For Child Care Providers
Returning to work after having a baby can be a challenge for many families. Childcare providers can play a key role in a mom reaching her breastfeeding goals. By sharing your knowledge and support of breastfeeding with families, you can help improve the health and well-being of the children in your care.
Breastfeeding in Child Care Toolkit
Your knowledge about breastfeeding and supportive practices can help families breastfeed longer. In addition, you can further support families by creating a breastfeeding friendly environment in your child care. The toolkits below provide information on how you can support moms and breastfeeding in your community:
- Breastfeeding in Child Care Toolkit (PDF)
- Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers (PDF)
Creating a Breastfeeding Policy
A policy helps define the roles and responsibilities for the supervisors and employees, and ensures that consistent breastfeeding support is available. Child care providers are encouraged to have a breastfeeding policy that supports both employees and families who have children in their care.
Grand Forks Public Health Department can assist your center or home daycare in creating a supportive environment for breastfeeding moms. Contact Betty 701-787-8126 for more information.