Facility Discharge Care

Assurance of Ambulatory Breastfeeding Support : Distribution of "Discharge Packs" Containing Infant Formula

Assurance of Ambulatory Breastfeeding Support
Practical and Educational

ABM “Going Home Protocol”
Source: ABM
Description: Sample hospital protocol for discharge of mother and infant.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2014



​TN Breastfeeding Hotline
Source: TN Center for Patient Safety
Description: Logo – with phone number – for the TN Breastfeeding Hotline.
Date of Access: December 2016



National Breastfeeding Hotline
Source: La Leche League
Description: Provides phone number of a national breastfeeding hotline.
Date of Access: December 2015



Resources to Know at Discharge
Source: CDPH
Description: A sample framework for a list of resources all new parents should know. To be filled in by the provider/hospital prior to discharge and given to parents.
Date of Access: October 2015



When to Call
Source: Lactation Education Resources
Description: Sheet for families establishing when to call for help or support for a professional.
Date of Access: October 2015



Practical

Finding an LLL Group/Leader in your Area
Source: LLL
Description: Two resources used to help find a LLL meeting/leaderanywhere in the country. The LLL of KY/TNalso has specific local information.
Date of Access: October 2015



Find a Lactation Consultant
Source: ILCA
Description: Site where one can search for local LCs.
Date of Access: December 2016



Breastfeeding Education Counseling Prompts
Source: CDPH
Description: Sample script of questions about breastfeeding to ask new mothers via the phone. Available in English and Spanish.
Date of Access: October 2015



Post-Discharge Follow-Up Form
Source: CDPH
Description: A sample form used to document contact with the patient and any problems or questions the patient might have. Has entry spots for 1 week and 3 months.
Date of Access: October 2015



Post-Discharge Follow-Up Form #2
Source: CDPH
Description: A sample form used to document contact with the patient and any problems or questions the patient might have. Has entry spots for contact at 2 days, 5 days, 14 days, 1 month, and 2 months.
Date of Access: October 2015



Parental Screening Form for Early Follow-Up of Breastfeeding Infants
Source: CDPH
Description: A series of 15 yes/no questions about breastfeeding to be completed by parents when baby is 4-6 days old. Given to parents at discharge. Depending on the responses, the questionnaire lets parents know if they should contact their health provider.
Date of Access: October 2015



Zipmilk
Source: MA Breastfeeding Coalition
Description: A website where one can search for breastfeeding resources by zip code. Not currently available in TN, but still a useful site.
Date of Access: October 2015



Breastfeeding Discharge Checklist
Source: MA Breastfeeding Coalition
Description: Checklist for mothers to take home delineating all the steps they should take regarding breastfeeding and alerting them to things that might indicate a problem with breastfeeding.
Date of Publication: 2008



When You Go Home Checklist
Source: MA Breastfeeding Coalition
Description: Checklist for mothers to take home. Describes what should be happening with their baby in regard to breastfeeding. Available in English and Spanish.
Date of Publication: 2011



Educational

Breastfeeding Promotion Posters
Source: Tennessee Center for Patient Safety
Description: Posters that comprise part of a TN breastfeeding marketing campaign and include the breastfeeding hotline number.
Date of Access: December 2016



Breastfeeding Community Support Groups: Evaluating Their Effectiveness
Source: Maternal and Child Nutrition
Description: An academic paper that looks at the effect that community and peer support groups have on breastfeeding. Their assessment suggests that support groups and peer supporters may help raise breastfeeding prevalence.
Date of Publication: 2005



Distribution of “Discharge Packs” Containing Infant Formula
Practical and Educational

CMSS Code for Interaction with Companies
Source: CMSS
Description: A code to follow when dealing with any company attempting to market a product – e.g. breast-milk substitutes – to a hospital or other institution. Endorsed by the ABM, AAP, and many other medical organizations.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2011



International Code of Marketing Breast-Milk Substitutes
Source: WHO
Description: Official WHO document concerning the marketing and sale of breast-milk substitutes. Intended to protect and promote breastfeeding.
Date of Publication: 1981



​Overcoming the Issue of Accepting Free Formula
Source: Journal of Human Lactation
Description: The story, published in an academic journal, of how one hospital approached the issue of free formula and discharge packs.
Date of Publication: 2000



Educational

Trends of Distributing Infant Formula Packs
Source: Pediatrics
Description: Academic article looking at the trends in formula distribution out of hospitals between 2007 and 2013.
Date of Publication: 2015



Marketing Breastfeeding – Reversing Corporate Influence
Source: Journal of Urban Health
Description: Academic paper that addresses the effect that formula marketing has on hospitals and their practices. Tells story of how the NYC Department of Health attempted to change how hospitals approach formula marketing.
Date of Publication: 2008



Commercial Discharge Packs and Breastfeeding
Source: Pediatrics
Description: A classic academic paper that uses a RCT to determine the effect of discharge packs on infant feeding practices.
Date of Publication: 1987



Ban the Bags Toolkit
Source: Ban the Bags
Description: A list of common arguments against banning discharge packs and responses that can be used to combat said arguments.
Date of Access: October 2015



Marketing Infant Formula through Hospitals
Source: American Journal of Public Health
Description: Academic article examining the ramifications of marketing infant formula in hospitals.
Date of Publication: 2008