Policy Publications

Provider Encouragement Brief Final


The relationship between provider encouragement and breastfeeding practices highlights the need for health care providers to understand the preventive impact of breastfeeding on illness and how to handle common lactation problems.  It also highlights the need to improve provider communications about breastfeeding, particularly among at-risk groups in Los Angeles County.

Breast-Feeding Friendly Workplace Template


Download the Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Policies Template in Microsoft Word  [Worddoc]

Employers can customize this template to fit their individual workplaces.

Home Visitation Focus Group Report


Focus group of families describing their own needs and desires regarding home visitation services.
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Policy Statement on Maternal Depression


Access to Quality Care for Maternal Depression: Meeting the Challenge

Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Policies

Policies and practices that can make a workplace breastfeeding-friendly.

Includes the benefits to employers, employees, and babies; laws and regulations governing breastfeeding; and practical tips to enable breastfeeding.

Download Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Policies.  This template (in MS Word) helps businesses and organizations draft their own breastfeeding-friendly policies.

Landscape Report: Maternal Depression in L.A. County



Maternal Depression in Los Angeles County: Current Screening Practices and Recommendations







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