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Breastfeeding policies, resources, and educational materials

The City offers services for parents who are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed their baby. Training is also available for health care professionals.

For more information, learn how to get free breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding policies and resources

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Free Breastfeeding Help at Philadelphia Health Centers PDF New mothers sometimes need help learning how to breastfeed their new baby. Certified lactation counselors provide free, private, one-on-one support at City health centers. July 25, 2019
Philadelphia breastfeeding resource directory PDF A directory of local sources for breastfeeding support, including programs, classes, equipment, and services. March 12, 2020
Worksite lacation support policy PDF An executive order regarding workers' rights to a private, clean space where they can express breast milk. October 4, 2018
Breastfeeding reasonable accommodation ordinance PDF Information on workers' rights to a private, clean space where they can express breast milk. October 4, 2018
Breastfeeding and returning to work PDF Information on continuing to breastfeed after going back to work. October 4, 2018

Educational opportunities for professionals

Title Description Category Author Date Format
2021 breastfeeding management course PDF Information about a 20-hour breastfeeding management course for healthcare professionals. January 25, 2021
Breastfeeding and early childhood education workshops PDF Information about a 2-hour workshop on breastfeeding for early childhood education professionals. October 4, 2018

My Breastfeeding Plan

Title Description Category Author Date Format
My Breastfeeding Plan (Albanian) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Arabic) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Chinese) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (English) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (French) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Haitian Creole) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Hindi) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Indonesian) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Khmer) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Korean) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Portuguese) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Russian) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Spanish) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018
My Breastfeeding Plan (Vietnamese) PDF A guide to help parents plan to breastfeed their baby. October 4, 2018

Why Breastfeed?

Title Description Category Author Date Format
Why Breastfeed? (Albanian) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Arabic) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Chinese) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (English) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (French) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Haitian Creole) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Hindi) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Indonesian) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Khmer) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Korean) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Portuguese) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Russian) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Spanish) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018
Why Breastfeed? (Vietnamese) PDF Information about the benefits of breastfeeding for children, mothers, and families. October 4, 2018

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