Breastfeeding Support

Supporting breastfeeding mothers can help them breastfeed as long as possible. Knowing how to store and serve breastmilk is important for safety of the milk. Below you will find resources that will help you reach best practices for supporting breastfeeding mothers.

Breastfeeding Support: Find support in your area for expecting mothers

Summary: Provides support in early learning in pregnancy and days after birth. Provides free “we’re prepared” checklist in preparation for the baby. Helps family get a care team on the same page in regards to their wishes during pregnancy and giving birth. There is also an app provided for families to stay on track. This is a good counseling tool for moms who are not prepared.

Source: Coffective

Access: http://coffective.com

 

Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patters Revision: Best Practices

Summary: The USDA has developed new CACFP meal patterns for healthy eating patterns for children and adults in care. Optional best practices were also developed that build on the meal patterns and highlight areas where additional steps can be taken to further improve the nutritional quality of the meals that are served.

Source:  United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

Access:  http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cacfp/CACFP_bestpractices.pdf

 

Feeding Infants:  A Guide for Use in Child Nutrition Programs

Summary:  The guide presents information on infant development, nutrition for infants, breastfeeding and formula feeding, preventing tooth decay, feeding solid foods, drinking from a cup, choking prevention, sanitary food preparation and safe food handling, commercially prepared and home-prepared baby food. 

Source:  United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

Access:  http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/feeding-infants-guide-use-child-nutrition-programs

 

Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies

Summary: This document provides guidance for public health professionals and others on how to select strategies to support breastfeeding mothers and increase breastfeeding rates. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Access: http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/BF-Guide-508.PDF

 

Infant Meal Pattern for Child and Adult Care Food Program

Summary:  Outlines the food pattern for infants for caregivers of children from birth to aged 11 months. 

Source:  United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

Access:  http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cacfp/CACFP_infantmealpattern.pdf

 

Michigan Breastfeeding Network Toolkit for Child Care Providers

Summary: This toolkit provides information and training materials to assist child care providers in accommodating the needs of breastfeeding mothers and their infants.

Source:  Michigan Breastfeeding Network

Access:  http://mibreastfeeding.org/toolkits-childcare

 

New Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns: Infant Meals

Summary:  The USDA recently updated the CACFP food patterns for adults and children so they have access to healthy foods.  The changes to the infant plan include the support of breastfeeding and fruits and vegetable consumption.

Source:  United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

Access:  http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cacfp/CACFP_infantmealstandards.pdf

 

 

Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) Manual

Summary: This manual provides the best practice recommendations for each question on the self-assessment. The manuals also include the rationale behind each recommendation, challenges to implementing recommendations, and tips for changing current practice.

Source:  Michigan Healthy Child Care

Access:  http://mihealthtools.org/childcare/resources.asp

 

Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk

Summary:  This webpage includes safe preparation and storage techniques for nursing mothers and caretakers of breastfed infants and children. This will help mothers maintain the high quality of expressed breast milk and the health of the baby.

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Access:  http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/recommendations/handling_breastmilk.htm

 

SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States

Summary:  This toolkit identifies evidence-based and emerging policy, system, and environmental change strategies to help reach low-income households that are impacted most by health disparities. See pages 20-26 for resources.

Source:  United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

Access:  https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/SNAP-EdToolkit2016UpdateFeb2.pdf?utm_source=SNEB+Members&utm_campaign=70b5c6aed6-Week+of+January+25%2C+2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_86e3ab9f3f-70b5c6aed6-366186833

 

Ten Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Center Resource Kit

Summary:  This is a resource kit for centers to provide a friendly breastfeeding child care center.  Includes resources, worksheets and step by step instructions.

Source:  Department of Human Services of Wisconsin

Access:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00022.pdf

 

Your Guide to Breastfeeding

Summary: This document provides general information on common breastfeeding topics and concerns.

Source: Department of Health and Human Services

Access: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/BreastfeedingGuide-General-English.pdf