Breastfeeding Resources in Kansas

Breastfeeding Resources for Kansas Families

Find the Resources You Need

Over the years, the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) has amassed a large library of breastfeeding resources for families in Kansas who need support on their breastfeeding journey.

Whether you’re a first-time parent or a caregiver supporting a breastfeeding person and child, you’ll find answers to your questions here.

The KBC strives to be the go-to source for breastfeeding resources in Kansas. Our library is comprehensive, up-to-date,  and always growing. If you need help accessing these resources or would like more guidance, you can reach out to the KBC. We’re only an email away!

Photo Source: U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

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Resources At Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

 

 

Questions to Ask Your Child Care Provider

If you’re wondering how to find a child care provider that will support your breastfeeding schedule, this checklist can help you vet potential providers.

Check List

 

 

Online Prenatal Breastfeeding Education Resources

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute offers regular prenatal breastfeeding classes online in English and Spanish. They cover topics like pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. The classes are facilitated by lactation training students and staff.

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Breastfeeding 101 Classes

Interested in a more traditional education approach to breastfeeding? Our breastfeeding classes are open to all and cover the basics of latching, hand position, and more.

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Breastfeeding Resources for Kansas Families

General Breastfeeding Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Made Simple

Breastmilk Counts

Kellymom

La Leche League of Kansas

La Leche International

Office on Women’s Health

Your Guide to Breastfeeding (OWH Book)

Mastitis

Ask Dr. Sears

Baby Gooroo

Biological Nurturing

Breastfeeding Buddies

Breastmilk Counts

Office on Women’s Health Fact Sheet

Breastfeeding Made Simple

CDC – Breastfeeding Resources

What to Expect While Breastfeeding – CDC Resource

First 1,000 Days

Instituted for the Advancement of Breastfeeding & Lactation Education

Standford Medicine

Inventory of KS Public Health Programs
2019
2022

CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers & Babies

Other Languages Resources

Lactation Education Resource Handouts

Global Health Media Instructional Videos

Prenatal and Birth Resources

Online Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Newborn Breastfeeding

Kangaroo Care (Skin to Skin Contact)

Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding: Prenatal Curriculum

The First Two Weeks

First Two Weeks Survival Guide

FAQs from the Office on Women’s Health

FAQs from the K-State Extension

Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep for Infants (Myth vs Fact) for more resources on safe sleep visit our resource page.

Droplets

 

Weaning

Baby Led Weaning

Your Rights As a Breastfeeding Parent

Breastfeeding Rights in Kansas // Spanish

Breastfeeding a Swimming Pools

Pump for Nursing Mothers Act

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Checklist For Returning to Work // Spanish

Working and Breastfeeding Video

Breastfeeding and Workplace Law Guide

For more workplace resources visit our resource library.

Breastfeeding and Childcare

Questions to Ask You Childcare Provider

5 Steps For Breastfeeding and Childcare

How to Find a Breastfeeding Child Care Program // Spanish

For more resources on childcare visit our resource library.

Breastfeeding While Traveling

CDC Travel Recommendations

Traveling With Your Baby (WIC)

TSA Regulations For Traveling with Breastmilk

Breast/Chest Feeding While Traveling (ACLU)

Additional Resources (General)

Kansas WIC

Free Breastfeeding Together Poster

Becoming a Mom Curriculum Infographic (KPCC)

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!

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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 a caregiver return to work or school while breastfeeding?

It’s important to develop a plan to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school. The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition provides resources on how to navigate expressing milk at work and finding a supportive child care provider.

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.