PATIENT EDUCATION MATERIALS

Below are some examples of free or inexpensive handouts from organizations that CHAMPS recommends for content and
cultural sensitivity. Contact the specific organization with any questions about using the materials.​​​

Feel free to explore each organization’s website to find more!

THE FOLLOWING HANDOUTS ARE SORTED INTO THE TOPICS REQUIRED TO BE
ADDRESSED IN STEP 3 AND STEP 5 OF THE

PRENATAL HANDOUTS (STEP 3)

“A Guide to Breastfeeding”

POSTPARTUM HANDOUTS (STEP 5)

  • “Formula Feeding”
    • Download pdf
    • School Grade Reading Level: 6.9
    • Source: ​Women-Inspired Systems Enrichment (WISE)
  • “How to Prepare Formula for Bottle-Feeding at Home”

“Baby’s Second Night

FULL HANDOUTS

READY, SET, BABY!

Ready, Set, BABY is an educational program designed to counsel prenatal women about maternity care best practices and the benefits and management of breastfeeding, incorporating other important information to help women achieve their goals.”

More information can be found on the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute website.

COFFECTIVE

Coffective is an organization that specializes in patient education and provider training that meets the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative criteria. There are free patient education resources on the Coffective website which include:

  • A patient app
  • “We’re Prepared Checklist” provides families with a list of what to expect and a tool to communicate their wishes
  • “The Motivation Document” outlines the key benefits of hospital practices and will leave families wanting to learn more.
  • A “1-hour Overview Video” that covers all the practices addressed in the written materials

YOUR GUIDE TO
BREASTFEEDING

“This easy-to-read publication has
how-to information and support to
help women breastfeed.”

​More information can be found on the
Office on Women’s Health website.

AN EASY GUIDE TO BREASTFEEDING
FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA
NATIVE FAMILIES

“This guide is for all American Indian and Alaska Native
women and their families who embrace life. It is a
supportive tool for all women who choose to breastfeed.”

​More information can be found on the Office on Women’s
Health website.

TEN STEP POSTERS FROM NORTON SOUND HEALTH CORPORATION

VIDEO RESOURCES

Male Breastfeeding Support

“This video was presented by Dr.
Yvonne Bronner at the 2012
Breastfeeding Summit: Reclaiming
an African American Tradition.
It depicts the male perspective on
breastfeeding and educates men
about breastfeeding in a culturally
competent form.”

Uploaded by Reaching Our Sisters
Everywhere (ROSE).

Daddy Duty

“Breastfeeding isn’t a “moms only”
gig. There are many meaningful
ways dad can be there for mom and
baby during nursing.”

​Uploaded by Office on Women’s
Health.

2012 Reclaiming An African
American Tradition by ROSE

“An overview of the 2012
Breastfeeding Summit: Reclaiming
An African American Tradition!”

Uploaded by Reaching Our Sisters
Everywhere (ROSE).

Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work

​”Breastfeeding doesn’t have to stop because you have to go back to work. See how other women planned for their return to work and made arrangements with their employers.”

​​Uploaded by the Office on Women’s Health.

Close to the Heart: Breastfeeding Our Children, Honoring Our Values

“This video promotes breastfeeding for Native American women, highlights benefits for babies and mothers, and provides options for moms returning to work or school after a baby’s birth. It features Native families sharing their experience of breastfeeding and providers discussing the health benefits including a focus on diabetes prevention.”

Uploaded by NativeBreastfeeding.

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges

​”Find out what women wish they knew before they started breastfeeding and how to work through those new-to-breastfeeding jitters.”

​Uploaded by the Office on Women’s Health.

Skin-to-Skin C-section

​”Post-Cesarean section skin-to-skin contact of mother and child.”  The skin-to-skin contact begins one minute into the video.

​​Uploaded by Abraham L Pavon.

A Mother's Touch: Breastfeeding in the First Hour

​​”Ideally, the baby will attach to the mother’s breast and begin to nurse and remove colostrum without assistance, but if the baby is born prematurely or is unwell, the mother may need to do this herself.  Even those who have lots of experience with breastfeeding may be surprised to see how much colostrum can be expressed within the first post-partum hour.  It is indeed a golden hour for breastfeeding mothers!”

Copyright to Dr. Jane Morton.

Early Hand Expression: Increases Later Milk Production

​​”Until recently hand expression of milk has been an under-utilized skill in our institution. But there are many benefits of knowing how to express milk from the breast without the use of expensive or cumbersome pumps. In this video, Dr. Jane Morton demonstrates how easily hand expression can be taught to mothers.”

Click ​here for a short 1 minute overview of the above video.

Copyright to Dr. Jane Morton.

REGIONAL RESOURCES

MOTHER'S MILK BANK OF MISSISSIPPI

Mother’s Milk Bank of Mississippi (MMBM) is Mississippi’s only accredited HMBANA milk bank. Medically supported and professionally staffed, the MMBM processes, stores, and dispenses human breast milk for Mississippians. MMBM is a non-profit effort supported by volunteers.

ZIPMILK

ZipMilk.org is a site that provides listings for breastfeeding resources sorted by ZIP Code. It is designed for use by consumers interested in help or support for breastfeeding, as well as by providers who want to give their clients access to such resources. The data provided by ZipMilk is collected and maintained by state breastfeeding coalitions and other organizations, which are responsible for the state-specific listings on the site.

THE ORIGINAL ROOMING-IN

“The hogan is the traditional home of the Dine’ people. It all happened in the hogan.

​Rooming-in, where mom and baby stay together in the hospital 24 hours a day, is best for you and your new baby. It helps with bonding and breastfeeding. There are many benefits to rooming-in and breastfeeding, and they are healthy choices for you and your baby. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions about rooming-in or breastfeeding.”

This poster was designed for Tribal hospitals in Navajo Nation.

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