NYS Breastfeeding Friendly

Child Care / Day Care Homes

**Partners are not expected to begin this process without assistance and resources from the BFREE Team. The BFREE Team will assist all childcare providers in completing a required Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC) assessment.** 

CHILD CARE CENTER: Complete this self-assessment form.

 

The self-assessment form lists six standards with best practices. The best practices are provided to help your center meet the standards. When you can answer "Yes" to all six standards and include a copy of the center’s breastfeeding policy, your center will be awarded a certificate that designates them as Breastfeeding Friendly on the CACFP website. This certificate expires three years from the issue date and you will need to complete a renewal form at that time.

DAY CARE HOMES: Complete this self-assessment form.

The self-assessment form lists six standards with best practices. The best practices are provided to help you meet the standards. Answer Yes to item #7 to have your day care home advertised as Breastfeeding Friendly on the CACFP website. This certificate does not expire. 

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A full list of designated child care centers can be found here: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/cacfp/breastfeeding_centers/

A full list of designated child care homes can be found here: 

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/cacfp/breastfeeding_homes/

Additional Resources

Breastfeeding Mothers' Bill of Rights

(New York State Department of Health)

Available in: English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole, and French                       

Ideas for Private Space

Office of Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

410 Lakeville Road, Suite 311

New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Email: BFREE@northwell.edu

BFREE Coalition

Office hours:

Monday - Friday | 8AM - 4PM

Tel: 516-838-6416