Breastfeeding becoming the norm at more Native hospitals. Indian Health Service taking quick steps toward goal of Baby-Friendly certification for all of its hospitals.
Tips for how Native moms who breastfeed can choose nutritious commodity foods and common sense habits to support infant health and growth.
Despite being statistically more likely to breastfeed, many Native American mothers stop nursing after 6 months. Mental concerns top the list of difficulties they face.
Coalitions and other tribal and statewide Native breastfeeding groups are sprouting up in Nevada, Arizona, South Dakota, and other parts of Indian Country.