Category Archives: News

Job opportunity: Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition seeks events coordinator

The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC) is seeking a part-time events coordinator hired on contract to assist with events for 2017.  See job description for more details.  Please submit resume with cover letter describing past experience coordinating continuing education or related events and submit to Linda Dech with “MBC Events Coordinator” in the subject line.  Applications accepted until February 3, 2017. Notification by February 22, 2017.

A full job description can be found here. 



May 19, 2016
4th Perinatal Hospital Leadership Summit

(Dr. Jane Morton guest speaker)
for hospital leaders, invitation only
to be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center,  Brooklyn Center


October 27, 2016

Mother Baby Hospital Collaborative Workshop, Breastfeeding Friendly Clinics

Twin Cities metro area location TBD

October 28, 2016
9th Annual Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition Statewide Meeting

Twin Cities metro area location TBD


Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition 2015-2016 Capital Campaign

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition 2015-2016 Capital Campaign

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition has demonstrated it can accomplish a lot with a small amount of funding, including supporting local breastfeeding coalitions, conducting workshops for hospitals to share information and resources, holding statewide annual meetings and hosting summits for hospital leadership to provide information on how to better support the 90% of women who choose to breastfeed in Minnesota.


1. Make an individual tax-deductible donation to the MBC, a 501(c)3.
2. Become a voting member coalition of the MBC. Membership for local coalitions is $25 for 2 years.
3. Donate through your workplace’s Combined Charities United Way campaign.
4. Donate on Give to the Max Day – November 12, 2015 ( .Your tax-deductible donation will be matched by MBC Board and Steering Committee members.
5. Participate in a Pampered Chef Fundraiser hosted by the MBC. The PC consultant is a breastfeeding mother who is offering to donate 10% of her commission to the MBC. Watch for the announcement for a one-hour “virtual” party via Facebook and a one-week sale in November.
6. Donate to the MBC via the AmazonSmile Program when placing an order through, and a percentage of your purchase goes to the MBC.

Checks can be made out to the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition or by credit card or Paypal online via the Donate button at



Annual Meetings & Workshops (
Perinatal Hospital Leadership Summits (


Business Case for Breastfeeding matching grants to member coalitions to implement or improve worksite lactation programs (
Beginning Baby-Friendly grants for maternity centers seeking Baby-Friendly designation


Lactation Consultant licensure bill efforts (

(Coming Soon . . . ) Scholarships

Assist applicants in cultures or ethnicities with low breastfeeding rates and those in geographic areas with few lactation providers with expenses related to becoming an IBCLC

Support Licensure for Lactation Consultants in Minnesota

Mothers who wish to breastfeed their babies may encounter difficulties that cannot be overcome without timely, competent and accessible care. Licensure will ensure that lactation care providers have the necessary training and experience to provide quality care. In addition, licensure is necessary in order for lactation consultation services to be reimbursable under Medicaid. Reimbursement will enable hospitals, clinics and community organizations to afford to offer LC services, increasing access for women across the state and in underserved populations. The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition is supporting licensure as a vital part of its efforts to ensure evidence-based best practices in maternity care for mothers and infants across Minnesota.

Let us know you support licensure for lactation consultants in Minnesota.

Thank you for your support!