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Guidelines and Resources for Clinics

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9 Steps To Breastfeeding Friendly: Guidelines for Community Health Centers and Outpatient Care Settings (PDF) : Guidelines developed in collaboration with input from community health centers, the California Department of Public Health, the California WIC Association (CWA) and the California Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC) to support community health centers and outpatient care settings to:

  • Successfully implement practices and policies that protect, promote and support breastfeeding
  • Provide a framework for creating and sustaining a community-based, universally assessable, quality care and support system for breastfeeding mothers and their families.

Breastfeeding Support: Community Clinics and the Affordable Care Act Requirements (PDF)
Pregnant and postpartum women will have access to comprehensive lactation support from trained providers, as well as breastfeeding equipment per health insurance policies renewing on or after August 1, 2012.

California Infant Feeding Guide
A feeding guide for children from birth to one year of age, with a focus on breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Savings Calculator : Two cost calculators that predict the cost of suboptimal breastfeeding by state.

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