ERIC Number: EJ1092522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Cooperative Extension Answers the Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
Brill, Michelle F.
Journal of Extension, v54 n1 Article 1IAW2 Feb 2016
Extension has many opportunities to promote breastfeeding, one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself. This article describes how and why Cooperative Extension can and should partner with federal and state efforts to promote breastfeeding. Members of Rutgers' Family and Community Health Sciences department served on state work groups to identify and implement evidence-based strategies for promoting breastfeeding in health care, child care, and work site settings. Extension is an important public health partner, providing technical assistance, content expertise, and resources that meet the needs of communities.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Technical Assistance, Nutrition, Expertise, Prevention, Evidence Based Practice, Community Needs, Health Services, Public Health, Infants, Mothers, Health Promotion, Government Role, Child Care, Employed Parents, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey