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

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work or School PDF

CACFP Infant Meals PDF

Formula vs Breast Milk – CA WIC/CDPH PDF


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.

Building Blocks to Breastfeeding-Friendly (English) PDF

Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Policy (English) PDF

Sample Lactation Accommodation Policy for Employers PDF


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).

Storage, Handling, and Warming Breast Milk (Breastfeed LA) PDF

Guidelines for Storing Breastmilk Refrigerator Magnet (English) PDF


4. Paced Bottle Feeding

In this video you'll learn how to implement paced bottle feeding practices.

Infant Feeding Plan (English) PDF

Infant Feeding Cues (English) PDF

WIC- Let Your Baby Set the Pace for Bottle Feeding PDF


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.

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