The 9 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly
Guidelines for Community Health Centers and Outpatient Care Settings
Alameda County Public Health Department joins the California Department of Public Health in promoting the 9 Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Community Health Centers and Outpatient Settings to ensure all families receive skilled breastfeeding support and care that protects well-being and builds healthier communities.
The 9 Steps promotes nationally accepted clinical competencies for professionals providing primary and secondary care to childbearing families. These competencies are essential to delivering perinatal education that fosters parental self-efficacy, skilled clinical assessment and appropriate infant feeding plans.
Want to learn more about the benefits to designation as Breastfeeding Friendly?
Contact the Alameda County Breastfeeding Liaison:
Jeanne Kettles, MA, IBCLC