Supporting breastfeeding in childcare settings

A two hour workshop tailored for childcare providers provides a wealth of practical guidelines and materials to support breastfeeding mothers and babies in your care.  You can take evidence based practices directly into your center with simple guidelines that are easy to implement.  Not only do mothers and babies benefit from your help. Research has well established that babies receiving breastmilk are healthier, so your center will be a happier place.

Best feeding position

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Hold baby upright in your arms.


Image by photographer Lara Schneider.

Your trainer

Catherine is a Registered Trainer with the Minnesota Center for Professional Development.  She brings years of experience as a certified lactation counselor helping women to initiate and maintain breastfeeding.  Her lively presentations are filled with stories, video and fun, practical activities.

Learning objectives

Workshop participants will learn to:

  • Identify the benefits of breastfeeding and the importance of exclusive breastfeeding
  • Identify the potential health risks of not breastfeeding
  • Identify breastfeeding recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
  • Describe guidelines for safe handling and storage of expressed breast milk
  • Recognize child hunger and satiety cues
  • Become familiar with guidelines for bottle feeding
  • Determine strategies for supporting breastfeeding families
  • Identify additional resources for child care staff and breastfeeding families

Core Competencies

  • 1a: Practice safe food handling and observes general sanitation practices
  • 3a: Demonstrate basic knowledge of nutrition and feeding needs specific to infants
  • 4a: Recognize and respond to each child’s nutritional needs

CDA Content Areas

  • Safe, Healthy Learning Environment

Parent Aware standards

  • Physical Health and Wellbeing

Arrange a training

Contact Catherine to arrange a training for your center or your community. Sponsors can arrange a group rate or individual registrations.