The power of a coalition member (Statewide or Community Coalition)
As a member of a breastfeeding coalition you are part of the collective dynamic that multiplies your personal impact to support families to reach their breastfeeding goals. 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 post-partum 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!
the importance of breastfeeding in all community communication and interaction.
your profile in the community by participating in breastfeeding promotion meetings and events.
community breastfeeding support services and communicate this information throughout the community.