Maternal and Child Health in Chittenden County

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Our Maternal and Child Health Coordinator develops and maintains relationships with community organizations and health providers to help pregnant and postpartum women and children be happy and healthy. To do this we:

Our local health office also supports breastfeeding in the community. We do this by collaborating with workplaces to make them more accessible to breastfeeding moms. For example, through a Breastfeeding Friendly Employers grant, local businesses and schools were able to create private lactation spaces within their organizations. We also partner with the Chittenden County Breastfeeding Coalition to promote World Breastfeeding Week in August of each year. This includes the Big Latch On which helps communities positively support breastfeeding in public places. See more information on Worksite Wellness in Chittenden County.

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Alysha, Public Health Nurse