From 2006-2020, the CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the USBC co-hosted this series to bring together breastfeeding coalitions to share best practices and news and to network and collaborate on issues of national significance.
Changing Culture by Changing the Laws
Executive Director, Michigan Breastfeeding Network
This presentation will detail the steps applied by the Michigan Breastfeeding Network to change the breastfeeding culture in Michigan. In June 2014, Governor Rick Snyder signed the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act into law with immediate effect. Shannon Polk, Executive Director of MIBFN, will share the Network's story and action plan detailing how they helped steer a change in the state law, which not only allows for public breastfeeding but includes penalties for harassment.