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Breastfeeding Education Cards

This set of 15 single-concept breastfeeding education cards was developed by the Wisconsin WIC Program, along with the Maternal and Child Health Program.

The cards are designed to be printed on cardstock paper and in color to be attractive. Single copies of the cards may be printed for your information, but may not be copied and distributed.  

A pocket card bearing the text of State Statute 253.16, which protects the right to breastfeed in public or private places, also is available.

Single copies of the cards may be printed for your information, but may not be copied and distributed. To order these materials use our publications directory and order form.

You Have the Right to Breastfeed CARD #1

Explains your right to learn about breastfeeding, to breastfeed in the hospital after giving birth, and to breastfeed in any public or private location. Replaces "Breastfeeding Information from Someone Who Knows."
Answers to Your Questions CARD #2

Answers to common breastfeeding questions, including: diet, smoking, alcohol and medications. Replaces "Breastfeeding Can Fit Into Your Life."
Why Should I Breastfeed? CARD #3

Information about the nutritional and health values of breastmilk, and the benefits of breastfeeding to mothers, babies, parents and families. Replaces "The Best Start."
Breastfeeding In the First Weeks CARD #4

More information on how to get started breastfeeding, how often to breastfeed, signs of hunger, a good latch-on and ending a feeding. 
Making Enough Milk for Your Baby CARD #5

How to tell if baby is getting enough breastmilk, plus information on growth spurts and increasing milk supply.
Breast Care and Comfort CARD #6

Information on how to prevent and treat engorgement, plugged ducts, and sore nipples.
Sleepy Baby
  • English
  • (PDF, 92 KB)
    P-44956
  • Spanish (Image not available)
    P-44956S
CARD #7

Tips for waking a sleepy baby and calming a fussy baby.
Breastfeeding and Work or School
  • English
  • (PDF, 111 KB)
    P-44957
  • Spanish (Image not available)
    P-44957S
CARD #8

Information on continuing to enjoy the ease and special closeness of breastfeeding while away from baby.
Expressing Your Breastmilk CARD #9

Explains how to express breastmilk by hand or by using a breast pump. Formerly titled "Collecting Breastmilk."
Storing and Thawing Expressed Breastmilk CARD #10

Information on safe storage and preparation of breastmilk, based on the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.
How Long Should I Breastfeed My Baby? CARD #11

American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for length of time to breastfeed, plus helpful hints for weaning. Replaces "Breastfeeding an Older Baby."
Vitamin D and Your Baby CARD #12

Information on Vitamin D and its supplementation in breastfed babies, based on the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Teething and Nursing Strike

 

CARD #13

Suggestions for teething and nursing strikes.
Hold Me Heart-To-Heart

 

CARD #14

Information on why all babies need to be held close to your heart and why skin-to-skin contact is so important. 

 

My Breastfeeding Plan

 

CARD #15

Many mothers who work outside the home continue to breastfeed. Planning ahead helps make going back to work easier. Suggestions for combining work and breastfeeding.
 
Right to Breastfeed Pocket Card

 

These 4" by 2.5" cards, bearing the text of State Statute 253.16, are available in three formats.
  • While the supply lasts, order the preprinted version in multiples of 100. 
  • Make your own cards designed for printing on Avery 5376 business card sheets. (PDF, 27 KB)
  • Make and trim your own cards designed for printing on heavy card stock(PDF, 22 KB)
 

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Last Revised: June 02, 2014