Local Coalitions

There are currently 37 local coalitions in Minnesota. Some coalitions are cultural, others encompass one or more counties or a region of the state. Seventy of Minnesota’s 87 counties have a coalition presence. Breastfeeding advocacy and promotion begin at the grassroots level. We encourage you to contact your local coalition and see how you can become involved. If there is not a coalition in your area, contact the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition marcia.in.mn@gmail.com for ideas on how to start one.

Changes?  Email barbking99@yahoo.com and copy to ducke001@umn.edu to update your coalition’s contact information.

  • Anoka County Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Breastfeeding Coalition of Richland and Wilkin Counties (includes Richland County in ND and Wilkin County in MN) 
    • For information, contact: Danielle Flack at 701-642-7735, daniellef@co.richland.nd.us
  • Breastfeeding for Babes Coalition (includes Beltrami County and Red Lake and Leech Lake Tribal communities)
  • Cass and Itasca County Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Central Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition (includes Benton, Mille Lacs, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright Counties)
  • Fargo-Moorhead Area Breastfeeding Association (includes Clay County in MN and Cass County in ND)
    For information, contact:  Dawn Braaten at  218-299-7760, Dawn.Braaten@co.clay.mn.us or Tera Orr at 701-476-6711, torr@FargoND.gov
  • Goodhue Wabasha Pierce County Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Hubbard County
  • Indigenous Breastfeeding Coalition of Minnesota                   
  • North Central Breastfeeding Network (includes Aitkin, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties)
  • Quin County CHS Breastfeeding Coalition (includes Kittson / Marshall / Pennington / Red Lake / Roseau Counties)
  • South Central Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition (regional coalition made up of Brown, Nicollet, Watonwan, Faribault, Martin, Le Sueur, Waseca, and Blue Earth Counties)
  • Southwest Breastfeeding Coalition (includes Big Stone / Lac qui Parle / Swift / Chippewa / Yellow Medicine Counties)

Resources

Click the link below for information about state, territory, and tribal breastfeeding coalitions across the country.

Directory of State/Territory/Tribal Breastfeeding Coalitions

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalitions Map

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