Welcome to the Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego (BFSD) program!
What is BFSD?
This short video walks you through all the information you need to know to become a recognized BFSD childcare partner!
BFSD at a Glance
Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego (BFSD) provides free training, materials, and resources to family childcare homes, childcare centers, and organizations that engage childcare providers.
Once you complete the Building Blocks to Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare, you’ll become a recognized BFSD childcare partner! Utilize the online resources to help support and implement breastfeeding-friendly practices for your families and employees. You can move through the program at your own pace.
BFSD is offered in both English and Spanish.
Many new parents return to work or school within the first three months of their child’s life and choose to stop breastfeeding due to concerns about placing their infant in childcare and pumping at work. Increasing the number of breastfeeding-friendly childcare sites in San Diego County breaks down barriers to continued breastfeeding, which means healthier babies, healthier parents, and healthier future generation.
What does the BFSD program do?
Recognize licensed family childcare homes and childcare centers that support and promote breastfeeding-friendly practices in their sites.
What does BFSD offer?
• Free online training in English and Spanish
• Resources for families and employees
• Materials to assist in creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment
• Recognition for childcare providers who are implementing best practices
How do I become a recognized BFSD childcare partner?
Implement the Building Blocks to Breastfeeding-Friendly in your childcare site. Utilize the supporting resources to complete each building block. Then, nominate yourself to be recognized as a BFSD childcare partner by visiting the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition
Recognized BFSD Childcare Partners 2016-2020
Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego (BFSD) is a project of Live Well San Diego: Healthy Works and implemented by UC San Diego Center for Community Health. This work supports Live Well San Diego, the County vision of a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving. BFSD is made possible with funding from First 5 San Diego through the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.