Child Care Centers

Nevada’s Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation has been developed to recognize child care providers who have taken steps to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in their program.  Participation in the program can benefit your child care center in a number of ways!

  • Babies — Breastfed babies have less risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, ear infections, diarrhea, vomiting, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Mothers — Breastfeeding lowers a mom’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer, enhances the bond with her baby, and speeds recovery from childbirth.
  • Child care — Being breastfeeding friendly may lead to better daily attendance, healthier children, higher parent satisfaction, and more public recognition.
  • Everyone — Breastfeeding friendly child care helps everyone by improving breastfeeding rates, leading to healthier Nevada communities

Becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Center is free, simply fill out the below application and send it to lgray@health.nv.gov for review.  The designation lasts for three years and we of course encourage centers to reapply when their designation has expired!

 

Do you want to apply for the Nevada Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation?

  • You can find the application here.

 

Additional Resources

Learning Community

Printable Educational Handouts for Parents

General Guidance

Printable Posters for Facilities