Population Health


The Playbook: The Man’s Guide to Breastfeeding

The Playbook: The Man’s Guide to Breastfeeding is a booklet created specifically for men to learn more about breastfeeding and how they can best support their breastfeeding partner. The project stems from the fact that while a woman’s decision on whether to breastfeed (and how long to do so) is greatly influenced by whether she has her partner’s support, there is little breastfeeding literature directed toward men.

Booklets and applicable shipping are free for organizations and individuals residing in the Central Virginia Health District of Virginia Department of Health (City of Lynchburg as well as Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell counties) while supply lasts. To order, please use the link below. To place an order for multiple locations, use a new form for each shipping address. Requests will be fulfilled in 2-3 weeks.


Those residing outside CVHD can print from the pdf version above. Please note, there is information specific to CVHD on the “Help” page of the booklet. Email Kim Foster at Kimberlee.Foster@vdh.virginia.gov to discuss options for making changes to that page or with any other questions.



The CVHD population health team is part of the Partnership for Healthy Communities, a group of local stakeholders who lead the community health assessment and improvement plan process. This collaborative process resulted in the 2021-2024 Community Health Assessments found here:

Lynchburg Area Community Health Assessment

Bedford Area Community Health Assessment



VDH Data Portal

Virginia BRFSS

County Health Rankings

Healthy People 2030 Disparities Data

Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being