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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:

Nancy Bacon, MS, RD/LD, CDE            
MCH Nutrition Consultant                       
Maternal & Child Health Service              
Oklahoma State Department of Health    
1000 NE 10th Street                              
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299             
Fax 405-271-9202                                  

405-271-4676 or 1-888-655-2942
Amanda Morgan, MPH, RDN/LD, IBCLC
Breastfeeding Education Coordinator
WIC Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 70
Oklahoma City, OK 73107-2475
Fax 405-271-5763


What's New...

WHO Guidance on Breastfeeding and COVID-19 - FAQs

COVID-19 Breastfeeding Resources - Oklahoma & National

Breastfeeding Support Fact Sheet

The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine is now Oklahoma's 10th Baby-Friendly designated hospital! Congratulations on this prestigious recognition!

Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline - New Texting Option!

Oklahoma Recognized Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites - 355 Sites! (January 2020)

World Breastfeeding Week Focuses on Empowering Parents to Reach Breastfeeding Goals 2019
Know the Benefits of Breastfeeding - Telemundo video 8-1-18
Oklahoma Lactation Consultant Resource Guide (September 2019)

Oklahoma Mothers' Milk Bank Screens 1000th Donor Mom!
Oklahoma State Department of Health Worksite Breastfeeding Policy (2016)
Texas Ten Step Program: 4-5 minute videos for healthcare staff on each of the 10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding

Contact your Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Regional Coordinator (updated September 2018)
US Department of Labor Assists OK Nursing Mom
Revised 2015 Good Health Handbook for Child Care Programs (for breastfeeding information, see Chapter 2: Nutrition for Young Children)

Hospital Actions Affect Breastfeeding - CDC Vital Signs October-2015

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
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 Breastfeeding Hotline
Línea de Oklahoma Lactancia Materna

24 Hour Toll-Free Breastfeeding Support Line for nursing mothers, their families, partners, expecting parents, and health care providers. 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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