Carrie "Shellie" Cobbs
Health Care Policy: The Past and the Future
July 20, 2014
Breastfeeding is the most importance nutrition a newborn can receive. The benefits of breastfeeding are tremendous. The Surgeon General states, “Breastfeeding protects babies from infections and illnesses that include diarrhea, ear infections and pneumonia, breastfed babies are less likely to develop asthma, children who are breastfed for six months are less likely to become obese, and breastfeeding also reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)” ("Fact sheet," n.d., p. 1).
State the objective of the policy
Increase breastfeeding and best breastfeeding techniques for healthier babies. Create support for mothers who are thinking about, are new to, or are thinking about skipping breastfeeding their new baby. Create programs for the support people in …show more content…
Resources are hard to come by for some agencies and this causes difficulty in Implementation of the law.
Accountable parties and their roles
In the first stage of the Implementation process the new law would be handed down to the appropriate levels of government agencies. The Women, Infant, and Child (WIC) program would be able to help establish community program and counseling on breastfeeding. Federal, state, and local health departments would be able to help support and grow the national campaign on breastfeeding.
In the second stage of Implementation, exact clarification and understanding of the bill would need to come from the Federal level, to the state and then local governments. Getting the correct policies and procedures for all participating agencies is vital for continuity of the law to be delivered correctly. Without clear rules and guidelines to follow then different agencies may feel able to change the law to suit their own needs or