Reports and Toolkits
Active support from families, friends, communities, clinicians, health care leaders, employers, and policymakers can greatly improve the success rate among mothers who want to breastfeed. Given the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of mothers and children, it is critical that we take action across the country to support breastfeeding.
CDC’s Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Toolkit
CDC’s Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Toolkit provides information and resources for emergency preparedness and response personnel, families, and the public to ensure that children are fed safely when disaster strikes.
The toolkit contains:
- Information, resources, and tools for states, communities, programs and emergency preparedness and response personnel on how to best support families and provide optimal nutrition to infants and young children during emergencies.
- Printable handouts that can be used with or given to families.
- Information for families and caregivers on common questions and how to be prepared to feed infants and young children during emergencies.
- Information for the public on donations during emergencies.
The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies
Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases: The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies is an update of the 2005 The CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions. It provides state and local community members information to choose the breastfeeding intervention strategy that best meets their needs.
Support for breastfeeding is needed in many different arenas including hospitals and birth centers, worksites, and communities. This Guide builds upon the research evidence demonstrating effective intervention strategies and offers relevant information for each including program examples and resources.
You can download the entire guide [PDF-1MB].