Welcome to the Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare training resources page. The below videos and supplemental materials will teach you how to support breastfeeding in childcare for both families and employees.
The Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Training Course
This interactive training course equips users with all of the knowledge and skills necessary to implement breastfeeding-friendly practices in their childcare. Designed for both family childcare homes and childcare centers, this free training course fulfills the training requirements for the Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego recognition and can be used as professional hours for anyone with a Child Development Permit!
Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Training Videos
Below you will find the four Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare training videos and associated resources.
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1. The Benefits of Breastfeeding
In this first video you'll learn about: breastfeeding and its benefits, the difference between formula and breast milk, and the value of being a breastfeeding-friendly childcare
2. Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare
In this video you'll learn how to create a breastfeeding-friendly childcare by following the Building Blocks to Breastfeeding-Friendly.
3. Handling and Storing Breast Milk
In this video you will learn how to properly handle, store, and prepare breast milk for a childcare site. The guidelines discussed in this video follow the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
4. Paced Bottle Feeding
In this video you'll learn how to implement paced bottle feeding practices.
For information on in-person trianings, please contact Lwlactation@ucsd.edu
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.