Breastfeeding in Child Care in Kansas

Support Breastfeeding Parents In Child Care Settings

90% of parents in Kansas choose to breastfeed and want supportive child care providers.

Many parents report that they stop breastfeeding sooner than recommended and sooner than they want to because they have to return to work. Without support for breastfeeding in child care, Kansas families can’t provide their children with a healthy foundation.

That’s where you come in. As a child care provider there are ways you can support breastfeeding in child care in Kansas that will have ripple effects. Getting your child care designation and getting involved with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition can help build a world where breastfeeding is supported and celebrated.

The first step is becoming a resource for the parents you serve, become a “Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider” today!

Create a Supportive Child Care Practice

Resources At Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

 

 

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Tool Kit

Everything you need to know about getting designated by Child Care Aware and the KBC as a breastfeeding-friendly child care practice in Kansas. Get answers to frequently asked questions, learn how to apply, and brush up on the benefits of breastfeeding for young children.

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Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Strategic Plan

Learn how KBC and partners implement breastfeeding in Kansas’s child care at all levels to support the 90% of Kansas families who breastfeed.

View Strategic Plan

 

 

Early Childhood Systems Support For Breastfeeding

This comprehensive checklist is the perfect introduction to breastfeeding in child care in Kansas. It covers many of our resources in an easy-to-follow format to help you get involved and create a breastfeeding-friendly environment.

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Support breastfeeding in child care in Kansas

  • Become a designated child care provider
  • Make your program supportive for breastfeeding parents
  • Implement policies that support breastfeeding
  • Learn how to store and handle breast milk

Resources for Breastfeeding in Child Care in Kansas and Beyond!

For Child Care Workers

Child Care Providers and Breastfeeding Support (PDF)

Breastfeeding in the Child Care Setting / Spanish Version

KBC on KidsTheseDays Podcast Discussing Designation

Child Care Supporting Breastfeeding Families (video)

How to Support Breastfeeding Mothers & Families: A Simple Guide for Child Care Providers (video)

How to support breastfeeding in child care centers and family child care homes (video)

Supporting Breastfeeding Families in ECE (CDC)

Safe Sleep in Child-Care Settings: Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death

Supporting the Breastfed Infant During Emergencies in the Child Care Setting / Spanish Version

Continuity of Care

Breastfeeding Basics from NAPSACC / Spanish Version

Child Care Aware Infant Feeding Tip Sheet / Spanish

Success Story – Healthy Kids, Healthy Future

How to Support Breastfeeding Mothers & Families // Spanish Version

For the Classroom / Child Care Services

Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Environment

Breastfeeding-Friendly Books & Toys

Breastfed Babies Welcome Here Kit

BFCCD Toolkit // Spanish

BFCCD Flyer

BFCCD Application // Fillable // Spanish Version

 

Resources on Feeding in Child Care Settings

Storage, Handling, and Preparing of Breastmilk in ECE (CDC)

Solid Foods In ECE (CDC)

Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding – No & Low Cost Best Practices (NAPSACC) / Spanish Version

Feeding Tips from KBC / Spanish Version

Infant Feeding Guide / Spanish Version

Feeding Plan / Spanish Version

Early Childhood Systems Support for Breastfeeding

Lactation Policy Resources

Sample Breastfeeding Policy #1

Policy Sample #2 / Spanish Version (Español)

Sample Worksite Lactation Policy

Sample Policy, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Safe Sleep

Safe Sleep Infographic

Safe Sleep in Child-Care Settings: Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death (FAQ)

Safe Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding Support: What to Consider When Looking for Child Care

Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep

For Parents

Questions to Ask Your Childcare Provider

5 Steps For Breastfeeding and Childcare

How to Find a Breastfeeding Child Care Program // Spanish Version

General Resources / Spanish Version

Question to Ask When Looking for Child Care // Spanish Version

FAQs about Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care // Spanish Version

Become A Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider

Get Designated

Demonstrate your commitment

This designation shows parents and your community that you support breastfeeding.



Get access to more resources

The process for getting designated puts you in touch with the latest resources for breastfeeding in child care.



Support healthy kids

Breastfeeding-friendly child care practices support the long-term health of the kids in their program.

Get Connected With the KBC

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is a central hub for breastfeeding resources in Kansas. We are working to build a culture of breastfeeding support. Join us in breaking down barriers to breastfeeding!

Join A Coalition

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the importance of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is important for both children and their parents. Not only is breast milk uniquely designed for infants and toddlers, but breastfeeding is also shown to prevent certain illnesses in both the mother and child.

How can my child care organization support breastfeeding parents?

By implementing breastfeeding-positive policies for parents and employees. Getting designated as a “Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider” is a great first step. The application process helps introduce the necessary policies and practices.

How long should a child be breastfed?

U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months. After that, it’s important to continue breastfeeding while incorporating other appropriate foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization, along with other credible health organizations, recommend breastfeeding from birth to 2 years or beyond.