Breastfeeding

breastfeeding family Loving Support Award of Excellence for Local WIC Agencies - Application Period Now Open

FNS announces the Loving Support Award of Excellence to recognize local WIC agencies that have provided exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities. The award period is open until December 5, 2014.


Loving Support© Makes Breastfeeding Work

USDA. WIC Works Resource System.

New mobile-friendly Web site with resources and training that support peer counseling, breastfeeding friendly communities and partnering with WIC.


Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

American Academy of Pediatrics.

New breastfeeding policy statement promotes considering infant nutrition a public health issue and not only a lifestyle choice.


breastfeeding tip sheet Tips for Breastfeeding Moms in English and Spanish (PDF | 1.7 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Based on MyPlate. Includes a daily meal plan and tips for healthy eating and physical activity for the breastfeeding mom.


breastfeeding guide The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides information on breastfeeding intervention strategies. Topics including maternity care, peer counseling and breastfeeding in the workplace.


nursing mothers Breastfeeding and the Workplace Resources

USDA. WIC Works.

Resources for employers on providing break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child.


breastfeeding peer counselors Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals

United States Breastfeeding Committee

Guideline and framework to integrate evidence-based breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and attitudes into standard health care delivery practices.


WIC Breastfeeding Support Infographic WIC Breastfeeding Support Infographic

National WIC Association.

Educational tool to show how WIC plays an important role in improving breastfeeding rates across the nation.


breast pumps Breast Pumps: Don't Be Misled - Get the Facts

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Information for new mothers on choosing a breast pump and how to keep it clean and working properly.


breastfeeding campaign It's Only Natural Breastfeeding Campaign

DHHS. Office of Women's Health.

Helps African-American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding—not just for babies, but for moms too.


LactMed LactMed

National Library of Medicine.

Database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Includes data on maternal and infant levels of drugs and alternate drugs to consider.


Breastfeeding [2008] [c] Image from BigStockPhoto.com Joint Commission Campaign Helps Support and Prepare Mothers to Successfully Breastfeed

The Joint Commission.

New brochure covers preparation before baby arrives, at the hospital and finding support when baby and mom go home


breastfeeding family WIC Image Gallery

Download images to use in your education materials. This collection of digital images is provided by the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).