Breastfeeding Coalition
Breastfeeding Coalition

Committed to improving access to breastfeeding support for every caregiver in Boston and promoting social connections and optimal child enrichment in early life.

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The Boston Breastfeeding Coalition was formed under the umbrella of Boston Medical Center's Vital Village Network in January 2016. Since then, the coalition has convened meetings every six weeks and has grown to more than 70 members from 30 organizations. The coalition is currently working to expand and enhance group-based breastfeeding support services to caregivers across Boston.   In this effort, the coalition has a growing number of community scholars, currently over 30, who volunteer to lead engagement efforts across the city. The Coalition is committed to improving access to breastfeeding support for every parent in Boston, promoting connections between individuals and organizations that promote breastfeeding advocacy, and supporting pathways for professional lactation counselors.  Current strategies include a service learning model that supports community scholars to become peer counselors, ongoing professional development and training, raising awareness through multimedia communications.


Our Partners

Baby Cafe USA • BirthReady • Black Girls Nutrition • BMC Birth Sisters • BMC SPARK Center • Boston Children's Museum • Boston Medical Center • Boston Public Health Commission • Boston Medical Center Breastfeeding Center • Boston Public Library • Boston University School of Medicine • BreastPowered • Brigham & Women's Hospital • BWH Center for Community Health and Health Equity • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) • Children's Services of Roxbury • Codman Square Health Center • Cradles to Crayons • Dimock Health Center • Family Engagement Network • Family Nurturing Center • Father's Uplift • First Teacher • Frugal Bookstore • Healthy Children Center for Breastfeeding • Massachusetts Department of Public Health • Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition • Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association • Mattapan ABCD Head Start • Mattapan Community Health Center • Mattapan Family and Community Engagement • Maverick Landing • MIT Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon • Project HOPE • Reaching Our Brothers Everywhere (ROBE) • Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) • Smart from the Start • Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center • South End Community Health Center • United South End Settlements • Uphams' Corner Health Center • Whittier Street Health Center • 365Dads


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We are committed to:

1. Improving access to breastfeeding support for every parent in Boston

2. Promoting connections between individuals and organizations that promote breastfeeding advocacy

3. Supporting pathways for professional lactation counselors