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Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma 

Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma is a statewide effort to help Oklahoma hospitals improve maternity care and increase the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in Oklahoma, funded by the Oklahoma State Department of Health through the Maternal and Child Health Service. Partners include the Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Office of Perinatal Quality Improvement, and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma Symposium
February 28, 2014 Presentations

Becky Mannel, Letha Grellner and Anne Merewood presentations 
State of the State Breastfeeding and Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma Becky Mannel 
Begin Before the Beginning Baby-Friendly Prenatal Care Anne Merewood 
Dr. Terry Cline and Clifton Kenon, Jr.  
Skin to Skin is for Every Baby-Melissa Lindenau, MD, Paula Griffith, RNC-OB, BSN
Sharing Successes from Trailblazer and Pioneer Hospitals
Closing Comments

BBFOK Next Steps

Video presentations from BFOK Summit, March 1, 2013

Step by Step to Baby-Friendly: Overcoming Myths, Mountains and Minutiae
Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC, Director of The Breastfeeding Center, Boston Medical Center
The Importance of Becoming Baby-Friendly Designated
Trish MacEnroe, Executive Director, Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. 
Bringing Doctors on Board
Dr. Robert Mannel, MD, Chair, Department of OB/GYN, OUHSC

Agenda - Baby-Friendly Oklahoma Summit Agenda
Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria for Facilities Seeking Baby-Friendly Designation
Power Point Presentations:
Becky Mannel - Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma: Where We Stand, Where We're Headed, How We'll Get There
Anne Merewood - Step by Step to Baby-Friendly:Overcoming Myths, Mountains and Minutiae
Trish MacEnroe - The Importance of Becoming Baby-Friendly Designated
Anne Merewood - Big Business vs. Little Babies: A History of the Infant Formula Industry
Becky Mannel - Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma: Next Steps


Paying for Formula Puts Hospitals in Control

Announcing NICHQ’s New Breastfeeding Website

NICHQ is thrilled to announce the launch of our new website and home base for anyone interested in improving breastfeeding support. The site offers news, strategies and tools to help birthing facilities improve maternity care to better support mothers who choose to breastfeed.