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MCAH Breastfeeding Program
The Breastfeeding Program promotes and supports public health and health care efforts to make breastfeeding the normal method of infant feeding in California for at least the first year of life in order to provide proven benefits to the mother, infant, and society

Women, Infants and Children Program
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants, and children

Peer Counseling
Information for implementing a breastfeeding peer counseling program through WIC breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training Program Handbook

How to become an IBCLC
Information from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE), Lactation Course Accreditation, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Resources to Help Promote Breastfeeding in the African American Population
Information for families and Promotional materials/tools

Governmental, Local and Professional Resources
Professional Association and Resources, U.S. Government Sites, Promotional Organizations, Coalitions and Programs, Journals, California Department of Public Health, California Department of Health Care Services.

Going Back to Work or School
For mothers, employers, child care workers. Includes information on the Lactation Accommodation law

Management of Human Milk in Child Care Settings
Breast milk should be handled as all foods for infants and young children:  Appropriate temperature storage, hygiene and labeling to assure each child receives their appropriate food

Emergency Preparedness: Infant and Young Child Care and Feeding
How can my community prepare for infant feeding in emergencies? Links to address mother/infant transportation and care, as well as infant and toddler nutrition

Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases: The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies (2013)
Provides state and local community members information to choose the breastfeeding intervention strategy that best meets their needs.

 
 
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