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Protecting, Promoting, and Supporting Breastfeeding


This practice brief describes what Healthy Start lactation counselors have seen in the field as factors that make it harder to breastfeed (barriers) and factors that support breastfeeding (facilitators). It can be used with the Increasing Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration Discussion Guide and Breastfeeding Resources for Healthy Start Programs for a short (under an hour) staff development activity that you can do with your entire Healthy Start team during a staff meeting or other team meeting.