Breastfeeding Home Page
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Breastfeeding supportive health care facilities adopt the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. All areas of the health care office that potentially interact with childbearing women and babies can have language in their policies about the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding.
Affordable Care Act Resources
Affordable Care Act resources.
Health Center policy recommendations and resources for prenatal professionals who wish to revise policies that affect the breastfeeding mother.
Hospital Breastfeeding Policies & Practices
Hospital policy recommendations and resources for prenatal professionals who wish to revise policies that affect the breastfeeding mother.
International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes
In May 1981 the Health Assembly adopted the international code of marketing of infant formula and other products used as breast-milk substitutes.
- Resources including for the use of human milk, addressing the Affordable Care Act, breastfeeding data, contraception, emergency preparedness, going back to work or school, medications while breastfeeding, mental health issues and breastfeeding, oral health, and Vitamin D information.
- Professional Guidelines including those for the Adolescent Family Life Program, California Diabetes and Pregnancy Sweet Success Program, and the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program.
Reimbursement Resources for Lactation Support Services
Reimbursement resources for breastfeeding services and durable medical goods, plus cost effectiveness of use of lactation consultants.
Resources to meet the requirements of the Infant Feeding Act
Hospitals Infant Feeding Act, California’s Health and Safety code