Increasing Overall Breastfeeding Rates in Texas
The Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative is a quality improvement initiative to help Texas hospitals create environments in which women’s choices concerning breastfeeding can best be supported, with the goal of increasing exclusive breastfeeding in the immediate postpartum period and continuing through six months of age. The project consists of up to 81 teams of Texas-based hospitals broken into three geographically-based cohorts.
Aggregate results for cohort A, which consists of 20 teams, shows the teams were able to raise their overall breastfeeding rates from an original baseline median of 84 percent to 88 percent in 18 months.
That means 1,920 more babies per year are receiving some breast milk.
Improve Support in Your Community
Are you interested in getting help with improving breastfeeding rates in your hospital, state or through an infant health or maternal care initiative? Learn more about NICHQ’s customized services.
See more results from NICHQ’s breastfeeding projects.
Or, view the Best Fed Beginnings' project page for more information.