9 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Clinics

This toolkit contains 9 evidence-based practices that have been shown to increase breastfeeding initiation and continuation, specifically tailored to Community Health Centers. Examples of the Breastfeeding Friendly steps include guidelines for delivering high quality culturally-competent breastfeeding promotion, and guidance on creating and sustaining a community-based support system for nursing mothers. The goal is to assist all staff members in implementing policies that protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

California WIC, 2015

Evidence Rating: III

Cost: Free

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