Breastfeeding Home Page
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends that babies be fed only breast milk for the first six months of life. Breast milk together with healthy foods is recommended to continue after six months, for as long as the mother and baby desire.
Emergency Preparedness: Infant and Young Child Care and Feeding
How can my community prepare for infant feeding in emergencies? Links to address mother/infant transportation and care, as well as infant and toddler nutrition
Going Back to Work or School
For mothers, employers, child care workers. Includes information on the Lactation Accommodation law
Governmental, Local and Professional Resources
Professional Association and Resources, U.S. Government Sites, Promotional Organizations, Coalitions and Programs, Journals, California Department of Public Health, California Department of Health Care Services.
How to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Information from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE), Lactation Course Accreditation, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
How to Find an International Board certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
A Lactation Consultant search tool allows you to search for practicing ICLBCs who work in either private practice or in clinical settings.
MCAH Breastfeeding Program
The Breastfeeding Program promotes and supports public health and health care efforts to make breastfeeding the normal method of infant feeding in California for at least the first year of life in order to provide proven benefits to the mother, infant, and society
Information for implementing a breastfeeding peer counseling program through WIC breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training Program Handbook
Resources to Help Promote Breastfeeding in the African American Population
Information for families and Promotional materials/tools
Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases: The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies (2013)
Provides state and local community members information to choose the breastfeeding intervention strategy that best meets their needs.
Women, Infants and Children Program
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children