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Child Care and Breastfeeding

Resources for childcare providers

Childcare providers can be a champion for lactating parents by supporting them when they return to work or school. They can make a commitment to support breastfeeding/chestfeeding by providing a supportive environment, written policies, staff training, proper storage and handling of human milk, and resources for families.

Guidance and Tools to Support Lactation

Communication tools Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators can use to let families know that breastfed babies are welcome at their childcare site.

Staff Training Resources

Storage and Handling Human Milk

Resources for parents

Take the time to find a childcare provider that supports breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

There are many good reasons to continue to breastfeed/chestfeed your baby when you return to work or school. When you interview childcare providers, ask what policies they have in place to support lactating parents.