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Training and Recognition for Providers

Entrenamiento y Reconocimiento para Proveedoras

If you are a child care provider and would like to become a recognized Breastfeeding-Friendly partner, you’ve come to the right place!

The Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego (BFSD) program is a self-nomination and recognition program in which providers can complete at their own pace. There are 5 simple steps to complete, known as Building Blocks to Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare, to become eligible for breastfeeding-friendly recognition.

Si usted es una proveedora y quiere convertirse en un centro reconocido como Pro-Lactancia, ha venido al lugar correcto! 

El programa Pro-Lactancia de San Diego (BFSD) es un programa de auto-nominación y reconocimiento. Hay 5 pasos para completar que llamamos los Elementos Básicos Para el Cuidado de Niños Pro-Lactancia y al terminar puede aplicar para reconocimiento.

Announcing August Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Provider Training!

One of the requirements for becoming a breastfeeding-friendly childcare provider, is to provide employee training to support breastfeeding. 

Many new mothers return to work or school within the first three months of their child’s life. Concerns about pumping at work and placing their infant in child care can discourage new moms from beginning and/or continuing to breastfeed. Supporting breastfeeding families is easy and cost-effective and it can help you stand out among other childcare providers.

In this workshop, co-hosted by TrueCare WIC, at-home or center-based childcare providers will receive training from International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). Learn about breastfeeding-friendly practices including the benefits of breastfeeding, proper handling and storing of breast milk, feeding the breastfed baby, creating a breastfeeding supportive environment, and supporting breastfeeding families with community resources.

Additionally, you will learn about Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego (BFSD), a FREE recognition program for childcare providers that complete all 5 Building Blocks to self-nominate for designation and recognition. BFSD childcare providers will enjoy promotion of their program to parents through SDCBC’s website and social media and highlighted as a YMCA CRS "Breastfeeding-Friendly childcare" for families looking for breastfeeding-friendly care for their children.

The Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego (BFSD) initiative is supported in partnership with TrueCare WIC, YMCA, SDCBC & UC San Diego Center for Community Health. BFSD helps licensed family child care homes and child care centers support and promote breastfeeding-friendly practices in their sites. Increasing the number of breastfeeding-friendly child care sites in San Diego County breaks down barriers to continued breastfeeding, which means healthier babies, healthier moms and healthier future generations.

If you have additional questions or need accommodations please contact us at mytraining@ymcasd.org or 1-800 481-2151

Self-Nomination Form

Once you have completed the 5 Building Blocks, you may be ready to nominate yourself to be recognized as a BFSD childcare partner.

Submit your documents here for review.

For additional information about each Building Block and online training, visit the UCSD Center for Community Health webpage.

Utilize the online resources to help support and implement breastfeeding-friendly practices for your families and employees.

For any questions, you can email the BFSD team at BFSDchildcare@breastfeeding.org

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