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Breastfeeding BF-HumanMilkforHumanBabies.jpgInformation & Support

Helping Oklahoma Moms and Babies Breastfeed Successfully

The Oklahoma State Department of Health views breastfeeding as the normal way of feeding babies. Breastfeeding helps babies get the best start in life.  It helps children reach their full potential for health and growth.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health encourages actions that promote, protect, and support breastfeeding and the health of all Oklahoma children.

About Us

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working to achieve the goals set by Healthy People 2020, through breastfeeding promotion, education and support to health care providers, OSDH staff and the community.

For more information on state and national breastfeeding rates, visit the Centers for Disease Control - Breastfeeding Data and Statistics.

For more information about the Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Initiative or for Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Activities, contact us:

405-271-4480                                        405-271-4676 or 1-888-655-2942
Nancy Bacon, MS, RD/LD, CDE             Rosanne Smith, RD/LD, IBCLC
MCH Nutrition Consultant                       Breastfeeding Coordinator
Maternal & Child Health Service              WIC Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health    Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street                              2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 70
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299             Oklahoma City, OK 73107-2475
Fax 405-271-9202                                  Fax 405-271-5763

What's New...

5 Tips for Making Nursing Moms' Return to Work Transition Easier - Check this blog post
Break Time for Nursing Mothers
US Department of Labor - Wages & Hours Division
Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7, 2015

Oklahoma Recognized Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites (June 2015)
Health Department Partnerships Improve Oklahoma's Breastfeeding Rates (Jan 2015)
Opening this month & February - Two COBA baby cafes! (Jan 2015)
Breastfeeding, It's only natural "In a Word" 30-second PSA (radio) (Jan 2015)
Breastfeeding, It's only natural "In a Word" 60-second PSA (radio) (Jan 2015)
Oklahoma Lactation Consultant Resource Guide (June 2015)
Lactation Consultant Information Form - new! (12-22-14)
Support Group and Prenatal Class Information Form - new! (12-22-14)

Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline

Línea de Ayuda para la Lactancia en Oklahoma
24 Hour Toll-Free Breastfeeding Support Line for nursing mothers, their families, partners, prospective parents, and health professionals. All calls returned by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
1-877-271-MILK (6455)

Office on Women’s Health - Breastfeeding

OSDH Breastfeeding News Releases

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