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Breastfeeding Initiative

Guidelines and Resources for Community Partners


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

Lactation Accommodation
Information for parents, employers, and all community members on supporting nursing mothers.

It's Only Natural 
Public education campaign that aims to raise awareness among African American women of the importance of and benefits associated with breastfeeding and provide helpful tips.

Breastfeeding: Strategies and Resources 
Provides state and local community members information to choose the breastfeeding intervention strategy that best meets their needs. Support for breastfeeding is needed in many different arenas including hospitals and birth centers, worksites, and communities.

MyPlate Resources
MyPlate Resources were developed to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Tools and handouts encourage teens and pregnant and breastfeeding women to include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day and be physically active. 

Breastfeeding Coalitions Listing  
USBC  directory of affiliated California Breastfeeding Coalitions

Breastfeeding Local Health Jurisdiction Coordinators by County
Directory of Breastfeeding Local Health Jurisdictions Coordinators

State Opportunities and Strategies for Breastfeeding Promotion through the Affordable Care Act (PDF) 
This issue brief explores how states and communities can capitalize on the opportunities presented by the ACA to advance breastfeeding.

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

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