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Breastfeeding Information & Support

Helping Oklahoma Moms and Babies Breastfeed Successfully

Breastfeeding helps babies get the best start in life. It helps children reach their full potential for health and growth.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health supports breastfeeding as the recommended way to feed most babies. OSDH encourages actions and education that promote, protect, and support breastfeeding and the health of all Oklahoma children.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working to achieve the goals set by the Healthy People 2030 Breastfeeding Objectives, through breastfeeding promotion, education and support to health care providers, OSDH staff and the community.

Breastfeeding Help & Resources

Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline (free to use, 24/7)

  • (877) 271-MILK (6455)
  • Text OK2BF to 61222

Working & Breastfeeding

  • Employee Resources
  • Employer Resources
  • Oklahoma Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites

Breastfeeding in Special Situations

  • Emergencies
  • Flu Season
  • Opioid Use
  • Babies with Special Needs


Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Tips

Newborn Babies

  • Skin to Skin 1 pg.  - OBRC Eng. & Span.       
  • Baby’s First Milk: COLOSTRUM 2 pg. – OKWIC Eng.  Span.               
  • Baby Feeding Cues (signs) 1 pg. - OBRC Eng. & Span.                                      
  • Understanding Your Baby's Cues 2 pg. - OKWIC Eng. Span.                                  
  • How to tell if Baby is Getting Enough Milk 2 pg.  - OBRC Eng. Span.                      
  • Babies Cry - What to Know About Crying 2 pg. - OKWIC Eng. Span.
  • Breastfeeding Basics for Moms  Dads Grandmas USDA/MyPlate/WIC Mamás Padres Abuelas

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News Releases

Public Service Announcements (from Oklahoma WIC)

  • Doctor - (30 seconds)                                                                                       
  • Employer - Childcare Center (30 seconds)                                                         
  • Family Support - (30 seconds)                                                                          
  • Family, Employer, Childcare & Doctor Support - Spanish (30 seconds) 


For more information about the Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Initiative or for Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Activities, contact us:

Adrianna Halstead, RDN, LD, IBCLC
Breastfeeding Education Coordinator
WIC (Women, Infant & Children)
Phone: (405) 426-8500
Toll Free: 1(888) 655-2942
Fax: (405) 900-7576

Amanda Parsons, MA, RDN, LD, IBCLC
Nutrition & Lactation Coordinator
Maternal and Child Health Service
Phone: (405) 426-8061
Fax: (405) 900-7580

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Maternal and Child Health Service
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave, Ste 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Maternal and Child Health Service
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8113
Fax: (405) 900-7580