BFF Application

Please complete the application to be recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care program. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The recognition is good for 3 years.

Each program will receive a Breastfeeding Recognition window cling, certificate, and a support letter from the Commissioner of the VA Department of Health. They will also be designated as Breastfeeding Friendly in the CCAoVA provider referral database and their statewide map.

  1. Review the application and required standards.
  2. Complete the application (either electronic or paper application found here).
  3. Gather and submit supporting documentation. You may upload 3 files for each standard in the online application. A Professional Development Standard Training Certification is available to assist you with documentation for the Professional Development Standard.
  4. You will be notified of your application status within 10 business days.

If you need to submit more than 3 files per standard, you can email them to, fax them to (804) 285-0847, or mail them to:

Child Care Aware of Virginia- Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care
804 Moorefield Park Dr. Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23236

*This program operates on grant funding and in the event that grant funding is not available, you may have to pay an application processing fee.