Breastfeeding: Provider Resources
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
Watch video or listen to an audio recording of the May 15, 2012 Hospital Breastfeeding Council of Metro Chicago Physicians Panel on Breastfeeding. [...more]
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.
Breastfeeding Residency Curriculum – includes examples of how to implement physician training and breastfeeding data collection guides.
Physician Lactation Education Collaborative – evidence-based physician lactation education program.
Training courses with CEUs – some related to infant feeding.
Breastfeeding Basics – online training course for healthcare providers.
Breastfeeding Training – online breastfeeding training course for health care providers.
Breastfeeding education materials and curricula for health care professionals
Breastfeeding Laws and Regulations
Provides information about workplace support in federal law
Provides information about Illinois Breastfeeding Laws
Provides a directory of local lactation consultants
Provides searchable directory of credentialed lactation consultants by zip code
Provides local group meetings and peer support
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
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