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Action 4. Use community-based organizations to promote and support breastfeeding

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denotes a USBC member organization listing

Implementation Strategies

  • Support and fund small nonprofit organizations that promote breastfeeding in communities of color
  • Integrate education and support for breastfeeding into public health programs that serve new families
  • Ensure around-the-clock access to resources that provide assistance with breastfeeding

 

USBC Resources

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National Activities

  American Public Health Association

American Public Health Association

Phone: 202-777-2742

Email: info@apha.org

Website: http://www.apha.org

Action Activities: 1. Share information with out members and through our social media about community organizations to connect those organizations with the audience APHA reaches.


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  Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

Phone: 814-255-2829

Email: asphn@asphn.org

Website: http://www.asphn.org

Action Activities: ASPHN’s “Blueprint for Nutrition & Physical Actvity, 2nd Ed” outlines practical, consumer-focused, state and local strategies for improving eating and physical activity that will lead to healthier lives for children, adults and families, including supporting breastfeeding. The Blueprint provides communities, consumers, organizations, agencies and programs with strategies and potential actions to address priority nutrition and physical activity issues in the context of their own community resources and needs.


Supporting Link: https://asphn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Blueprint-for-Nutrition-and-Physical-Activity-full-docu


  Baby Café USA

Baby Café USA

Phone: 781-507-1980

Email: lucia@babycafeusa.org

Website: http://www.babycafeusa.org

Action Activities: Baby Cafes, are free, community-based drop in sites offering high-quality breastfeeding care. All Baby cafes are encouraged to establish links with community organizations such as WIC, Family Health Centers and Community Libraries, as well as having high community visibility and promotion.


Supporting Link: http://babycafeusa.org http://babycafeusa.org/set-up-a-baby-cafe.html


  Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association

Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association

Phone: 800-313-6141

Email: info@bmbfa.org

Website: http://www.bmbfa.org

Action Activities: Worked with pump spotting and mother's room to create an event to promote pumping and breastfeeding. We had BMBFA members there to answer questions about breastfeeding and pump spotting to answer questions and give away pumps. Women also got to tour the breast express mobile suite


Supporting Link: http://www.bmbfa.org


  Center for Health Equity, Education and Research

Center for Health Equity, Education and Research

Phone: 617 414 6466

Email: anne.merewood@bmc.org

Website: https://www.cheerequity.org/

Action Activities: CHEER's programs engage with community-based organizations in order to help promote, establish, and sustain a breastfeeding culture in US states.


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  DHHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DHHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Phone: 800-232-4636

Email: info@cdc.gov

Website: http://www.cdc.gov

Action Activities: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides funds to support breastfeeding in states and communities under two funding mechanisms: Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH).


Supporting Link: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/index.htm


  DHHS, Office on Women's Health

DHHS, Office on Women's Health

Phone: 800-994-9662

Email: WomensHealth@hhs.gov

Website: http://www.womenshealth.gov

Action Activities: The Office on Women's Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hosts the National Breastfeeding Helpline operated by trained breastfeeding peer counselors to provide support by phone in English or Spanish.


Supporting Link: http://womenshealth.gov/about-us/health-information-by-phone/


  Every Mother, Inc.

Every Mother, Inc.

Phone: 662-931-6368

Email: info@everymother.org

Website: http://www.everymother.org

Action Activities: Every Mother provides technical assistance to WIC agencies, Healthy Start agencies, and other community organizations by offering training events, webinar and conference presentations, and electronic assistance.


Supporting Link: http://everymother.org/training_programs.php


  HealthConnect One

HealthConnect One

Action Activities: Work with various community based organizations to implement peer to peer support or promote and support breastfeeding families.


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  Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Phone: 817-810-9984

Email: sybil@hmbana.org

Website: http://www.hmbana.org

Action Activities: Each HMBANA member milk bank promotes awareness about donor milk and milk banking to the perinatal health community.

This may come in the following forms:
* Speaking at events
* Working with local breastfeeding coalitions
* Reaching out directly to hospitals, lactation consultants, and other perinatal health professionals and services

For more information contact your closest milk bank.


