Founded by a passionate group of breastfeeding professionals. They came together 15 years ago with a need for lactation professionals have a place to gather and to share information and advocate for breastfeeding.
The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC) was formed in January 2006 following the first National Conference of State Breastfeeding Coalitions. Since that time we have grown to include 36 local breastfeeding coalitions! The coalition membership has representation from the state and local health departments, the WIC Program (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), hospital lactation departments, La Leche League, and other organizations and individuals who support and promote breastfeeding. The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition became a 501 (c) (3) public charity effective 2009 and is qualified to receive tax-deductible donations.
Vision: Breastfeeding: Healthy Babies, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities
Mission: Working collaboratively to create environments where breastfeeding is valued and supported to achieve natural infant feeding equity in all Minnesota communities.
We provide programs and events open to the public where a membership is not necessary. The first in person training is in the planning process for fall 2023 with more information to come at a later date.
We will have trainings coming up in April. Dates and details will be shared at a later date.
Coalitions are the heart of Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalitions work and brings together all types of professionals, advocates, and community partnerships to pursue natural infant feeding equity.
Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition offers regular continuing education and networking opportunities to grow and learn in the lactation field.