New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force is a program to improve breastfeeding outcomes in New Mexico by supporting birthing hospitals to improve their quality of care to mothers and babies.
Research underscoring the health benefits of breastfeeding and bonding is fueling a push among communities to encourage “baby friendly” practices that set the foundation for a healthy start. The effort includes engaging hospitals to offer a new standard for maternity care and become designated a Baby-Friendly® Hospital. Based on research that breastfeeding is the optimal first food and is the foundation for a healthy life, Baby-Friendly® Hospitals emphasize the need for breastfeeding and bonding between mother and child. This includes encouraging skin-to-skin contact moments after birth and rooming-in services, as well as providing lactation consultants and immediate breastfeeding time.
See the full story at W.K. Kellogg Foundation website : A healthy start for all New Mexico families through baby-friendly practices