Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care
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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care

Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider

Child care providers can make a big difference in helping a new mother continue to breastfeed when she returns to work. Being breastfeeding-friendly can increase the length of time babies are breastfed, leading to better health for baby and mom.

Trainings

  • In person
  • Interactive: Colorado Shines Professional Information Development (PDIS)
    • Search “breastfeeding” in the Course Catalog. In order to view the course, you will need to create an account and log in or use your existing login info (you can do this even if you are not a child care professional). The online training module is for child care professionals, but can be useful for anyone interested in gaining more information on breastfeeding in child care.

We are recognizing and promoting child care centers that have made breastfeeding support a priority. Programs that receive this designation will receive a certificate, a “Breastfeeding Friendly Certified” window cling, will be listed on the Boulder County Public Health Website, and Colorado Shines points Boulder County can designate you as a breastfeeding friendly child care provider if these simple steps are in place:

  • Meet with Child Health Promotion (CHP) program staff to complete a pre-assessment and develop an action plan based on the assessment results
  • Attend one training session
  • Meet all 6 criteria
  • Complete the post-assessment and conduct an on-site review with CHP staff to establish that 6 criteria were met.

Self-Assessment

Use the Self-Assessment for Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care to measure your practices around breastfeeding.

Contact Us to Get Started

Child Care Providers interested in improving their policies and practices can contact:

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Programs in Boulder County

We are recognizing and promoting child care centers that have made breastfeeding support a priority. To receive the Breastfeeding Friendly designation, centers must:

  • Meet all 6 criteria
  • Meet with Child Health Promotion (CHP) program staff to complete a pre-assessment and develop an action plan based on the assessment results.
  • Attend one training session.
  • Complete the post-assessment and conduct an on-site review with CHP staff to establish that 6 criteria were met.

Materials to Share with Families

Contact Us


Child Health Promotion (CHP) Program

Main: 303-413-7500
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Boulder
3482 Broadway
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F