- Breastfeeding and Child Care: The Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Initiative (BFCC) began in 2009 in Wake County, North Carolina, with support from the John Rex Endowment, for the purpose of improving breastfeeding support in child care centers that serve low wealth populations.
- Breastfeeding and Obesity Prevention: This toolkit is designed to provide breastfeeding advocates and public health leaders with the information, tools, and resources necessary to reduce the burden of childhood obesity through support for optimal breastfeeding.
- Breastfeeding and Health Disparities: The purpose of this toolkit is to provide breastfeeding advocates and public health leaders with the information, tools, and resources necessary to address racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequities in breastfeeding in the US.
- Donor Human Milk: The purpose of this toolkit is to provide an overview of the state of the use of donor human milk (DHM) in the United States, identify next steps for DHM research and policy consideration, and recommend other action for advancing best DHM banking practices to support increased access and health equity.
- Prenatal Breastfeeding Education: The purpose of this toolkit to provide the information, tools, and resources necessary to educate all prenatal women about evidence-based maternity care practices, especially the changes that are occurring with the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation and other related state designations, as well as support for breastfeeding success.
Tools for Action include an overview with an introduction, descriptive table of contents, and links to the following sections:
I. Background and Research Summary
II. Interventions: Projects, Programs and Policies
III. Tools and Recommendations for Action
IV. Additional Resources and Links
Each toolkit is designed for use by a variety of community and public health professionals. Specific guidelines for use, by type of user, are listed below:
Clinicans: You may find resources for supporting parents, or for counseling and teaching purposes
Researchers: The toolkit may include new resources and stimulate ideas for future research.
Public Health Workers: The examples of programs, projects and lessons learned may be used to inform future work.
Community Advocates: Each toolkit includes new ideas and possible actions to take to change policy and your community.