Soft Photo Young Mother Feeding Breast Her Baby At Home In WhiteThe Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Kentucky WIC program are proud to announce a new online training module for early care and education professionals: Creating a Supportive Environment for Breastfeeding in Child Care”. The module content includes multiple strategies to improve the breastfeeding environment, correct ways to store, handle and feed breastmilk, as well as videos describing paced bottle-feeding and infant stomach size.

Breastfeeding ensures the healthiest start in life for infants by providing nutrients that promote optimal growth and development in babies. Breastmilk changes over time with each feeding to meet the changing needs of babies as they grow. Additionally, the act of breastfeeding and the skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby supports healthy attachment and bonding.

Child care providers have a unique opportunity to support mothers who may find it challenging to continue breastfeeding when returning work or school with the additional stress of being separated from their infant during the day. Creating a breastfeeding-friendly child care environment with trained staff who know how to handle breastmilk supports families and eases the infant’s transition into care.

To celebrate National Breastfeeding Month, the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services is offering FREE registration for “Creating a Supportive Environment for Breastfeeding in Child Care”. Upon completion, 1.5 early care and education clock hours (ECE TRIS clock hours) are available for this course.

For free registration, visit https://www.kentuckypartnership.org/Services/training — no coupon code required at check out. This offer expires on August 31, 2017, at 11:59 pm.

For future offers, like the Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services on Facebook.

August is National Breastfeeding Month!
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