The power of a coalition member
As a member of a breastfeeding coalition, you are part of a collective dynamic. This multiplies your personal impact in supporting families to reach their breastfeeding goals. Your collaboration and communication across partners creates the optimal opportunity to influence positive change in the community to support breastfeeding.
The health benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby are clear. Breastfeeding is no longer a lifestyle choice, but a public health decision.
Breastfeeding protects against SIDS and SUIDS.
Breastfeeding decreases postpartum depression.
Breastfeeding decreases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
High Impact Behaviors
A high impact behavior is an action that is EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT. As a coalition member, you have the ability to accomplish it. It is an action that you can do today. Let’s get started!
Affirm the importance of breastfeeding in all community communication and interactions.
Raise your profile in the community by participating in breastfeeding promotion meetings and events.
Identify community breastfeeding support services and communicate this information throughout the community.