Barriers to Breastfeeding/Breastfeeding Initiatives in Ohio



A new CDC report says the U.S. is not meeting goal of mothers breastfeeding for the first six months of a newborn’s life. The CDC says hospitals are partly to blame. Women also face barriers to breastfeeding at work and in public. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll talk about the barriers to breastfeeding as well as its benefits for babies.


  • Emily Taylor (Senior Projects Director, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute)
  • Marie Cooper (Nurse Manager, Labor & Delivery, Riverside Hospital)
  • Jill Beverly (Director, Perinatal Services, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital)
  • Rachelle Lesteshen (breastfeeding advocate and mother)

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The Riverside Breast Feeding Helpline, as heard on air, is 614-566-3434.

The Mount Carmel Breast Feeding Helpline, also heard on air, is 614-234-MILK.

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