The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force provides monthly webinars for hospital professionals regarding optimal mother-baby feeding practices. All webinars last 90 minutes, from 12 pm to 1:30 pm, with 60 minutes of content and 30 minutes of discussion. The schedule of webinars for 2015 is below:

Mar 27 – Prenatal Education: the Benefits and Management of Breastfeeding

Presenter: Carol L’Esperance & Stephanie Andrews, Presbyterian Hospital

Executive Summary - Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

This resource identifies ways that families, communities, employers, and health care
professionals can increase support for breastfeeding and improve breastfeeding rates.
The call to Action also documents disparities in breastfeeding practices. The website
provides information on the Itʼs Only Natural campaign which was developed to
help African-American women and families understand the health benefits of
breastfeeding—not just for babies, but for moms too.


Breastfeeding Statistics

The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force is very interested in publicizing and, when possible, gathering statistics relevant to breastfeeding, especially in our state.  Unfortunately for many years, the major source for national breastfeeding statistics has been Ross Laboratories.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The AAP provides a host of online resources on breastfeeding for parents, providers,
and professionals.

The AAP is an organization of medical professionals dedicated to the optimal
physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children,
adolescents, and young.


Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

Recently other sources have become available.  The New Mexico Pregnancy Risk
Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is an ongoing invaluable project of the
New Mexico Department of Health with support from the Centers for Disease
Control  and Prevention (CDC).   PRAMS is a multi-year, population-based survey
used to  identify and monitor selected maternal behaviors and experiences
occurring before,  during and after pregnancy. It includes


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