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National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening

The USBC National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening brings together breastfeeding-focused representatives from across the country: coalition leaders from every U.S. state and territory; representatives from relevant government departments; national non-profits, non-governmental organizations including consumer (parents) groups; and health professional associations. This singular gathering assists with development of the leadership capacity to more effectively protect, promote, and support breastfeeding at the national, state, and local/community levels.

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Conference Overarching Goals 

The goals of this convening are to create a sharing and learning space that: 

  • Fosters an inclusive leaderful movement, celebrating the contributions and building the skills of the diverse lactation support providers and public health partners who serve families and communities across the nation.
  • Builds organizational capacity and commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within public health systems to ensure health equity for all.
  • Acknowledges our differences and allows for diverse thoughts and perspectives to co-exist as we advance a shared agenda for the First Food field through collaborations and partnerships of advocates at the community, state, and national levels.

2021 Call for Proposals now open! 


 Past Conference Archives

The 2020 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening in-person gathering was cancelled due to the global pandemic. USBC released a collection of on-demand sessions curated from those submitted for the in-person event called "NBCC Reimagined."

The Ninth National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening was held in Bethesda, Maryland, June 14-15, 2019.

The Eighth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Convening was held in Atlanta, Georgia, August 4-5, 2018.

The Seventh National Breastfeeding Coalitions Convening was held in Arlington, Virginia, August 4-6, 2017.

The Sixth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference was held in Arlington, Virginia, August 5-7, 2016.

The Fifth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference was held in Arlington, Virginia, August 2-4, 2014.

The Fourth National Conference of State/Territorial/Tribal Breastfeeding Coalitions was held in Arlington, Virginia, August 4-6, 2012.

The Third National Conference of State/Territory/Tribal Breastfeeding Coalitions was held in Arlington, Virginia, January 23-25, 2010.

The Second National Conference of State/Territory Breastfeeding Coalitions was held in Arlington, Virginia, January 26-28, 2008.

The First National Conference of State Breastfeeding Coalitions was held in Alexandria, Virginia, January 21-23, 2006.