Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Recognition

As an early childhood program, you provide children with support and guidance to help them learn and grow. You also play a critical role by supporting moms to achieve their breastfeeding goals, including moms you employ. By sharing your knowledge and support of breastfeeding families, you can help improve the health and well-being of the children in your care. 

This recognition allows child care programs to assess and improve policies and practices that contribute to creating a breastfeeding friendly environment and culture.

Programs can work with a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Advisors to:

  • Complete a guided self-assessment and improvement plan (which can be used for points in Colorado Shines)
  • Compile evidence and submit your BFCC Recognition Application
  • Get books, toys, and materials for your program

Be an Advisor

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care (BFCC) Advisors support child care programs through the process of obtaining Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Recognition.

Advisors receive a stipend for their work as well as the tools and materials needed.

If you are interested in being an Advisor, please review the position description, complete the online training, and submit your application by DATE.

BFCC Advisor Position Description
BFCC Advisor Application
PDIS: Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Training

Get your BFCC Recognition

If you are interested in obtaining a BFCC Recognition, please contact us at BFCC@healthychildcareco.org

The following resources are designed to help determine the steps needed to become breastfeeding friendly.

BFCC Self-Assessment for Family Home Providers
BFCC Self-Assessment for Child Care Centers
Toolkits and other Resources
CDPHE: Breastfeeding Essentials

Thank you to the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Advisory Committee members for your partnership as we developed this program

Heather Aguilar, Emily Bash, Heidi Belatti, Bre Barela, Julia Brink, Caitlin Chapman,
Becky Edwards, Karen Enboden, Paulina Erices, Jamie Fanselow,
Mary Margaret Fouse-Bishop, Meghan George-Nichols, Amanda Gersabeck,
Jamie Kochevar, Kathleen Larson, Victoria Lee, Katie Maldonado, Laura McCabe,
Angela McDaniels, Kay Mikus, Stacy Miller, Mary Newell, Stephanie Nick, Marius Nielsen,
Lorraine Redmond, Kelsey Rivera, Taran Schneider, Sarah Scully, Mike Schwan,
Emily Wengrovius, and Heidi Williams