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Strength in Number, Creating one Breastfeeding Community

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History of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition: Mission and Goals

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:

Breastfeed Chicago
Chicago Region Breastfeeding Task Force
North Central Region Breastfeeding Task Force
Lactation Resource Alliance (Inactive)
La Leche League of Illinois
Metropolitan Illinois Lactation Consultants (Inactive)
Mother's Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes
Northern Illinois Lactation Consultants Association

The mission of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition is to encourage collaboration among Chicago area breastfeeding advocates in order to more effectively protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

Our Goals:
To promote better communication among coalition members and member organizations

To provide and support education for professionals working with breastfeeding families

To increase public awareness of the positive outcomes associated with breastfeeding for babies, mothers, and communities

CABC Member Organizations and Helpful Resources

Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition Member Organizations

Breastfeed Chicago
https://breastfeedchicago.org/

Breastfeeding USA, Illinois Community Chapters
https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/breastfeeding-counselor-locations

Chicago Region Breastfeeding Task Force
http://www.crbtf.com

La Leche League of Illinois
http://lllofil.org

The Mother's Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes
http://milkbankwgl.org

North Central Region Breastfeeding Task Force
http://www.illinoisbreastfeeding.org/21701/37043.html

Northern Illinois Lactation Consultants Association
http://northernillinoislca.org/

Helpful Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children Pages http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pa...

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine http://www.bfmed.org

Breastfeeding USA https://breastfeedingusa.org

Breastfeed Chicago https://breastfeedchicago.wordpress.com

Breastfeeding Law: Know Your Legal Rights http://breastfeedinglaw.com

Chicago Region Breastfeeding Taskforce http://www.crbtf.com/

Dr. Thomas Hale's Infant Risk Center http://www.infantrisk.com

Human Milk Banking Association of North America https://www.hmbana.org/hmbana-about

Illinois State Breastfeeding Taskforce http://www.illinoisbreastfeeding.org/21901.html

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Strength in Numbers

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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