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Breastfeeding - A Healthy Start for Mom and Baby
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) needs your help in spreading the word about the benefits of breastfeeding. Today is a good time to start.
External link Breastfeeding Resources Action Kit
Find online resources from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health and the General Services Administration’s Federal Citizen Information Center in their Breastfeeding Resources Action Kit. The kit contains electronic versions of publications selected to increase education about the benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies, the financial impacts of breastfeeding, and how to support breastfeeding in the community. Hard copies of publications can also be ordered online, free of charge.
External link Taking the Pulse of Progress toward Preconception Health Exit Disclaimer
This journal article provides a preliminary assessment of A Healthy Baby Begins with You, the national infant mortality prevention program launched by OMH in 2007, and takes a look at the peer-to-peer education component fueling the program.
External link Report: Keeping Babies Healthy and Safe Exit Disclaimer
This OMH-funded report shows findings from discussions with urban American Indian and Alaska Native parents will be used to develop materials for a communications campaign to increase awareness of infant mortality and help improve the health and safety of AI/AN babies in urban areas.
External link Healthy Baby Begins with You Toolkit Posted Online
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has posted their three-part instructional toolkit online, to assist anyone to plan a community baby shower, raise awareness and increase knowledge about infant mortality.
External linkpdf file Urban Indian Health Board Release Report [PDF | 4.25MB] Exit Disclaimer
This 30-page report focuses on different infant mortality campaigns focused on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and how campaigns are designed to increase awareness.
External link The Death of a Child, The Grief of the Parents: A Lifetime Journey Exit Disclaimer
A publication that seeks to help understand and address parental grief and its aftermath.
SIDS Awareness Month Article
Despite the existence of proactive steps parents can take to reduce their baby's risk of infant death, SIDS remains the leading cause of death for infants one month to one year of age.
External linkpdf file SIDS Facts
Information on SIDS for African Americans, including SIDS Facts, Myths and Facts about SIDS, Actions to Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Responses to Questions about SIDS.
External link AFTER SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME Facing Anniversaries, Holidays, and Special Events Exit Disclaimer
This booklet is dedicated to parents who have experienced painful times during anniversaries, holidays and special events after losing their baby to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). A print friendly PDF is also available from this web page.
External linkpdf file Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health
Both pregnancy and breastfeeding cause changes and place extra demands on a woman’s body. Some of these may have an affect on her bones.

Read this guide to discover the dynamic relationship between pregnancy and bone health.

External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for American Indian and Alaska Native Families
Everyone benefits from breastfeeding. There are many breastfeeding benefits for babies, mothers, and society. Babies who are breastfed receive health and immune system, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. This guide is for all American Indian and Alaska Native women and their families who embrace life. It is a supportive tool for all women who choose to breastfeed.
External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding
Everyone benefits from breastfeeding. There are many breastfeeding benefits for babies, mothers, and society. Babies who are breastfed receive health and immune system, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. This guide is for all women and their families. It is a supportive tool for all women who choose to breastfeed.
External linkpdf file HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding
The Blueprint for Action introduces an action plan for breastfeeding based on education, training, awareness, support and research. The plan includes key recommendations that were refined by the members and reviewers of the Subcommittee on Breastfeeding during their deliberations of science-based findings. Recognizing that breastfeeding rates are influenced by various factors, these recommendations suggest an approach in which all interested stakeholders come together to forge partnerships to promote breastfeeding.
External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for African American Women
Everyone benefits from breastfeeding. There are many breastfeeding benefits for babies, mothers, and society. Babies who are breastfed receive health and immune system, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. This guide is a supportive tool for African American women and their families who choose to breastfeed.
External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding - In Chinese
Everyone benefits from breastfeeding. There are many breastfeeding benefits for babies, mothers, and society. Babies who are breastfed receive health and immune system, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. This guide is for all women and their families. It is a supportive tool for all women who choose to breastfeed.
External link Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality --- United States, 1995--2002
A national health objective for the year 2000 was to reduce the infant mortality rate (IMR) in the United States to 7.0 deaths per 1,000 live births among infants aged <1 year (1,2). The national health objective for 2010 targets a rate of 4.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births (3); an overarching goal calls for eliminating disparities among racial and ethnic populations. To examine racial and ethnic disparities in IMRs, data were analyzed from the National Vital Statistics System for the period 1995--2002. IMRs were calculated by race/ethnicity of the mother in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC).
External link Babies Sleep Safest on Their Backs: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
This African American Outreach Parent Brochure highlights steps to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It explains SIDS and provides tips on lowering risks.



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