It’s National Breastfeeding Month!

August 10, 2016

 

It’s national Breastfeeding month! All of us at MC3 want to celebrate moms everywhere. We believe breastfeeding is an important role in infant nutrition and development. That is why we are working on helping moms and child care providers feel supported with breastfeeding options. Currently our HEAL program is reaching out to our child care providers to help create individualized site policies and practices to support breastfeeding, as well as inviting spaces that allow moms to come and breastfeed. If your child care site would like to participate and get support in creating healthy breastfeeding environment, please contact:

 

Madelene - HEAL Education Coordinator at 415 491 5784 or madelene@mc3.org

 

News in Breastfeeding World for Child Care Providers

The USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) will be updating their infant meal requirements. These changes will effect child care centers and home care site. Implementation prior to its October 1 2017 starting date will be reimbursed. One aspect of this new change with be on meal reimbursement for mothers who come to breast feed.

 

Encourage and support breast feeding:

• Providers may receive reimbursement for meals when breastfeeding mothers come to the day care site and directly breast feed their infant

 

• Only breast milk or infant formula are served to infants 0-5 months old.

For more information and resources please visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks

 

Resources for Breastfeeding Mom and Moms To Be:

My Plate has great resources on nutrition for moms, healthy weight gains and more please visit:

 

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/moms-pregnancy-breastfeeding

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