Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare 2018-08-03T12:43:00+00:00

For Parents:

Click HERE to find breastfeeding-friendly childcare near you!

Tips for Choosing Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare

“Many mothers have to be away from their babies because of work or school. This can make
it harder to continue breastfeeding. Choosing a child care provider who is supportive of
breastfeeding is an important part of making it easier to be away from your baby.”

Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego Flyer for Parents

Take this checklist with you, and ask the childcare provider:

  1. Do they support your desire to continue feeding your baby your milk?
  2. Is there a place where you can comfortably sit and nurse your baby?
  3. Does the staff feed babies when they are hungry, rather than on a strict schedule?
  4. Are they willing to hold off feeding right before you pick up your baby?
  5. Does the center have a refrigerator for storing milk?
  6. Are you welcome to visit and breastfeed your baby at any time?

 

For Providers:

Sample Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Policy

Sample Infant Feeding Plan

Sample Breastfeeding-Friendly Assessment Tool

Become designated as a YMCA “Wellness Champion”!

Visit the YMCA Childcare Resource Service website to learn more

Building Blocks to Breastfeeding-Friendly

Breastfeeding-Friendly Flyer for Providers