Stepping Up for Utah Babies
Ten Steps to Successful BreastfeedingClick the link next to each step to download the Stepping Up for Utah Babies toolkit.
Have a written infant feeding policy that is routinely communicated to staff and parents.
Ensure that staff have sufficient knowledge, competence and skills to support breastfeeding.
Discuss the importance and management of breastfeeding with pregnant women and their families.
Facilitate immediate and uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and support mothers to initiate breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth.
Support mothers to initiate and maintain breastfeeding and manage common difficulties.
Do not provide breastfed newborns any food or fluids other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.
Enable mothers and their infants to remain together and to practice rooming-in 24 hours a day.
Support mothers to recognize and respond to their infants’ cues for feeding.
Counsel mothers on the use and risks of using pacifiers before breastfeeding has been established.
Coordinate discharge so that parents and their infants have timely access to ongoing support and care.
Current "Stepping Up" Hospitals
Box Elder County
Salt Lake County
San Juan County