Kane County Can Do Five Breastfeeding Tool Kit

The Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition welcomes you to the Kane Can Do Five Breastfeeding Toolkit for Primary Care Providers! The Kane Can Do Five Tool Kit assists primary care providers in implementing policies and protocols recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to assure that breastfeeding is promoted and supported as the best nutrition for babies.

The Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition encourages primary care practices to start by implementing just FIVE of the twelve AAP recommendations—whichever are the easiest! Once the first five are “live” in your practice, the next five will be that much easier to implement!  A “Can Do” approach….Taking small, realistic steps is vital to success.  This lesson was first demonstrated by the Colorado Can Do Five Baby Friendly Campaign…and the Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition, eager to follow this great example, has adapted the Colorado model for Kane County.  

Thus, the Kane Can Do Five Breastfeeding Tool Kit, with just a ‘click of the mouse’, displays the resources a primary care practice needs to implement the AAP breastfeeding recommendations. By circumventing the laborious process of locating disparate and scattered bits of information, the Kane Can Do Five Breastfeeding Tool Kit provides a single source of breastfeeding information helpful to primary care practices. The Toolkit Sections include:

  • Section 1: Breastfeeding Best Practice Information
    • Best Practice Statements
    • Research & Data
    • Breastfeeding Friendly Offices
    • Other Breastfeeding Best Practice Information
  • Section 2: Breastfeeding Costs and Reimbursements
  • Section 3: Breastfeeding Policies and Procedures
  • Section 4: Breastfeeding Training Resources
  • Section 5: Parent Education Materials
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Section 6: Physical Environment Resources and Supports 
  • Section 7: Breastfeeding Workplace Supports

Each section contains simple, logical content areas that display the title and brief description of each Tool Kit component in the form of a pdf document or a specific hyperlink to an original document.

The Kane Can Do Five Breastfeeding Toolkit for Primary Care Providers is recommended by Kane County primary care providers who have this to say about the Kane County Breastfeeding Toolkit:

Kate Reed, NNP: ” The Can Do Five Toolkit is a great resource for all things related to breastfeeding and breastfeeding success. It is a must-use resource in breastfeeding friendly practices!”

Maudie Saunderson, FNP: “I would encourage any office, small or large, to take a closer look at the Can Do Five. Breastfeeding is best for baby!”

Bridget Sweeney-Gotsch, MD: “As a supporter of the breastfeeding couple, the Can Do Five ToolKit is a very complete local resource for our families.”

Deborah J. Ridell, APN CNM DNP: “As health care providers, we have an obligation to support and encourage breastfeeding in real, tangible, and practical ways. The science of breastfeeding is incontrovertible in 2013: Breastfeeding improves the health of infants and mothers. Breastfeeding is cost-effective and reduces expenditures and use of resources in an already overburdened system. What other rationale do we need as health care providers?”

If you want your practice to get on its way to becoming Breastfeeding-Friendly, click here:

My practice is ready to join the Can Do Five Campaign!