Jacquie Watson is the Maternal and Child Health Director and Section Manager within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare – Division of Public Health. She has over 14 years of experience as a public health professional and holds a Master of Health Science degree with an emphasis in health services leadership from Boise State University. Jacquie is committed to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of being of Idaho’s most precious resources—women, mothers, infants, children, and families. Breastfeeding holds a special place in Jacquie’s heart because of her own personal experience as a breastfeeding mother, as well as a professional interest to help give babies the best start in life. Being a Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition board member has allowed opportunities for partnership-building, program implementation, and policy change to promote the initiation and duration of breastfeeding.

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