Supporting Link: https://www.hmbana.org/find-a-milk-bank/


  International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Phone: 703-560-7330

Email: iblce@iblce.org

Website: http://www.iblce.org

Action Activities: IBLCE has spoken in several community organization venues around the globe about the value of the IBCLC certification and its impact in breastfeeding families


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  International Childbirth Education Association

International Childbirth Education Association

Phone: 919-863-9487

Email: info@icea.org

Website: http://www.icea.org

Action Activities: .ICEA provides breastfeeding information on the web site for resources for both parents and profession as well as a regularly updated facebook page and blog with current, evidence-based information


Supporting Link: http://icea.org


La Leche League International

La Leche League International

Phone: 919-459-2167

Email: info@llli.org

Website: http://www.llli.org

Action Activities: La Leche League Leaders form community-based organizations and provide group meetings and individualized help for breastfeeding families in their communities.


Supporting Link: http://www.llli.org


  La Leche League USA

La Leche League USA

Phone: 877-452-5324

Email: Council@lllusa.org

Website: https://www.lllusa.org/

Action Activities: La Leche League Leaders form community-based organizations and provide group meetings and individualized help via phone, email, or text for breastfeeding families in their communities.


Supporting Link: http://www.lllusa.org/locator/


  Lamaze International

Lamaze International

Phone: 202-367-1128

Email: info@lamaze.org

Website: http://www.lamaze.org

Action Activities: Lamaze International provides around-the-clock access to breastfeeding resources (online, text, and videos).


Supporting Link: http://www.lamaze.org/EstablishingBreastfeeding


  Mom2Mom Global

Mom2Mom Global

Phone: 910-401-3566

Email: info@mom2momglobal.org

Website: http://www.mom2momglobal.org

Action Activities: Mom2Mom Global Chapters and Ambassadors collaborate with other local resources for breastfeeding families in military communities, such as community support (LLL, babywearing, cloth-diapering, mother support groups) and official Department of Defense sponsored resources (New Parent Support, WIC, military family support). Our mission is to be a clearinghouse of information and resources for breastfeeding families in our communities.


Supporting Link: http://www.mom2momglobal.org


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State/Community Activities

  Adelante, The Latino Network for Health and Education

Adelante, The Latino Network for Health and Education

Action Activities: - Adelante is a community-based, community- lead network for Latino families. Organizations and families get together to work on issues that impact decisions about health, education and wellbeing of community members.


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  Asian Breastfeeding Task Force

Asian Breastfeeding Task Force

Action Activities: Our Task Force partners with WIC and other community based organizations who work directly with families.


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  Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware

Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware

Action Activities: The Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware actively searches for other local organizations with the common goal of supporting breastfeeding families within our state and works to collaborate as well as adding their voice within our coalition.


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Breastfeeding: Rights, Education, Advocacy, Support Team Roanoke

Breastfeeding: Rights, Education, Advocacy, Support Team Roanoke

Phone: 540-632-1389

Email: breastroanoke@gmail.com

Website: http://www.breastroanoke.org/

Action Activities: BREAST has a program called 'Breast Friends". Breast Friends talks to local business and community places and educate them on breastfeeding and on ways they can support the breastfeeding mother when a mom enters their businesses or location.


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  BreastfeedLA

BreastfeedLA

Phone: 3232108505

Email: apalmer@breastfeedla.org

Website: http://BreastfeedLA.org

Action Activities: BreastfeedLA provides a resource directory for all local resources supporting breastfeeding.


Supporting Link: http://breastfeedla.org/resource-directory/


  Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: The CBC Communities Committee was established in response to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. “Everyone can help make breastfeeding easier” is the central tenet of this landmark 2011 document, and specific actions for communities are included, as follows:

-Strengthen programs that provide mother-to-mother support and peer counseling.
-Use community-based organizations to promote and support breastfeeding.
-Create a national campaign to promote breastfeeding.
-Ensure that the marketing of infant formula is conducted in a way that minimizes its negative impacts on exclusive breastfeeding.


Supporting Link: http://www.breastfeedingct.org/index.php/communities


  District of Columbia Breastfeeding Coalition

District of Columbia Breastfeeding Coalition

Phone: 202-470-2732

Email: info@dcbfc.org

Website: http://www.dcbfc.org

Action Activities: The DC Breastfeeding Coalition and the DC Public Schools have collaborated to offer the New Heights Program to Expectant and Parenting Students.


Supporting Link: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/expectant-and-parenting-students


  Florida Breastfeeding Coalition

Florida Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: Promote and empowering geographical community breastfeeding coalitions or task forces across Florida.


