Hospital Resources

We have compiled a list of wonderful websites for you to use as additional resources in your goal to acheive breastfeeding-friendly designation five star status.

Baby-Friendly USA

The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies Publications

Healthy Places Chicago Baby-Friendly Hospital Resources

NBfC-Breastfeeding Policy Scorecard


Sample Policies

OU Medicine Breastfeeding Resources

California Department of Public Health Breastfeeding Hospital Policy Recommendation

Tool Kit for 10 Steps

Massachusetts Health and Human Services

Illinois Breastfeeding Toolkit: A Plan for Change

Staff Training

Birth & Beyond California: Hospital Breastfeeding Quality Improvement & Staff Training Demonstration Project

US Breastfeeding Committee: Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals


The NV Breastfeeding Taskforce has developed the NV Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation (NV MCBFD) program to recognize those maternity centers that have taken steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization. A five star system has been developed. A star is awarded for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Baby Friendly USA. The Nevada program encourages maternity centers across the state to promote and support breastfeeding one step at a time.


By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the NV Breastfeeding-Friendly Maternity Center Designation Program
  • Summarize the benefits of participating in this voluntary program
  • Describe the application process
  • Identify where to get additional information on the program

Target Audience

  • Maternity Center Administrators and Other Interested Parties