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Join us in June for two live webinars!

The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition and Minnesota Department of Health SHIP are bringing you two webinars on June 13, 2018:

  • Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Update: What Minnesota Hospitals and Providers Need to Know
  • Human Donor Milk and the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies: What Health Care Providers Need to Know about Human Donor Milk and the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

You can choose to attend one ($30) or both ($50). Register here: 

Questions? Email with “Webinars” in the subject line.

Download the flyer to share.

Save the date: MBC 10th Annual Statewide Meeting and Workshop

Please join us at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota, on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 for the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition 10th Annual Statewide Meeting and Workshop.  Feel free to share this event with others (pdf of flyer).

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Integrating Community Health and Primary Care to Promote and Support Breastfeeding: Connect, build partnerships, and create common goals in your region

Evening Dessert Social/Networking
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

10th Annual Statewide Meeting
Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Enhancing Health Equity and Access to Breastfeeding: Clinical strategies and resources to support Minnesota families

Continuing education credits will be available for lactation providers, nurses, and dietitians.

Book online for room reservations or call 1 (800) 233-2934.  Group rates apply Wednesday through Saturday.  

More details to come soon. Updates can be found here on the MBC website.  Send questions to

Handouts available for upcoming Duluth workshop

Physician breakfast and breastfeeding workshopRegistration is now closed for the Breastfeeding Management & Counseling for the Health Care Team Workshop. Please click below to download and/or print presentation handouts. We look forward to seeing you on May 25, 2017, in Duluth, Minnesota!

Save the date: Duluth physician breakfast and breastfeeding workshop—May 25, 2017

Physician breakfast and breastfeeding workshop.pngSave the date! The physician’s breakfast workshop, Breastfeeding Management in Primary Care, will take place on May 25, 2017, in Duluth, Minnesota, prior to the Breastfeeding Management & Counseling for the Health Care Team: A Deep Dive continuing education program.  This event is a partnership of the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC), Healthy Northland SHIP, and the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Counties Community Health Board.

This breakfast session prior to the continuing education summit provides lactation training for physicians and includes case-based presentations and a physician panel discussion about breastfeeding management in the primary care setting.  CME application for credits pending.

Feel free to print and distribute the save the date flyer.

Additional information about the event and registration will be posted to the MBC website events page in the coming weeks.  Please send questions to

MBC Year Two Strategic Plan objectives approved by board

In early 2015, the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition embarked on a process to create a strategic plan to guide the organization over the next three to five years.

The overall goal put forth by the strategic plan is for the MBC to contribute to increased breastfeeding rates in Minnesota by 2020. This goal is split into two sub-goals:

  • Goal 1: Environments in Minnesota are breastfeeding friendly, through through policy changes that support breastfeeding and by advancing community, hospital, health-care, and workplace support for breastfeeding.
  • Goal 2: The infrastructure and systems of the coalition are stable and advance the coalition into the future. The strategies for achieving this objective include organizing and building the coalition’s internal capacity, identifying resources and raising funds to strengthen the coalition, collaborate and communicate effectively with priority audiences, and reaching out to and engaging with existing and potential coalitions.

The Board of Directors has approved 9 objectives for year two. You can read the full text here.