Navigating infant feeding is one of the most challenging experiences new parents can face. There are many factors that influence how people decide to feed their babies; social, financial, and environmental barriers shouldn’t be the primary driving forces behind infant feeding decision.
The Maternal Child Health Task Force is engaging all members of the community to support new parents with their “It Takes a Village: A Toolkit for Creating Breastfeeding-friendly Communities.” This toolkit provides simple, evidence-based suggestions about how communities can remove barriers to breastfeeding and create community for all new parents. Employers, businesses, public spaces, and event hosts can ensure their spaces are welcoming and accessible to new parents with the help of this easy-to-use toolkit, made especially for Greater Lowell.
Any site (a business, organization, community event) that meets the criteria as breastfeeding-friendly can earn a formal certification from the GLHA, which comes with a huge range of incentives including:
- official signage and promotional materials identifying your site as breastfeeding-friendly OR parent-friendly
- recognition on our website, newsletter, social media, at our annual meeting, and in other relevant GLHA materials or events
- free or waived event fees for tabling or registering at GLHA events and trainings
Want to get your site or event certified? Click here to apply for certification!
Think you know of a place that deserves to be certified? Nominate them! Click here to nominate an organization or event for certification
Download the Toolkit Below:
This project was supported by a generous grant from the Women Working Wonders fund.