Breastfeeding is encouraged as the perfect nutrition for baby, including premature newborns. The breastfeeding objectives in Healthy People 2010 were retained but with higher targets as noted in the chart below. New objectives relate to worksite lactation support, reduction in the early supplementation of breastfed newborns with formula and maternity practices have been added.
GRDHD Services include:
- Professional Education
Breastfeeding Education Programs are offered to health department staff as well as health care providers within the community, as requested (i.e. physicians, nurses, dietitians, etc.).
- Individual Education
Individual counseling on breastfeeding is offered through each local health department by staff through our WIC Program. Peer counselors (women who have been WIC participants and successfully breastfed) are also available to provide education and support to WIC participants interested in breastfeeding their child.
- Community Education
The Program Coordinator is available for group presentations and can provide additional information as requested.
(270) 852-5454 or (270) 686-7747 ext. 3019