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Mission Statement: Promoting and protecting breastfeeding through education and collaboration with health professionals, breastfeeding advocates, and community members of Leavenworth County.

Vision Statement: Breastfeeding is supported and encouraged at all levels to promote optimal health for mothers and babies.

Current and Past Projects:

  • Developed and maintain a Leavenworth County Breastfeeding Resource List. Distributed this list to local community partners and health care providers
  • Promoted “High 5 for Kansas” at our local hospital
  • Organized a 2014 Celebrating Breastfeeding Picnic for World Breastfeeding Week
  • Promoted “How to Support the Breastfeeding Mother & Family” course to child care providers

Contact Information: Jody Hammerschmidt, RD, LD, IBCLC
e-mail: jhammerschmidt@leavenworthcounty.org

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Partners: Leavenworth County Health Department, La Leche League, St. Lukes Cushing Hospital, Fort Leavenworth New Parent Support, Local Organizations That Work with Moms and Babies, Local Breastfeeding Advocates