Child Care Education in Kansas

Breastfeeding and Child Care Education in Kansas

Educated child care workers are essential for breastfeeding parents.

Many parents report they stop breastfeeding sooner than recommended because they have to return to work. Without a supportive child care provider, parents cannot continue breastfeeding their children for the recommended duration.

At the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, we provide breastfeeding-centered child care education in Kansas for providers supporting breastfeeding families. Our courses are designed to provide professional learning opportunities and the support child care providers need to be resources for the families at their center.

We also help child care providers achieve the “Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider” designation from Child Care Aware of Kansas.

Who We Serve

For Families
For Lactation Support Providers
For Physicians
For Healthcare Providers
For Employers
For Childcare Providers

Breastfeeding Education for Child Care Workers

Resources At Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition



How to Support the Breastfeeding Family

This course is available each month for FREE through Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities. The class is also approved for 2 clock hours of in-service training from KDHE.

Registration Information

Become a “Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider”

Get Designated

Support your families and your employees.

Show your support to the larger community

Get educated in proper breastfeeding policies and procedures

Join the KBC Child Care Education Section

Through our coalition sections, we advance change to create a Kansas where breastfeeding is not only normalized but celebrated.

We welcome and encourage participation from anyone interested in making breastfeeding and human milk feeding more accessible and equitable in Kansas through advocacy and leadership.

Our child care section meets on the 3rd Tuesday of odd-numbered months online from 12 to 1 pm.

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Interested In Getting More Involved?

Consider joining a Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition Section that aligns with your interests! Our Sections meet once every other month to discuss current events and topics that impact breastfeeding and human milk feeding access in Kansas. Current Sections are: child care, public health, local breastfeeding coalitions, and hospitals.

KCB Sections

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.

Get Connected With the KBC

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition regularly advocates for social change around human milk feeding as well as offering breastfeeding classes in Kansas.

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