June 8th at Maine Medical Center -- Dana 7, Portland
June 19th at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor
6 for ME is a quality improvement initiative focused on supporting hospitals to implement at least 6 of the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding”. These Ten Steps are internationally recognized breastfeeding best practices that improve breastfeeding outcomes. The goal is to improve breastfeeding duration and exclusivity for Maine mothers and babies. Maine hospitals have excelled with supporting mothers to initiate breastfeeding. The goal of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is elusive and achieving it will require system changes. This program is designed for leadership and those with decision making capabilities to enhance infrastructure that support breastfeeding initiatives.