The ISPAN goal is to improve the continuity of care and support for breast/chestfeeding in communities, improving links between hospitals, primary care providers, WIC clinics/services, early childhood education centers, worksites, and social and community programs and services to support low-income, rural, African-American and/or Latina parents meet their breastfeeding/chestfeeding goals.
Our vision is that families, especially those in low-income, rural and communities of color, will have equitable access to adequate and accurate, culturally appropriate lactation support from peers, professionals, and communities.
For Breast/chestfeeding Parents
Information to support parents along the breast/chestfeeding journey, from prenatal education materials, learning how to breast/chestfeed, tips for overcoming challenges, and information on working while breast/chestfeeding.
Find information on how dads, grandmothers and other family members can support breast/chestfeeding.
For Hospitals, Clinics & Healthcare Providers
Find out how hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers can create breast/chestfeeding-friendly policies and environments, find training and curriculum to support breast/chestfeeding, and get practical tips to help parents and families breastfeed/chestfeed.
For Worksites/ Businesses
Find resources to support breast/chestfeeding employees and to create breast/chestfeeding-friendly worksites.
For Early Care & Education Providers
Learn how to create a breast/chestfeeding-friendly child care environment and strategies for supporting families.
Breast/chestfeeding Framework & Strategic Planning
Learn more about the ISPAN breast/chestfeeding framework, including the goal, vision, and objectives for 2020-2023. Resources to support breast/chestfeeding strategic planning are also highlighted.
Apoyo a la lactancia materna en español
Ver recursos para el apoyo a la lactancia materna en español.