Evidence shows that specific practices in medical care settings can significantly affect rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration among women. Birth facility policies and practices that create a supportive environment for breastfeeding begin prenatally and continue through discharge. The mPINC survey measures infant feeding related policies and practices, showing facilities their strengths and areas that need improvement.
The National Breastfeeding Center will guide your facility to improve mPinc scores through practice management and evidence based practice changes that your staff adopt through meaningful interactions with your hospital team leadership and policy change.
NBfC can connect you with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) in your area, which can be utilized to expand your services and / or to provide additional support to breastfeeding mothers. We can also screen and recommend International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) based on how well they may fit with your practice, and assist you with the hiring process, including providing Employment and/or Independent Contractor Agreements templates.
Through an exclusive arrangement with Limerick Inc, makers of the PJ’s Comfort Pump, NBfC brings you the best pricing on pumps for your patients. Either purchase the pumps and sell to your patients, or rent these hospital-grade, re-usable machines to breastfeeding mothers. NBfC provides you with a complete rental ‘package’ including optimal pricing, rental agreements and best practices.
You will also receive the best pricing on peripherals for these machines when purchased through the NBfC.
NBfC will also assist you with obtaining samples and Breastfeeding Starter Kits (which typically include such items as a manual sterile breast pump, reusable cotton breast pads, sample nipple cream, etc.) that you can sell to your patients, or provide as part of your practice’s program.
Access to NBfC's online database of insurance companies’ medical and payment policies, providing easy look up of information on BF services and equipment coverage.
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