Thursday, May 22, 2008

Put Your Money Where Your Breast Is

I got some excellent feedback from the LCs last night. Its interesting that my very first official speaking gig for pay (besides the one I did in San Francisco last February) is talking to WIC about breastfeeding. I'll be addressing admin not the rank and file, so my presentation is to those who can facilitate change, yet this will be a delicate balancing act. Some have told me I'll be preaching to the choir, but others have said its a great venue for making converts. I'm sure both statements are true. Its a balancing act, because I don't want to offend them on the formula issue because I want them to hear what I'm saying about lactation. So I included a slide of what I think they are doing right. The suggestions are a little radical- like having an LC in every clinic (LCs are expensive) but as good as peer counselors are, they do not represent professional support. I'm also suggesting that all peer counselors be trained as breastfeeding educators (also expensive). But I have no choice - if we want to make an impact on breastfeeding rates, we have to be willing to invest in those outcomes. The taxpayer is getting a much better return on investment if breastfeeding rates go up, and formula feeding goes down. Past a certain tipping point, there will begin to be a savings.

6 comments:

Laurel said...

Go Sherry! I'm cheering you on!

womantowomancbe said...

Yes, one lactation consultant will cost the same regardless of how many women breastfeed; but for every woman who does not use formula, there will be savings. Not to mention the great health advantages of breastfeeding! Many WIC clients would also tend to be on government assistance (Medicaid) right? Which means that more breastfeeding means fewer ear infections and other health issues, which means less money paid out in doctor's visits and medications. When you think about it that way, the cost of a LC is minimal.

Kathy

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