Breastfed Babies Welcome Here: A Guide for Child Care Providers

Learn how child care providers can promote and support breastfeeding for mothers and infants. Staff, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers may find these suggestions and tips on responding to the cues of babies, and the proper storage and handling of breast milk helpful. Additional resources for support are also provided. 

Breastfeeding is the best choice.

Breastfeeding is good for babies because it:

  • has just the right amount of nutrients needed for a healthy start;
  • helps baby and mother develop a special closeness;
  • helps protect them from infections and delays allergies;and
  • is easy to digest. Full text» [PDF, 5.6MB]

Breastfed Babies Welcome Here: A Guide for Child Care Providers. USDA/FNS. 1993. English. [PDF, 2.11MB].

Last Updated: November 13, 2014