As you know, personal experiences and issues impact your work with children and families. It is important to identify your own feelings and thoughts about breastfeeding/chestfeeding so you can educate and support families in making the choices that are best for them. Consider the questions below on your own. There are no right or wrong answers.
If you have questions or concerns about the questions or your answers, please seek time for discussion with someone on your staff or call the National Women’s Health Information Center’s Breastfeeding Helpline at (toll-free) 800-994-9662.
- What have been your professional experiences around breastfeeding/chestfeeding?
- What have been your personal experiences around breastfeeding/chestfeeding?
- Would you recommend breastfeeding/chestfeeding to the families with whom you work?
- Explain why or why not. What is challenging or concerns you about breastfeeding/chestfeeding?
- How do you feel when someone says, “Breast is best"?
- How do you feel about people breastfeeding/chestfeeding in public places in your program?
- How do you feel when young children (boys and girls) mimic breastfeeding/chestfeeding in their pretend play?
- What is your comfort around children breastfeeding/chestfeeding at older ages?
- What questions do you have about breastfeeding/chestfeeding and supporting families in their infant nutrition choices?
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Last Updated: June 27, 2022