Pathway to Wellness, LLC
(Helping Moms to have Healthy Babies)
To see every mother have a healthy pregnancy, birthing experience, and rear a healthy child.
We are a group of professionally and racially diverse public health professionals dedicated to improving the health of mothers and children within in the state of Mississippi. Our mission is to reduce the rates of maternal obesity and related chronic diseases, e.g. hypertension and gestational diabetes, that are associated with low birth weight, preterm, and infant mortality while increasing the rates of infants who are breastfed for the first 6 months of life.
We intend to accomplish this mission through lifestyle change programs that include educating and coaching women to adopt a healthy diet and behaviors, e.g. physical activity, so as to maintain a healthy body weight during before, during and beyond pregnancy, which can significantly reduces poor pregnancy and delivery outcomes. Also, we intend to educate women and employers about the health benefits of breastfeeding as well as provide them with the counseling, supplies, and equipment that are necessary to successfully breastfeed. We will educate employers and assist them in creating a positive, supportive work environment for their breastfeeding employees. We will promote breastfeeding among birthing centers and ensure that employers and child care facilities are in compliance with state and federal laws that support breastfeeding families. We will partner with local and national organizations to increase breastfeeding rates. We won't rest until Mississippi's infant mortality rate is below 3% and its exclusive 6 months breastfeeding rate is at least 26 percent.
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