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Breastfeeding - Information and Resources

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California Department of Public Health
Breastfeeding Program Breastfeeding and Healthy Living

  • For Providers: Model Hospital Policy and a Toolkit to implement it, Emergency Preparedness, Medications, Breastfeeding Reports and Data, etc.
  • For Parents: Working, Frequently Asked Questions, Handouts
  • For Employers: Lactation Accommodation information, handouts for employees and employers as well as Child Care Providers
  • California WIC Association, Breastfeeding Initiatives
  • Hospitals breastfeeding rates reports
  • Policy papers
  • Breastfeeding forum
  • Legislation and Advocacy
  • Worksite Accommodation
  • Provider Bulletins

    California Breastfeeding Coalition
    An umbrella organization for the 43 regional breastfeeding coalitions located throughout California. The CBC aims, through collaborative efforts, to create a more healthful California through the promotion and support of breastfeeding.

    California Breastfeeding Roundtable
    Mission: To provide policy and strategy recommendations to both the public and private sectors in California to increase initiation and duration of exclusive breastfeeding

    La Leche League of California
  • Breastfeeding Help
  • Breastfeeding and the Law
  • Lactation Support and Health Care Providers
  • Leader Pages
  • Links
  • Publications
  • Forums
  • National and Federal Resources

    La Leche League
    The mission of La Leche League USA is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Recommendations
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Data and Statistics
  • Research
  • Promotion & Support
  • Policies
  • Resources and Publications
  • The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding 2011
    Complete report and executive summary

    Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (USA)
  • Info for hospitals and birth centers
  • Info for parents
  • Info for breast feeding advocates/health care professionals
  • Why breastfeeding is important
  • The National Women's Health Information Center
    Office on Women's Health, Health and Human Services

    Easy Guide to Breastfeeding (English, Spanish, Chinese, and English for an African American women versions)

    Breastfeeding, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • AAP policy positions
  • Family/Community Resources
  • Professional Resources
  • United States Breastfeeding Committee
  • News and Information
  • Legislation and Policy
  • Coalitions
  • Health Care System
  • Workplace
  • Family and Community
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