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Maternal, child and adolescent Health Division

Lactation Accommodation for Child Care Providers

Child are provider reading to infants and toddlers age 12 months to 2 years


Guide to the Rights of Breastfeeding Employees in California : An overview of the laws that protect the rights of breastfeeding employees in California to express breast milk during the workday.

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards - Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs : These standards include the best evidence for feeding and use of breastmilk in childcare settings.

The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has developed Childcare Nutrition Standards  required for licensees of child care homes and centers.

How to bottle feed the breastfed baby : Paced bottle feeding tips for a breastfeeding supportive style of bottle feeding 

Be a Champion for New Mothers  from Let's Move Child Care: Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding and best practices for family child care or early education centers.

Breastfeeding and Early Care and Education: Increasing Support for Breastfeeding Families (PDF) :
This document describes best practices for supporting breastfeeding families in the ECE setting and includes relevant state and community success stories. 

California Local Health Jurisdiction Childcare breastfeeding Toolkits:

Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care  From the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute: Toolkit and action plan, including a self-assessment and educational materials.

Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk : Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including what to do if an Infant or Child Is Mistakenly Fed Another Woman's Expressed Breast Milk

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