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The Fed is Best Foundation works to identify gaps in current breastfeeding protocols, guidelines, and education programs, and provide families and health professionals with the most up-to-date scientific research, education and resources to practice safe infant feeding with breast milk, formula, or a combination of both. #FedisBest

Click here to read the Fed is Best Letter to Parents and Health Professionals.

Fed is Best Photograph 2018, Abbie Fox of Fox Photography


Information for Hospitals: Ensuring Safety for Breastfed newborns

Among the leading causes of newborn extended and repeat hospitalizations are complications of insufficient feeding in exclusively or near-exclusively breastfed newborns. The most common reasons for insufficient feeding are insufficient colostrum/breast milk production and delayed onset of copious milk production. These can lead to the complications of excessive weight loss, dehydration, hyperbilirubinemia, hypernatremia and hypoglycemia, which not only lead to preventable hospitalizations and health care costs, but can also result in impaired brain development. These not only put newborn patients at serious risk, but also put health providers and hospitals at risk. The Fed is Best Foundation has created a page dedicated to providing information to health care providers and hospital administrators on how to ensure patient safety related to infant feeding, particularly for exclusively breastfed newborns. Click the photo below to learn more.


Grand Rounds on the Dangers of Insufficient Exclusive Breastfeeding

On May 2-3, 2018, Dr. Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, Co-Founder of the Fed is Best Foundation had the honor of giving the following Grand Rounds presentation to the largest hospital in Santa Fe, NM, CHRISTUS St. Vincent whose safety and quality improvement program is leading the way toward optimizing newborn breastfeeding support. The Grand Rounds conference was held over two days and were attended by approximately 80 physicians, nurses, lactation consultants and other health professionals who contributed to a very positive discussion of safe breastfeeding support in the newborn period. A video of the presentation can be viewed by clicking on the picture below. For hospitals interested in promoting safe breastfeeding practices, please contact us at contact@fedisbest.org.

Fed is Best Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a strict policy of not accepting funds from any company, organization or entity that obtains revenue through infant feeding products and services, including breast- and formula-feeding companies. All resources on FedisBest.org are free because we believe that safe infant feeding is a human right.


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Dr. Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, Co-Founder

Jody Segrave-Daly, Co-Founder

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