Connect with Us!     Facebook     Twitter     Social Media    
Employment

Action 16. Ensure that all child care providers accommodate the needs of breastfeeding mothers and infants

Table of Contents

denotes a USBC member organization listing

Implementation Strategies

  • Promote adoption of the breastfeeding standards in Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care

USBC Resources

Back to Top

National Activities

  American Public Health Association

American Public Health Association

Phone: 202-777-2742

Email: info@apha.org

Website: http://www.apha.org

Action Activities: 1. We have a policy that encourages robust maternal protections to support lactation including best practices in child care.
2. We also have a child care subcommittee that includes members of the breastfeeding forum that works to further policy development and support advocacy efforts.


Supporting Link: https://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2015/01/2


  Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

Phone: 814-255-2829

Email: asphn@asphn.org

Website: http://www.asphn.org

Action Activities: ASPHN supports a Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN where participating states may choose a breastfeeding track that includes support in child care.


Supporting Link: https://asphn.org/childrens-healthy-weight-coiin/


  Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Phone: 919-966-3774

Email: cgbi@unc.edu

Website: http://cgbi.sph.unc.edu

Action Activities: CGBI contributed materials to and participated in editing of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care. CGBI has also developed a program to support breastfeeding in the child care setting.


Supporting Link: https://sph.unc.edu/cgbi/breastfeeding-friendly-child-care/


  DHHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DHHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Phone: 800-232-4636

Email: info@cdc.gov

Website: http://www.cdc.gov

Action Activities: CDC has and Early Care and Education (ECE) work group that works through grants to states and organizations to help implement strategies supportive of breastfeeding, nutrition and physical activity.


Supporting Link:


  DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Phone: 888-275-4772

Email:

Website: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/

Action Activities: The Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau has released its third edition of the Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care.


Supporting Link: http://cfoc.nrckids.org/


  Every Mother, Inc.

Every Mother, Inc.

Phone: 662-931-6368

Email: info@everymother.org

Website: http://www.everymother.org

Action Activities: Provides educational sessions regarding promoting and supporting breastfeeding in the child care setting. This includes webinars, direct training, and inclusion of child care issues in frequent presentations about supporting new families.


Supporting Link: https://www.everymother.org/training


  International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Phone: 703-560-7330

Email: iblce@iblce.org

Website: http://www.iblce.org

Action Activities: IBLCE has signed on to numerous advocacy letters to the U.S. Congress regarding this matter.


Supporting Link:


  International Childbirth Education Association

International Childbirth Education Association

Phone: 919-863-9487

Email: info@icea.org

Website: http://www.icea.org

Action Activities: ICEA provides breastfeeding information on the web site for resources for both parents and profession as well as a regularly updated facebook page and blog with current, evidence-based information


Supporting Link: http://icea.org


  Mom2Mom Global

Mom2Mom Global

Phone: 910-401-3566

Email: info@mom2momglobal.org

Website: http://www.mom2momglobal.org

Action Activities: We frequently support parents who struggle against outdated policies surrounding breastmilk handling at the Child Development Centers or Family Child Care providers on military installations. We advocate for policy change and proper interpretation of policies to promote safe and supportive breastmilk handling.


Supporting Link: http://www.mom2momglobal.org


Back to Top

State/Community Activities

  Adelante, The Latino Network for Health and Education

Adelante, The Latino Network for Health and Education

Action Activities: - Consejeras de Lactancia work in partnership with Jefferson County Health to certify chilcare centers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor childcare providers.


Supporting Link:


  Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: See action 15


Supporting Link: http://a


  District of Columbia Breastfeeding Coalition

District of Columbia Breastfeeding Coalition

Phone: 202-470-2732

Email: info@dcbfc.org

Website: http://www.dcbfc.org

Action Activities: DCBFC is working with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) on a rating/award for breastfeeding friendly daycares.


Supporting Link:


  Florida Breastfeeding Coalition

Florida Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: Develop education and award to child care facilities who become breastfeeding friendly.


Supporting Link: http://flbreastfeeding.org/child_care.htm


  Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: The KBC provides a two hour training for child care providers to support the breastfeeding mother and family. The training is approved for continuing education for providers by the Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment Child Care Licensing Division. Partners include KS Child Care Training Opportunities (KCCTO), Child Care Aware of Kansas and KDHE. Additional resources for providers and families are available on the website at http://ksbreastfeeding.org/cause/child-care-provider-education/ .

The KBC also collaborated with Child Care Aware of Kansas (CCAK) to create a "Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider" designation available to both home and center-based providers. CCAK administers the designation program and the KBC provides the training curriculum and technical assistance.


Supporting Link: http://ksbreastfeeding.com/cause/child-care-provider-education/


Michigan Breastfeeding Network

Michigan Breastfeeding Network

Action Activities: Child care providers play a critical role in supporting breastfeeding families – especially in the contexts of employment, incarceration, child custody, and other separation of mothers and children. Supporting breastfeeding not only helps to market child care centers to families but also promotes communities as breastfeeding-friendly places. Breastfeeding support benefits providers, families, and the communities in which they reside.


Supporting Link: https://www.mibreastfeeding.org/child-care/


  Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition maintains a list of breastfeeding support resources for child care providers and parents and promotes the Minnesota Department of Health initiative to recognize breastfeeding friendly child care providers.


Supporting Link: http://mnbreastfeedingcoalition.org/child-care/


Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition

Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: The coalition partners with MO DHSS in supporting the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care program. There are 80 childcare sites in MO which have received this award.


Supporting Link: https://health.mo.gov/living/wellness/nutrition/breastfeedingfriendlychildcare/


  New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force

New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force

Action Activities: NH has a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care recognition program available to all NH licensed child care centers that meet a specific list of criteria. The award is representative of child care centers that have chosen to provide an environment that is supportive to both their staff and breastfeeding families. The award criteria and requirements are supportive of the Surgeon General's Call to Action to support breastfeeding in childcare settings.


Supporting Link: http://nhbreastfeedingtaskforce.org/childcare.php


  New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition

New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition

Phone: 845-325-3382

Email: nysbcinc@gmail.com

Website: http://www.nysbreastfeeding.org

Action Activities: The New York State Child and Adult Care Food Program (a nutrition education and meal reimbursement program for day care centers and home-based childcare centers) created online training for day care homes and centers to become Breastfeeding Friendly. They created a Breastfeeding Friendly Designation Program in 2005, and currently have 713 day care homes and 116 day centers throughout the state that are designated. (as of 10/2016)


Supporting Link: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/cacfp/breastfeedingspon.htm


  Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance

Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance

Action Activities: OBA is working on methods to provide support to ensure that childcare providers are correctly implementing current Ohio regulations regarding support of families providing breastmilk to their infants and children in licensed child care.


Supporting Link:


  Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition

Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: WBC helps to facilitate a statewide recognition program for breastfeeding friendly child care providers that includes training, technical assistance, and assessments. The program is implemented locally through partnerships between coalitions and Child Care Resource & Referral agencies.


Supporting Link: https://www.wibreastfeeding.com/wi-initiatives/breastfeeding-friendly-childcare-project/


Back to Top