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Meal Pattern Minute: Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Environment

July 29, 2022

Having a breastfeeding-friendly environment at your center or daycare is not a requirement in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, but it is a best practice. Hear from our nutrition education specialist, Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, to learn some tips on how you can create the best environment for breastfeeding parents in your center or daycare.


After you've watched the video, here are some additional things to remember, which you can find in the Fluid Milk section of the Crediting Handbook for the CACFP:

  • Breastmilk or iron-fortified infant formular is required to be served for infants during the first year of life.
  • FNS grants a one-month transition period for children 12 months to 13 months old to ease the transition from breastmilk or formula to whole milk.
  • Breastmilk is creditable at any age in the CACFP.


For more on breastfeeding within the CACFP, check out these resources: