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COVID-19 Infant and Young Child Feeding Constellation

Stewards: Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (Aunchalee Palmquist) and U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (Amelia Psmythe Seger) 

The COVID-19 Infant & Young Child Feeding Constellation will serve as a bi-directional learning forum and centralized advocacy hub for the First Food field, working through an equity lens to support and coordinate the response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 across the United States.

Constellation Advisory Council:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • CARE U.S.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • National WIC Association
  • PATH
  • Save the Children Federation, Inc.
  • USAID

Advisory Council participants are USBC partners that are:

  1. organizations complementary to the USBC member network that are working domestically or internationally with existing expertise and infrastructure to mobilize IYCFE and emergency response, and
  2. leading public health partners working at every level of the system with experience in responding to public health emergencies (such as incident command systems to deal with Ebola and H1N1, etc.)

Constellation Participants:

  • 1,000 Days
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Adelante Network
  • Alabama Breastfeeding Committee
  • Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Alimentación Segura Infantil 
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • American Breastfeeding Institute 
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
  • Appalachian Breastfeeding Network
  • Association of State Public Health Nutritionists 
  • Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.
  • Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association 
  • Breastfeeding USA
  • BreastfeedLA
  • California Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute 
  • Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centro Pediatrico de lactancia y crianza
  • Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates
  • Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition 
  • HealthConnect One
  • Healthy Children Project, Inc. 
  • Human Milk Banking Association of North America
  • Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor 
  • Kentuckiana Lactation Improvement Coalition 
  • Lactation Education Resources 
  • La Leche League Alliance 
  • La Leche League USA
  • Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Mom2Mom Global
  • MomsRising
  • Montana State Breastfeeding Coalition 
  • National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color
  • Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance
  • Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere 
  • Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color
  • Tarrant County Breastfeeding Coalition
  • United States Lactation Consultant Association 
  • Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition 
  • Women-Inspired Systems' Enrichment

Constellation Resources:

Joint Statement on Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States 
Published August 2020