"In 1963, the U.S. Surgeon General announced that smoking was bad for you," Mohrbacher says. "How many years did it take before people were forced to stop smoking in hospitals and on planes? The only thing that's going to convince people that breastfeeding is the norm is if they continue to see it."
10 steps for successful breastfeeding The United Nations Children's Fund and World Health Organization have identified the following as critical elements for hospitals to follow to promote breastfeeding. Having this checklist in hand when investigating birthing and postpartum healthcare options can help facilitate a successful breastfeeding experience. If your hospital doesn't officially employ all the practices, make it clear which policies you are most interested in.
Eryn McGary is a writer and former Chicagoan living in Kansas City with her husband Mick.
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