BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT FOR BIRTHING PEOPLE AND FAMILIES OF NEWBORNS
Utilize local doulas through Missouri Community Doula Council to efforts encourage, educate, and support breastfeeding for those who are able to.
MASS PURCHASE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PASTEURIZED DONOR HUMAN MILK (PDHM) FOR FAMILIES OF 0-6 MONTH OLD INFANTS.
Infants in the age group 0-6 months exclusively rely on formula or breast milk for caloric intake and hydration. For those who cannot breastfeed, we will organize the mass purchase of PDHM from an accredited milk bank followed by the distribution of PDHM to families in need.
NUTRITION SUPPORT AND COUNSELING FOR FAMILIES OF 6-12 MONTH OLD INFANTS.
Introduction of solid foods begins around 6 months of life. There are potential alternatives to formula for this age group. We will provide nutritional counseling for families of 6-12 month olds that could help them to utilize these options until formula supply is restored. Infants are introduced to cow’s milk or other alternative milk at 12 months of age.