Based on the Providing Breastfeeding Support: Model Hospital Policy Recommendations (PDF), the online hospital breastfeeding policy resources below provides additional references as well as resources and web links to assist hospitals in addressing its policies. These two documents are designed to give basic information and guidance to prenatal professionals who wish to revise policies that affect the breastfeeding families. Rationale and references are included as education for those unfamiliar with current breastfeeding recommendations. When no reference is available, the interventions recommended are universally considered to be best practice.
Includes evidenced based discussion of infant therapies after delivery. Ex. administration of Vitamin K and Conjunctival (Eye) Care
ACOG Committee Opinion. Breastfeeding Expert Work Group Committee on Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice. No. 756. 2018
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Clinical Protocol #3: Hospital Guidelines for the Use of Supplementary Feedings in the Healthy Term Breastfed Neonate.
Breastfeeding Medicine. Revised 2009
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Clinical Protocol #35: Supporting Breastfeeding During Maternal or Child Hospitalization includes 14 recommendations for supporting breastfeeding while a mother or child is hospitalized.
California Breastfeeding Laws and Regulations
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the use of human milk - Pediatrics. 2022
Infant Feeding in Disasters and Emergencies (PDF) - AAP, 2020
LATCHL A breastfeeding charting system and documentation tool -
Assessing Mothers and Infants in Maternity Facilities (PDF) - The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Clinical Protocol #7: Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Medicine, 2018; 13(9): 559-575. Table 3: List of Abilities to Be Assessed Among Staff Working with Mothers and Infants in Maternity Facilities