Most hospitals do not fully
support breastfeeding . Breastfeeding helps protect against childhood obesity and other illnesses, and lowers medical costs.
Systems and Environmental Change
California Infant Feeding GuideA feeding guide for children from birth to one year of age, with a focus on breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Model Hospital Policy RecommendationsThese recommendations are designed to give basic information and guidance to perinatal professionals who wish to revise policies that affect the breastfeeding mother.
Model Policy: Payer Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Counseling Services, Pumps and Supplies Created by the United States Breastfeeding Committee and the National Breastfeeding Center to identify best practices for supporting coverage of services, pumps and supplies per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Hospital Breastfeeding Rates & Reports Annual fact sheets and biannual reports on California hospital rates and policies produced by the California WIC Association.
Baby-Friendly™ Hospitals in California California leads the nation with hospitals achieving the prestigious Baby-Friendly Hospital designation
Baby-Friendly USA Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. (BFUSA) is the accrediting body and national authority for the BFHI in the United States. In this capacity, BFUSA is responsible for coordinating and conducting all activities necessary to confer the Baby-Friendly designation and to ensure the widespread adoption of the BFHI in the United States.