The power of a Provider
When providers talk, people listen. Let’s harness this opportunity to promote breastfeeding with the patients in your community. As the primary educator, you have the power to explain the evidence-based benefits of breastfeeding and affirm its importance.
The health benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby are clear. Breastfeeding is no longer a lifestyle choice, but a public health decision.
Breastfeeding protects against SIDS and SUIDS
Breastfeeding decreases bacterial and viral pneumonia
Breastfeeding decreases post-partum depression
High Impact Behaviors
A high impact behavior is an action that is EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT. As a Provider (doctors, midwives, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) you have the ability to accomplish it. It is an action that you can do TODAY. Let’s get started!
AFFIRM the importance of breastfeeding.
“As your provider, I support breastfeeding.“
Normalize breastfeeding in your environment.
Hang a poster that promotes breastfeeding.
Refer to community resources.
The community is there to help you send a consistent message for your families.