About Us

The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition was formed in January 2006 following the first National Conference of State Breastfeeding Coalitions. Since that time we’ve grown to include 30 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 an environment in Minnesota where breastfeeding is recognized and supported as vital to the health and development of children and families.

The purpose of the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition is:

  • to work collaboratively to increase the initiation, duration, and exclusivity of breastfeeding in Minnesota;
  • to promote public awareness and support for breastfeeding as the cultural norm;
  • to increase awareness of and compliance with the WHO Code;
  • to develop networks for sharing information among groups concerned about improving the health of mothers and babies through breastfeeding;
  • to serve as a resource for health care professionals and the general public through dissemination of information and materials on breastfeeding topics;
  • to encourage the development of local breastfeeding coalitions;
  • to raise charitable funds for the above; and
  • to engage in such other activities as are consistent with the foregoing.

MBC Bylaws

MBC Conflict of Interest Policy

MBC Annual Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

The World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

Learn more about MBC board of directors, steering committee, subcommittees

Learn how to support the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

2017 Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition Strategic Plan

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Current Projects:

Healthy Babies . Healthy Families . Healthy Communities