Lactation Resources in Kansas

Resources for Breastfeeding-Friendly Physicians

Physicians are important lactation resources for Kansas parents.

Breastfeeding has many health benefits for both the breastfeeding parent and the child. Physicians and other healthcare providers need the knowledge and skills to best support their patients. Breastfeeding support starts prenatally and continues through the postpartum periods. The CDC reports that physicians generally lack adequate education and training in regard to breastfeeding.


The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition provides lactation resources in Kansas for physicians, including training and the Breastfeeding Friendly Practice designation. One of our goals is to increase breastfeeding-related physician education and resources as part of our ongoing work to build supportive medical systems for breastfeeding families in our state.


Breastfeeding Education Opportunities

Resources At Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition



Becoming the Lactation Support Provider You Want to Be

The Becoming program aims to increase the number of breastfeeding peer counselors, certified breastfeeding counselors, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) available to provide culturally congruent breastfeeding support and clinical care.

Learn more here



Breastfeeding 101

Our introductory course covers the basics of making milk, latching, and positioning. Lactation supporters, community health workers, home visitors, and anyone who supports families in the postpartum period will learn everything needed to know about effective breastfeeding from birth and how to return to work or school.

Register for August 2024

Register for December 2024




Breastfeeding 201

This course goes into more detail about overcoming common breastfeeding hurdles, how to identify them, and possible solutions. Designed to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of staff, including physicians, this course builds on the basics of breastfeeding and lactation resources provided in our 101 course.

Register for August 2024

Register for December 2024


The importance of breastfeeding friendly physicians

  • Healthcare providers are an important resource and support for Kansas families
  • The lives of Kansas children and breastfeeding parents are improved with supportive physicians
  • Breastfeeding is a health and human rights issue

Lactation resources for Kansas physicians

Resources for physicians

Breastfeeding Friendly Self-Assessment Tool for Physician Practices

Physician Education and Training to Support Breastfeeding(CDC)

The Physician’s Role in Human Milk Feeding (ACOG)

Breastfeeding-Friendly Physician’s Office (ABM)

The Breastfeeding-Friendly Pediatric Office Practice (AAP)

Making Breastfeeding Work for Medical Offices

Breastfeeding Reduces Cancer Risk: Patients – (Spanish)

Breastfeeding Reduces Cancer Risk: Providers

Cancer Education Order Form

Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation

Tethered Oral Tissues and Infant Oral Assessment

Medications in Lactation (Slides)

Medications in Lactation (Flowchart)

Resources for Local Health Departments

Resources to aid in achieving the designation

Breastfeeding Friendly Local Health Department Staff Education Video

Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding, and Lactation in Health Care Settings

Public breastfeeding page

BFLHD Staff Education Attestation


BFLHD Application

BFLHD Designation

Breastfeeding Rights Flyer – (Spanish)

CSB Application

Employer Award Criteria Application

Kansas Public Health Directory

Referral Form Hospital Patient

Resources for hospital staff

Breastfeeding courses

Breastfeeding | Human Medicine Interprofessional Education

High 5 for Mom & Baby online training

EHR/EMR Breastfeeding Data Collection Self Assessment Tool

Post-Discharge Care

Nation-wide Study on Common Reasons for Infant Formula Supplementation

Birthing Parent Health Information

Postpartum Checklist

Interactive Postpartum Plan

Informed Decision Making: Having Meaningful Conversations Regarding Infant Feeding

Baby-Friendly Sample Scripting to Support Informed Decision Making

Taking Care of You: Your Postpartum Health and Care

Baby Health Information

Maternity Care Practices and Breastfeeding Intentions at One Month Among Low Income Women

Birth Control After Baby – (Spanish)

Voices of Black Mothers: The Baby-Friendly Experience

Breastfeeding Model Hospital Policy Recommendations

“Doing Both” – Breastfeeding & Formula Feeding

Resources for lactation support providers

Clinical Lactation

List of Certificate courses to become a Breastfeeding or Lactation Counselor

High 5 for Mom & Baby online training

Support breastfeeding mothers

Physicians who care for parents and children are in a position to offer support and encouragement that can lead to successful breastfeeding.

Increase breastfeeding rates

Practices with designation help create policy and environmental changes that will support breastfeeding mothers.

KBC provides the tools you need

A physician trainer will give on-site training and practices receive a tool kit including posters, parent handouts, and electronic lactation resources.

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

How can I support my breastfeeding patients?

Provide resources on breastfeeding and support in meeting their breastfeeding goals. Work with your patients while they’re pregnant to prepare for breastfeeding after birth.

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.