Breastfeeding and Child Care

Breastfeeding and Child Care

United States Breastfeeding Committee.

This is the Position Paper from the USBC.

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care

Vermont Department of Health.

This site provides a variety of resources for child care providers.

Child Care Tips Posters: Breast Milk (PDF | 347 KB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

This colorful poster provides child care providers with tips for handling breast milk safely. Also available in Spanish.

How to Support a Breastfeeding Mother- A Guide for the Childcare Center

Texas Department of State Health Services.

Module includes handouts, presentations, and an instructor's guide for conducting a training session for child care providers on supporting the breast feeding mother.

Breastfeeding Support in Child Care (PDF | 92.7 KB)

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

Tips for supporting breastfeeding in child care, including national breastfeeding recommendations.

Model Health Policies for Child Care Health Facilities

Public Health - Seattle & King County. Child Care Health Program.

Two documents related to breastfeeding in child care are available. The first describes the components of a breastfeeding friendly child care program. The second is a model policy that is designed to assist child care providers in supporting breastfeeding mothers and infants and in protecting the health of breastfed babies.

Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers and Infants in Child Care

Cooperative Extension System. eXtension Initiative.

The information on this site about breastfeeding babies can help child care providers be better informed and support nursing mothers and their babies.

Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers (PDF | 944 KB)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

A resource kit based around 10 steps that will help child care centers and homes ensure that they are supportive of breast feeding mothers.