The following are resources for Kansas providers supporting pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and families.
Breastfeeding has many important health and psychosocial, economic, and environmental benefits for both the mother and child. As such, breastfeeding has been recommended by many health care organizations including the following:
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Position on Breastfeeding
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- American Academy of Family Physicians Breastfeeding Policy Statement
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American College of Nurse- Midwives
- American Public Health Association
- Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Breastfeeding Position Statement
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Position Statement on Breastfeeding
- World Health Organization Breastfeeding
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Family Health has partnered with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. (KBC) to implement statewide strategies and universal education on the importance of following evidence-based breastfeeding practices and guidelines.
Child Care Providers: How to Support Breastfeeding Mothers & Families
Communities: Communities Supporting Breastfeeding Designation
Employers and Schools: Kansas Business Case for Breastfeeding
Hospitals: High 5 for Mom & Baby
Local Health Departments: Breastfeeding Friendly Local Health Department Designation
Public Spaces: Breastfeeding Welcome Here