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.

This tracking spreadsheet shows what the local coalitions in Minnesota have been doing recently to work toward meeting Objective 1 in the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition’s strategic plan. If you are a local coalition leader, please add information about your local coalition to the spreadsheet.

  • 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)
    Web site:  www.centralmnbreastfeedingcoalition.org

    • For information, contact: Jenni Wald, Public Health Coordinator, Stearns County Human Services at 320-656-6503, jennifer.wald@co.stearns.mn.us or Jeanne Friebe, RN, BSN, RNC-LRN, IBCLC, Lactation Specialist, Family Birthing Center Section and Clinical Ladder Program Facilitator at 320-251-2700 ext. 51990,  friebej@centracare.com
  • 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                   

Changes?  Email barbking99@yahoo.com to update your
coalition’s contact information.


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

October 2018


(Map designed by Kim Engwer-Moylan)

Click link below to download a larger .pdf version of map.

2018 Coalition Map

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