Below is a list of breastfeeding related resources (with links) for families:

Our program is committed to supporting families and staff on their breastfeeding journey.  Mothers are invited to breastfeed on site (within program hours) and/or may provide breast milk for their infant. Our breastfeeding lounge is located on the second floor of the Infant and Toddler Center for mothers who wish to breastfeed or express/pump milk onsite.  Program staff participate in breastfeeding and infant feeding education & professional development. Please feel comfortable speaking with an office staff (all of us past nursing mothers) if you need assistance with breastfeeding. We compiled breastfeeding resources that we hope you find helpful:

  • CT Breastfeeding in Child Care Toolkit: Tips For Starting Your Breastfed Baby In Child Care

“Getting Started with Breastfeeding- We strongly endorse breast milk as the optimal nutrition for newborns. We also know that, while breastfeeding is natural, it is not always easy, and that each family has unique circumstances. You and your baby are learning together!”

“CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public’s health.”

“The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies”

Storage & preparation of breast milk:

“In Breastfeeding Made Simple, we describe the Seven Natural Laws of Breastfeeding. These are laws you can use to get breastfeeding off to a good start and avoid common challenges. If you are having difficulties, these laws can help you get back on track. We wish you the best in your breastfeeding and mothering journey.”

CT Department of Labor: Breastfeeding in the workplace law:

CT law allows mothers to breastfeed their babies in public places:—2011/October-2011/New-Resource-Guide-Available-on-Breastfeeding-Laws