care Practices by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

With a mission to enhance the overall health of Nebraskan families, Boone County Health Center is poised to disseminate evidence-based messaging on breastfeeding to parents of approximately 25,000 newborns across the state. This initiative aligns with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations, advocating for exclusive breastfeeding of infants for the first six months of life and support for breastfeeding until age 2 and beyond.

The LEARN Breastfeeding Hospital Champion Campaign is built upon the foundation of the mPINC Survey, a comprehensive assessment tool aimed at improving breastfeeding outcomes. By integrating best practices and policies highlighted in the 2020 Nebraska mPINC Results Report, Boone County Health Center endeavors to elevate breastfeeding rates and foster healthier communities.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a LEARN Breastfeeding Hospital Champion,” says Dr. Tami Dodds of BCHC. “This designation reaffirms our dedication to providing exceptional care and support to new mothers and their infants, ultimately promoting lifelong health and well-being.”