Skip ACF Banner and navigation
Department of Health and Human Services logo
 Questions?  
 Privacy  
 Site Index  
 ACF Home | ACF Services | Working with ACF | ACF Policy/Planning | About ACF | ACF News ACF Search  
US Department of Health and Human Services
Early Head Start National Resource Center at Zero to Three Home Page
About Us: EHS NRC services
EHS Program Locator: Search for EHS programs by state, city, or region
EHS Consultant Directory
EHS NRC Products and Publications: Technical Assistance Papers, Consumer's Guide to Professional Development Resources, and EHS Program Strategies
Activities
Program Highlights
Information Resources: Articles, annotated multimedia materials, research abstracts, and related links
Calendar: EHS NRC events and a calendar of national training events
Discussion Forums: Home Visiting, EHS Directors Child Care Partnerships, Job Opportunities, Parents, Children with Special Needs, Mental Health, Working with Fathers
Links to EHS Partners: Programs, services, and information to support EHS
Contact Us Feedback Site Map
Search:
EHS NRC Products and Publications: Technical Assistance Papers, Consumer's Guide to Professional Development Resources, and EHS Program Strategies

 

Breastfeeding: Guide to On-Line Resources

 

Breastfeeding offers a true head start to children and families.  Yet the latest National Study of Children’s Health (HRSA, 2005) found that only 32.1% of children under the federal poverty line were breastfed for the six months recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Staff in Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs can make a difference!  In March, 2007, the Early Head Start National Resource Center hosted an Expert Work Group (EWG) on Breastfeeding on behalf of the Office of Head Start (OHS).  The goals of the EWG were to identify the barriers to breastfeeding for low-income families, and to offer recommendations to the Office of Head Start on how to respond.  The EWG identified a variety of meaningful resources already available to families and staff on the internet.  This Guide to On-Line Breastfeeding Resources offers a connection to resources that can offer families information and support and can help staff in their work.  

On each page of this Guide, there is content for families and staff, and links to on-line materials with more information.  Click on a link, and go to a page that includes the link and an abstract for the particular resource.  Click again to go to the resource itself.  (In some instances, scroll down to get to the particular resource).  These resources have been reviewed by members of the Expert Work Group on Breastfeeding, including certified lactation consultants.  However, the materials cannot substitute for the expert support of a health provider or lactation consultant familiar with the child and family. 

As you use this Guide, we want your feedback.  Please email us at  with your comments

 

View the Breastfeeding: Guide to On-Line Resources

 

 


Early Head Start National Resource Center @ ZERO TO THREE
2000 M. Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
202-638-1144 Fax 202-638-0851

This Web site was developed for the Office of Head Start by ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, under contract No. HHSP23320042900YC from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Administration for Children and Families; U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, to operate the Early Head Start National Resource Center.
Office of Head Start / Administration for Children and Families / U. S. Department of Health and Human Services