Breastfeeding Resources for Health Care Providers

Tri-County Health Department recognizes the important role that health care providers play in a woman's decision to breastfeed and her breastfeeding success. This page contains a variety of resources identified by health care providers through a needs assessment survey that can be used to educate both staff and patients about breastfeeding. In 2014, the survey results have been presented in poster sessions at the National WIC Association's Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Conference, the Colorado Public Health Association's Public Health in the Rockies Conference and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's State WIC Meeting.

Downloadable Patient

Breastfeeding Benefits 
    Formula vs. Breast Milk
    Why Should I Breastfeed?  
Breastfeeding Guide
    Your Guide to Breastfeeding

What To Expect In The First Week
    What To Expect In The 1st Week
    Making Milk Is Easy
    When You Go Home
    A Magical Bond of Love
    Ready, Set, Breastfeed!
How Do I Know My Baby Is Getting
Enough Milk?
    Is Baby Getting Enough Milk?
    Feeding Diary

Prevention of Sore Nipples
    Sore Nipples During Breastfeeding
    Taking Care of Sore Nipples

 What To Expect In The First Month
    What To Expect In The First Month

Breastfeeding Resource Guides
    Aurora Area
    Douglas County
    North Metro Area    
    Find a Lactation Consultant     
Downloadable Staff

Breastfeeding Benefits
    How Breast Milk Protects Newborns
Proper Latch And Positioning Techniques
    When Latching...
    Latch Breastfeeding Assessment

Milk Production and Supply
    Understanding Milk Production
    Long Term Milk Production
    Is Baby Getting Enough?
    How Do Breasts Make Milk?
    Colorado Can Do 5
Solutions to Common Breastfeeding Concerns
    Breastfeeding Problem Solver
    ABM Clinical Protocols
    Telephone Triage Tool
Sore or Cracked Nipples
    Management Of Nipple Pain
Drug Safety
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Breastfeeding and Medications

Breast Milk Storage
     Storing and Thawing of Milk
     Expressing and Storing Breast Milk 

Instructional Videos

Getting Started, Tips, Pumps and Supplies, Dilemmas
    Web MD Video Series
    Breastfeeding Made Simple

 Latch, Hand Expression, Maximizing      Milk Production

    Stanford School Of Medicine

    International Breastfeeding Centre
    Breastfeeding Basics and Latch
    Quick Animated Latch
    Working and Breastfeeding