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2013 Manitoba provincial breastfeeding strategy / : Manitoba provincial breastfeeding strategy 2013




The 2013 Manitoba Breastfeeding Strategy contains four basic goals. These goals are aligned with Manitoba Health's departmental priorities and goals with emphasis on reducing health disparities; improving service delivery and building capacity. The goals are: increase breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity rates at discharge from hospital, birth centre, or following home birth; increase the rates of exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months and continued breastfeeding to 2 years and beyond; narrow the gap between breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration between northern and southern Manitoba, urban, rural and isolated communities as well as between different socio-economic groups; and, achieve Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation in Manitoba birthing hospitals, birth centres and community public health offices.


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