The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit organization that was formed in 1998* in response to the Innocenti Declaration of 1990, of which the United States Agency for International Development was a co-sponsor. Among other recommendations, the Innocenti Declaration calls on every nation to establish a multisectoral national breastfeeding committee comprised of representatives from relevant government departments, non-governmental organizations, and health professional associations to coordinate national breastfeeding initiatives. The USBC is now a coalition of more than 50 organizations that support its mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.
*Note: The USBC was incorporated in the State of Florida in 2000.
To drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.
Thriving families and communities
- Leadership: The USBC depends upon the development, engagement, and inspiration of collaborative leaders who serve on behalf of our common cause. They may draw upon the wisdom of organizations, but serve as individuals.
- Integrity: The USBC champions honesty, transparency, and accountability as integral to the success of our collaborative efforts.
- Inclusion: The USBC places a premium on meaningful opportunities for all voices to be heard. A commitment to diversity and equity infuses our work and decision-making.