Welcome to the W.O.R.K. Together Series - Breastfeeding Roadblock Toolkit for Incarceration. Here you will find information and tools for breastfeeding advocates and incarcerated breastfeeding mothers/parents.

In support of the breastfeeding rights of incarcerated mothers, we advocate for the following:

• Adoption of lactation accommodation policies for all incarcerated mothers
• Adoption of milk expression programs for all incarcerated mothers
• Adoption of humane birthing practices that support laboring women and their infants
• Accommodation of direct access to baby through Prison Nursery Programs
• Advocating for community-based alternatives to incarceration as viable sentencing options for mothers
• Supporting treatment as an alternative to punishment through trauma-based services
• Establishing support services that focus on the parenting relationship between mother and child.

To view the full policy position, download the position paper HERE.
To learn more about best practices, view the Policy Systems Changers Guide HERE.


This toolkit includes:
1) Platform for Sharing Breastfeeding and Incaceration Stories
2) Resources for Advocates
3) Template Prison Lactation Policies
4) Template Letters
5) Guide to Breastfeeding and Incarceration

Click here to view a printable brochure outlining the items in the MIBFN Breastfeeding and Incarceration Toolkit

Click here to view a short video explaining the items in the Breastfeeding and Incarceration Toolkit

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