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Nikki Lee

10 Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Shelter: Building a Policy

  • Speaker: Nikki Lee , RN, BSN, MS, IBCLC, CCE, CIMI, ANLC, CKC, RYT
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

This presentation will describe the 5-year journey to the creation and implementation of the 10 Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Shelter, starting with a key person, the prime mover, wondering, as she struggled in her resource-rich home with breastfeeding, "what do mothers experiencing homelessness do when they have trouble breastfeeding?" This question led to the formation of a committee, with the eventual outcome of a published policy paper and the Office of Homeless Services changing its provider contract to include accommodations for breastfeeding.