At our last meeting, on November 9th, 2015, a new slate of officers was elected. This is exciting news as it will allow the CABC to go forward and continue its important work as provider of conferences and educational offerings for breastfeeding supporters and also provide an arena for local breastfeeding support organizations to do their work of promoting, supporting and protecting breastfeeding. The date and location of the next meeting is to be announced soon.
Since 2010, the CABC has been honoring area Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners with its Baby Friendly Practitioner Awards in order to bring recognition to their outstanding breastfeeding support. Winners are nominated by the families they serve or by other health-care providers. Receiving this award gives a wider audience to the contributions of these providers in the promotion of breastfeeding as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle for babies and mothers and speaks highly to their dedication to the health of families across the Chicago area. Awards are presented at our annual dinner seminar for Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. We also acknowledge the contributions of the nominees for this coveted award for their ongoing efforts to support breastfeeding in the Greater Chicagoland Community.
The Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition is delighted to congratulate all of the staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park on achieving what is considered the Gold Standard in the world of breastfeeding----- the international designation of Baby-Friendly Hospital granted by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. This designation requires that hospitals implement the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
The staff at Little Company of Mary worked for several years to meet the rigorous standards required to become Baby-Friendly. Little Company of Mary is the third Illinois hospital to achieve this status and the first in the Chicago area.
Congratulations to all of the staff at St. Mary's Hospital for your outstanding achievement becoming Illinois' fourth Baby-Friendly Hospital.
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The Private Practice Lactation Consultants Directory may be used to find professional breastfeeding support in your community. Consultants listed provide a range of services throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area including in-home and office consultation, breastpump sales and rentals, classes and retail services. This directory will be useful to parents, physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, doulas, hospital based Lactation Consultants, breastfeeding support counselors and anyone seeking professional breastfeeding support or breastfeeding equipment. The directory is provided by the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition as a community service. The coalition does not endorse or guarantee services of any provider.
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Founded in 2003, the CABC is a network of individuals and organizations who believe that infant and family health can be improved by making breastfeeding the norm. We are dedicated to protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding and increasing its acceptance in the greater Chicago area.
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Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC) came together in 2003 for the purpose of promoting breastfeeding in the Chicago area. We are made up of individuals and members from other Chicago area breastfeeding advocacy groups and ILCA affiliates:
Northern Illinois Lactation Consultants Association
Chicago Region Breastfeeding Task Force
North Central Region Breastfeeding Task Force
La Leche League of Illinois
Lactation Resource Alliance
Metropolitan Illinois Lactation Consultants