Pampered Family Child Care
Early December 2021, owner Claudine Sterlin-Desir started her Breastfeeding Friendly Designation journey. Claudine runs a Group Family program out of her home in the beautiful area of Haverstraw. Claudine worked collaboratively with then - Infant Toddler Specialist Jenny Spampinato to complete all requirements while receiving technical assistance and guidance throughout the process.
Claudine participated in the Breastfed Babies Are Welcome Here professional development opportunity in early December 2021. There she learned about the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby, locating OCFS regulations that focus on supporting breastfeeding, recognizing an infants hungry cues, and discussing strategies for the handling and storage of breast milk.
In June 2022, Claudine worked diligently to create her own Breastfeeding Friendly Policy geared toward her program. This policy states Claudine and her program are committed to providing ongoing support to breastfeeding families, how Claudine and staff will properly handle and store breastmilk, and how breastfeeding families will be provided with a private and sanitary area to breastfeed and express milk.
As an added bonus for becoming a Designated Breastfeeding Friendly Site, Claudine received various promotional materials for parents and staff to utilize. This included a comfortable glider chair for parents, breast milk storage bags, books, two Boppy Pillows, and numerous educational materials such as pamphlets, books, and tear pads which came in English and Spanish. This will help to provide families with relevant information and resources to provide ongoing support.