You are in an elevator, when the elevator stops at the 2nd floor. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the hospital gets on the elevator. For the last six months the COO has been championing quality improvement initiatives in women’s health. You have been wanting to bring up lactation rooms for hospital staff to the COO as she could influence this change. Now is your opportunity! The COO indicates that she has about a minute until she has to get off on the 11th floor. You jump into your pitch and want to first impress her with the importance of the problem you are addressing.
The COO leans in and is excited about the possibility of decreasing burnout among female healthcare professionals. She wants to know if improving breastfeeding and lactation outcomes among hospital staff will translate to increased exclusive breastfeeding rates among patients. What can you tell her about that?