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Creating Baby-Friendly Communities in Illinois: Strategies for Successful Collaboration between Hospitals and Local Health Departments

Available as free PDF and in limited quantities on hard copy, Creating Baby-Friendly Communities in Illinois: Strategies for Successful Collaboration between Hospitals and Local Health Departments is a result of a recent collaborative project between ICAAP and the Illinois Department of Public Health’s We Choose Health Initiative, which aimed to assist fifteen Illinois hospitals and their local health departments on their journey through the Baby-Friendly Pathway. Creating Baby-Friendly Communities in Illinois highlights four hospital success stories as an example for others to follow in their own pursuit of Baby-Friendly designation. [...more]

View Archived Webinar Presentations

As part of the We Choose Health Baby-Friendly Hospital Project, ICAAP produces educational webinars on issues related to the support of breastfeeding. See a complete list of recorded webinars after the jump. [...more]

Read Archived We Choose Health Baby-Friendly E-Newsletters

ICAAP publishes a bimonthly We Choose Health Baby-Friendly Hospital Project email newsletter. Read or download past issues of the newsletter in PDF format after the jump. [...more]

Illinois Physicians’ Statement on Breastfeeding

Developed and ratified by the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, the Illinois Section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, the Illinois Physicians’ Statement On Breastfeeding provides guidance and evidence-based standards of care for physicians working with mothers, infants, and young children with regards to breastfeeding.

Hospital Breastfeeding Council of Metro Chicago: Change Navigation

Watch video of the July 17, 2012 Hospital Breastfeeding Council of Metro Chicago meeting, featuring Dr. Bill Gordon’s presentation on Change Navigation: Creative Opportunities in the Midst of Change. [...more]

Hospital Breastfeeding Council of Metro Chicago: Physicians Panel on Breastfeeding

Watch video or listen to an audio recording of the May 15, 2012 Hospital Breastfeeding Council of Metro Chicago Physicians Panel on Breastfeeding. [...more]

Illinois Breastfeeding Blueprint

 A 5 year strategic plan, developed by a multidisciplinary stakeholder team, as part of an initiative to increase breastfeeding rates and decrease health disparities, the Illinois Breastfeeding Blueprint provides data supported recommendations for change.

Provider Education

American Academy of Pediatrics

Breastfeeding Residency Curriculum – includes examples of how to implement physician training and breastfeeding data collection guides.

Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington

Physician Lactation Education Collaborative – evidence-based physician lactation education program.

California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative

Training courses with CEUs – some related to infant feeding.

Case Western Reserve College of Medicine

Breastfeeding Basics – online training course for healthcare providers.

 University of Virginia Health System

Breastfeeding Training – online breastfeeding training course for health care providers.

Wellstart International

 Breastfeeding education materials and curricula for health care professionals

Breastfeeding Laws and Regulations

United States Breastfeeding Committee

Provides information about workplace support in federal law

Illinois State Breastfeeding Taskforce

Provides information about Illinois Breastfeeding Laws

 Referral Resources

Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Provides a directory of local lactation consultants

International Lactation Consultant Association

Provides searchable directory of credentialed lactation consultants by zip code

La Leche League of Illinois

Provides local group meetings and peer support

WIC Offices

Learn more about WIC support for breastfeeding. Use the office locator on their website or call the help line (800-843-6154) to locate the WIC office closest to your practice.

 Flyers and Posters

What’s In Breast Milk?

Click to download the What’s In Breastmilk? flyer, which illustrates the differences between breast milk and formula, developed by Cecily Heslett, Sherri Hedberg, and Haley Rumble, as a student project for the Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC, Canada © 2007.


For more information contact:

Mary Elsner, JD
Director, Obesity Prevention Initiatives
312/733-1026, ext. 220

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