Family Resources


The DC Health Communications team have developed breastfeeding resources per recommendations of the Lactation Commission.

The DC Department of Health is committed to helping families have positive and successful breastfeeding experiences. This commitment is facilitated through a multi-sector approach to promote a community-wide breastfeeding friendly culture within the District. DC Health uses a data driven and outcome oriented approach to create breastfeeding program and policy development.


Breast Fed is Best Fed! Breast-feeding promotion and support is an integral part of the WIC Program. WIC strives to increase the incidence and duration of breast-feeding among women enrolled in the Program.


Breastfeeding Employees Rights Planning ahead for your return to work can help the transition. Learn as much as you can before the baby’s birth, and talk with your employer about your options. Planning ahead can help you continue to enjoy breastfeeding your baby long after your maternity leave is over.