Communities Supporting Breastfeeding

The Community Supporting Breastfeeding designation recognizes communities who support breastfeeding families where there live, work, and play, using existing breastfeeding programs to improve rates of exclusive breastfeeding for
infants at six months of age.

The foundational Community Supporting Breastfeeding (CSB) designation recognizes communities who support breastfeeding through local coalitions, peer support, hospitals, public spaces, workplaces, and childcare.

The CSB Plus designation expands upon this foundation to include addressing diversity and new systems of support. These include physician offices; emergency preparedness; city and/or county governments; faith-based organizations; schools, colleges, and universities; correctional facilities, food pantries; doulas; and local health departments.

Get more information here:
CSB Criteria Guidelines
CSB Toolkit
CSB application 

Office Hours on the 3rd Monday from 12-1 PM to get your questions answered and to get support and ideas to achieve the CSB designation. Join HERE.

Want to know what breastfeeding support looks like in your community?  View our spreadsheet summarizing Breastfeeding Support by Kansas County, a detailed database of information regarding breastfeeding support and breastfeeding rates by county.

Congratulations to the following communities that have received the “Communities Supporting Breastfeeding” designation:

  • Abilene
  • African-American community of Wyandotte County
  • Coffey County
  • El Dorado
  • Emporia
  • Ford County – NEW!
  • Franklin County
  • Garden City
  • Geary County
  • Great Bend
  • Gove County
  • Harvey County
  • Hays
  • Hutchinson
  • Johnson County
  • Lawrence
  • Leavenworth County
  • Liberal
  • Manhattan
  • Mitchell County
  • Neosho County
  • Parsons
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • Salina
  • Shawnee County
  • Thomas County
  • Wichita
  • Winfield
  • Wyandotte County

“Community” may be defined as a city or county.

CSB program featured in:

Want to know what breastfeeding support looks like in your community?  View our spreadsheet summarizing Breastfeeding Support by Kansas County, a detailed database of information regarding breastfeeding support and breastfeeding rates by county.

Food Pantries – Guidelines for Breastfeeding Friendly Food Pantries

Outside of Kansas? Program materials and implementation assistance are available for a fee. Contact Brenda Bandy at bbandy@ksbreastfeeding.org for more information.
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