Virginia Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care Recognition

Are you committed to best practices in child nutrition? Early childhood programs serving infants and young children can apply to become a Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care program.

Virginia partners recognize the benefits of breastfeeding and providing human milk to infants and young children for as long as a family desires. Since nearly 2/3 of Virginia’s young children have both parents working, we know that early care settings are crucial supporters of breastfeeding. To recognize the programs that exhibit best practices in this area, we are excited to pilot a Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care Recognition program.

Benefits:

  • Demonstrate your program’s commitment to best practices in infant nutrition
  • Support families commitment to breastfeeding, and their child’s healthy start
  • Educate teachers and families about the importance of breastfeeding for infants and young children

Click Here to apply for the Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care Recognition