is working in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health to promote
breastfeeding as part of the work to reduce chronic disease and obesity. The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition
and Care score (mPINC) for Tennessee showed some slight improvement from 2011
to 2013 with statewide score increasing from 62 to 67. Our national ranking, however, dropped in
this timeframe from 46th to 49th, as other states made improvements
Understanding that the long-term health benefits
derived from breastfeeding affects both mother and baby, it is imperative that
we work together in an effort to improve breastfeeding rates and in turn, improve
their overall health. To this effort, a
statewide media campaign was launched and free on-line lactation education is
available for Tennessee OB facilities use. The breastfeeding campaign posters as well as other icons can be
downloaded for free use below.
Breastfeeding PR Materials
Healthy TN Babies Website
Healthy TN Babies Facebook Page
For access to the online TN hospitals Breastfeeding Toolkit, click here.