Breastfeeding Coalition of Calhoun County

The Breastfeeding Coaltion of Calhoun County's goal is to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates.  

Breastfeeding Coalition of Calhoun County

Objective:  Empower women to overcome breastfeeding difficulties.

 

Support, Education & Resources

  • Develop support groups (Breastfeeding Clubs) for African American and all breastfeeding mothers.
  • Expand availability of breastfeeding aids for breastfeeding mothers (creams, breast pumps, etc.)

Normalize Breastfeeding

  • Acknowledge those breastfeeding in public in the "Your're Busted" program.
  • Educate and acknowledge employers regarding the health benefits of breastfeeding.
  • Highlight, support and promote Michigan Breastfeeding Awareness Month activities in August.
    • Big Latch On
    • Breastfeeding educational booth at the Calhoun County Fair

Strengthen the Breastfeeding Coalition of Calhoun County

  • Expand breastfeeding coalition membership and increase sustainability.