Breastfeeding Friendly Facility Recognition

Breastfeeding (BF) Friendly Recognition means the center has established a supportive breastfeeding environment including:

  • a private, comfortable area for breastfeeding mothers to nurse or pump
  • adopting policies that support breastfeeding moms
  • staff have been trained in how to handle breast milk.

Wisconsin's Department of Health Services provides a toolkit that explains the ten steps for BF friendly recognition.

Press Release (PDF)

Breastfeeding Friendly

Recognized Childcare Centers:

Business Case for Breastfeeding

Childcare centers are not the only agencies that can be considered for recognition. Any public organization can contact WCHD staff about implementing policy that supports BF practices.  Business case is a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace.

Visit for downloadable PDFs on the Business Case for Breastfeeding such as:

  • For Business Managers
  • Easy Steps to Supporting Breastfeeding Employees
  • Tool Kit: Resources For Building a Lactation Support Program
  • Employees' Guide to Breastfeeding and Working
  • Outreach Marketing Guide