Supporting Link: http://flbreastfeeding.org/flcommunity_coalitions.htm


  Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition

Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: Express Your SuperPower 5K is an event that will raise awareness throughout Georgia and nearby states about breastfeeding and the health of our babies and children. GBC partners with the Northwest GA Breastfeeding Coalition, state entities, businesses, organizations and individuals through this event to promote and support breastfeeding.


Supporting Link: http://www.nwgabfcoalition.com/expressyoursuperpower5k/


  Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: "Building Local Breastfeeding Coalition" (BLBC) program fosters the growth and sustainment of local breastfeeding coalitions in Kansas. The BLBC program provides training to develop optimal breastfeeding interventions, through the sharing of model practices and policies with local breastfeeding coalitions. The KBC hosts an annual "Kansas Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference" each fall to bring local breastfeeding coalitions together to share information and learn new skills needed for coalition building. Currently, 33 breastfeeding coalitions in KS serve over 60% of the state.


Supporting Link: http://ksbreastfeeding.com/cause/building-local-breastfedding-coalitions/


  Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition

Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition

Phone: none

Email: president@mdbfc.org

Website: http://www.mdbfc.org

Action Activities: The Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition is happy to partner with local non-profits, government agencies, and other members of our community who support our mission to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.


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Michigan Breastfeeding Network

Michigan Breastfeeding Network

Action Activities: Coalition building is an important step in harnessing the power of local communities to spur positive change and advance public health outcomes. There is a movement underway throughout Michigan to support systems-level change for breastfeeding and it depends on the diverse voices of coalition members. Currently, Michigan has 22 coalitions in a state with 83 counties. We envision a Michigan in which all communities receive culturally-aware support to dismantle the roadblocks that derail breastfeeding success.


Supporting Link: https://www.mibreastfeeding.org/coalition-building/


  Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition maintains a directory of local coalitions in the state and conducts an annual meeting and teleconference to update member coalitions and provide a platform to share successes and challenges.


Supporting Link: http://mnbreastfeedingcoalition.org


Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition

Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: The Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition welcomes and encourages the community based organizations' participation in all activities and meetings and shares relevant information on the Coalition Facebook pages. There is an especially strong relationship with the WIC Peer Counselors and with La Leche League.


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  Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition

Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition

Phone: (888) 976-9319

Email: info@nebreastfeeding.org

Website: http://nebreastfeeding.org

Action Activities: We are working to support and expand our Community Breastfeeding Initiative.


Supporting Link: http://nebreastfeeding.org/cbi/


  New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force

New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force

Action Activities: The NHBFTF has partnered with DHHS & the Monadnock Breastfeeding Coalition to develop a child care award for breastfeeding friendly child care facilities meeting award criteria. The Task Force houses the award application/criteria and resources on our website. The NHBFTF also supported DHHS & the Monadnock Breastfeeding Coalition in the development of an online breastfeeding curriculum for NH child care facilities.

The NHBFTF has partnered with the NH DHHS, Division of Public Health Services Preventing Obesity program.


The Task Force is also currently connecting with the NH March of Dimes to expand potential partnerships .

The NHBFTF has supported the NH 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Collaborative in providing breastfeeding education throughout NH consistent with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.


Supporting Link: http://nhbreastfeedingtaskforce.org/families.php


  New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition

New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition

Phone: 845-325-3382

Email: nysbcinc@gmail.com

Website: http://www.nysbreastfeeding.org

Action Activities: Our Board Members represent the many local breastfeeding coalitions and groups throughout the state; we provide a link to local networks on our website.


Supporting Link: https://www.nysbreastfeeding.org/coalition-supporters/


  Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance

Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance

Action Activities: Provide resources and support to local and regional coalitions. Facilitate networking and collaboration between coalitions


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  Precious Jewels Moms Ministries

Precious Jewels Moms Ministries

Action Activities: Community faith based breastfeeding support in collaboration with a local hospital and Women's, Infant, and Nutritional Program.


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TriCounties Breastfeeding Alliance

TriCounties Breastfeeding Alliance

Phone: 530-822-5951

Email: tlavy@co.sutter.ca.us

Website: http://

Action Activities: Active coalition for past 15 years. Network with county health departments, California First 5.


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