BFF Best Practice Standards and Resources

Based upon nationally-recognized models, Virginia’s five standards for breastfeeding-friendly early care programs are:

Family Support

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Virginia Loves Breastfeeding is a nonprofit educational organization supporting families of Virginia and their breastfeeding goals.

La Leche League helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Learn how milk is made, when to nurse, how long babies nurse, and more at Breastfeeding Basics.

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Professional Development

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Responsive Feeding Module is an online course for early care and education providers that educates on responsive feeding best practices, and on how to implement responsive feeding best practices in EEC settings.

Better Kid Care Online training

Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Breastfeeding Support

Responsive Feeding Module is an online course for early care and education providers that educates on responsive feeding best practices, and on how to implement responsive feeding best practices in EEC settings.

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