Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Programs

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Program

Child care providers can play a critical role in supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Facility

The Minnesota Department of Health recognizes family child care homes and child care centers that have taken steps to become breastfeeding friendly. We’ve provided these tools to help get you started on the path toward recognition:

How to apply

Applications are available here:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The breastfeeding friendly designation is valid for three years; you need to reapply after your designation expires.

Child care programs that satisfy all the steps to become breastfeeding friendly will receive:

  • A certificate to display
  • Window clings identifying your program as breastfeeding friendly
  • Posters of breastfeeding moms and babies
  • Recognition on this web page

Email questions about the recognition program or application process to

Updated Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 02:50PM