Educational Materials

The Massachusetts collaborative (2015-2017) created written and video education materials in multiple languages for families and have disseminated them nationally. These materials can be found below.

Educational Videos

Overview- English
Overview- Spanish
Skin to Skin
Piel a Piel
Producing Breast Milk
Producir La Leche
Support System
El Sistema de Apoyo

Educational Written Materials

The one page educational materials cover the following topics:

  • Importance of breast milk

  • Pumping and hand expression

  • Skin-to-skin care

  • Transition to direct breastfeeding

All materials have been written at a 6th grade reading level and have been translated into the following languages:

  • Arabic

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Haitian Creole

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Tagalog 

Importance of Breast Milk

All Languages

Pumping and Hand Expression

All Languages

Skin to Skin


All Languages

Transition to Direct Breastfeeding

All Languages

Express Yourself

Working to increase the use of mother’s own milk (MOM) in very low birth weight infants in Mississippi and New Orleans and reduce demographic and social disparities.

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The Express Yourself Project has been funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation from 2019-2022.

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