Breastfeeding Friendly Health Centers

Discover resources such as 9 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Health Clinics and the accompanying toolkit, plus case studies and more resources to help make breastfeeding the norm in health care settings.

Breastfeeding Support: Community Clinics and the Affordable Care Act Requirement
Promoting and supporting breastfeeding as one strategy to reduce costs and improve health outcomes and a key opportunity for community clinics and health centers to enhance the health of babies and moms while meeting important requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

9 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Clinics: Guidelines for Community Health Centers and Outpatient Care Settings 
Produced  by the California Department of Public Health, in partnership with California Breastfeeding Coalition and CWA, this document outlines steps, guidelines, and desired outcomes defining community health centers that fully support breastfeeding mothers and infants.

9 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Clinics: An Online Toolkit for Implementation

Looking for resources and advice from the field to help your health center implement the 9 Steps? Click on a Step in the toolkit below, developed jointly by CWA and the California Breastfeeding Coalition. Also, check out our webinar materials: Nutrition Preventive Services: Existing Gaps in a Critical ACA Benefit. Contact Margaret Aumann if you have tools or advice to add!

Ramping Up for Reform – WIC Breastfeeding Toolkit
RDs and IBCLCs working in WIC and other community settings can tap into opportunities for reimbursable nutrition counseling and lactation support – above and beyond the brief interventions that occur in the WIC setting.

Breastfeeding-Friendly Clinic Case Studies
Read below about great strides taken by three California community health centers to fully support moms, babies, and their families to initiate and continue breastfeeding.

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