Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition

What is the Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Provider Program?

What is the Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Program?? Click here for more information. 

The program entails an initial training on breastfeeding basics with all staff in the center, followed by a pre-assessment of the Center's current status with the 10 steps, guidance on creating an action plan to meet all 10 steps, a post-assessment, and, after all 10 steps are met, awarding the Center as Breastfeeding Friendly.  The Center is then listed with Child Care Resource & Referral as "breastfeeding friendly."

Childcare centers have an opportunity to support breastfeeding mothers and make the separation of mom and baby a smoother transition.  Being a supportive center will allow mom to focus on spending time with baby when at home, as opposed to worrying about leaving baby or deciding whether or not to continue breastfeeding. 

With more women in the workforce now, many are choosing to work and breastfeed.  Being a breastfeeding friendly childcare center will be more marketable to the majority of women returning to work and breastfeeding after having a baby. 


Link to the 10 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Center Toolkit

Spanish Version: 10 Steps Spanish Version

Interested in Recognizing Childcare Providers in Your Area??

See the Train the Trainer

Fill out this agreement with your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency and return it to wbcbreastfeedingfriendly@gmail.com 

You will then have access to a username and password for all materials to recognize a childcare provider. 

How Can My Center Participate?

Wood County

Contact Amber at the Wood County Health Department!
(715) 421-8911 OR  afrance@co.wood.wi.us 

Other Counties

Contact the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Initiative

Online Module Training

How to Complete Online Modules & Get Education Hours 

All Center Staff should complete the online modules


10 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Online Modules 
                                           (Click on the pictures below)

 Part 1                  Part 1 - Spanish


 Part 2                   Part 2 - Spanish

Part 3                    Part 3 - Spanish

Part 4                Part 4 - Spanish

Part 5                      Part 5 - Spanish

Part 6           Part 6 - Spanish

Part 7                      Part 7 - Spanish


Registry Form
(this form must be turned in for CEHs)

E-mail completed Registry form to wbcbreastfeedingfriendly@gmail.com


For Childcare providers

Sample Policy for Childcare
Sample Policy for Employees
Ten Steps Overview

Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Provider

All new hires must be trained on the 10 Steps within 6 months of hire.

Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Centers must receive at least one hour of continuing education on breastfeeding each year.  Every 2 years the re-recognition process counts as staff continuing education.  

Wood County Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers

Ann Bluhm's Inhome Daycare—Marshfield
Bizzy Bee's Childcare—Nekoosa

Building Blocks - Wisconsin Rapids
Chakh ha Chee Head Start—Nekoosa
Country Tots Child Development Center—Wisc Rapids
Karen's Daycare—Wisc Rapids
Happy Days—Wisc Rapids
Playtime Day Care—Wisc Rapids
St Lawrence Early Childhood Center—Wisc Rapids
Bright Horizons—Marshfield
Head Start (all centers)