2017 Conference Details: Breastfeeding Advocacy in Chicago: Supporting All Families in Our Community

August 11, 2017

Location: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center 836 W. Wellington Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 See our registration page for details.

Illinois Now Has Seventeen Baby-Friendly Hospitals!

January 20, 2017

The Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition congratulates these hospitals 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. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Advocate Sherman Hospital,… [Read More]

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition’s Breastfeeding Friendly Award!

January 8, 2017

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… [Read More]

Help us plan our next conference!

February 23, 2009

Planning is ongoing for the next conference, October 21, 2017. There are opportunities for everyone no matter their available time. Be one of the decision-makers who will determine how often future Coalition conferences are held, the best speakers and topics, and much, much more. Please contact the Conference Committee ( for more information or see… [Read More]

Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

History of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition: Mission and Goals

February 23, 2008

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 La Leche… [Read More]