Sending your breastfed baby to child care? Check out these resources.

For those of us who have others care for our breastfed children, whether it’s at a child care center or at grandma’s house, it’s important that our care providers understand how to support breastfeeding.

Child care providers need to know many things, from how to handle (and conserve!) breastmilk, to how to make the environment welcoming for nursing moms at pick up time.  Support for breastfeeding in child care centers is important enough that even First Lady Michelle Obama has promoted it!

Fortunately, there are a number of resources online to help inform our care providers.  Here are some worth sharing.

Practical information for parents:

Resources to share with your child care provider: