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BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY CHILD CARE AWARD


Purpose of NH Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Award

The New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force aims to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding. With the recent implementation of the Break Time for Nursing Mothers Law under the Affordable Care Act and the 2011 release of the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding Women, more and more women are choosing to breastfeed their baby. When child care programs become strong partners and advocates in encouraging and supporting mothers to continue to breastfeed, the benefits to families are enormous. Child care programs themselves also benefit from the improved health status of the children in their care. Knowing that you actively support and encourage breastfeeding mothers and babies could lead to families choosing your program over others and could make a key difference in a mother's decision to initiate and continue to breastfeed her baby.

Surgeon General Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding Women

Award Eligibility

All NH licensed child care programs are eligible to apply for the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Award. See the NH Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Award Application and Checklist for more details.


How to Apply or Ask Questions

Questions and completed applications can be emailed, faxed or mailed to:

Attention: Lissa Sirois, RD, IBCLC
NH Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-0571
Fax: 603-271-4779

Lissa.a.sirois@dhhs.state.nh.us

Break Time for Nursing Mothers Law

Application Timeline

April 1: Applications and supporting documents due
May 15: Notification sent to award recipients
June: Award presented at Annual Breastfeeding Task Force Conference

Resources for Child Care Providers

Let's Move - Child Care
Caring for Our Children
NAPSACC
NH Department of Health and Human Services
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute Child Care Resources
Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers

Printable Resources for Child Care Providers

Books for children about breastfeeding
Handling breast milk for child care providers
Sample Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Policy

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