Maternal and Child Health in the Upper Northeast Kingdom

Our Maternal and Child Health Coordinator develops and maintains relationships with community organizations and health care providers to improve health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women and children. To do this we:

Breastfeeding Support

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. These Vermont workplaces listed by county actively support the health of its employees and their families by making it easier to continue breastfeeding for the first year of life and beyond. We also partner with the Breastfeeding Coalition of Northeast Kingdom to promote World Breastfeeding Week in August of each year. This includes hosting a mother-baby comfort tent at the Orleans Essex County fair each August.

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Jim, Public Health Nurse
(802) 334-4392