Breastfeeding Education in Havre, Montana

Researcher: Brooke Barton

Research focus: In Montana, 68% of breastfeeding parents are shown how to position and latch their newborn before discharge, yet less than 50% who initiate breastfeeding remain so after 6 months in Hill County, MT. To bridge this resource disparity and contribute to the improvement of breastfeeding outcomes in rural settings, and motivated by my experiences in Hill County, MT, as a Rural Underserved Opportunities Program participant in Family Medicine, this educational handout provides physicians with a foundation for breastfeeding instruction and provides new parents with a tangible resource that can be referenced if problems arise.