Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care

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What is Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care?

The New York State Department of Health's Obesity Prevention Program encourages new mothers to breastfeed their infants. The Department's Child and Adult Care Food Program encourages child care centers and family day care homes to support breastfeeding families and recognizes these providers with Breastfeeding Friendly certificates.

Why should I look for child care that is designated as breastfeeding friendly?

  • You will be welcome to breastfeed your child in a designated center or home.
  • You will receive care from staff who are trained to provide information and support to help you continue to breastfeed when you return to work or school.
  • You will receive accurate information about breastfeeding.

Where can I find Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care?

Where can I find more information on Breastfeeding?

  • www.womenshealth.gov
    This website has A-Z health topics and extensive up-to-date information on breastfeeding including a breastfeeding helpline.
  • www.lalecheleague.org
    LaLeche League International.
  • www.breastfeedingpartners.org
    This site provides information for breastfeeding mothers and their families, pregnant women, peer counselors and the WIC program.