History of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition: Mission and Goals

February 23, 2008
Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition
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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:

Breastfeed Chicago
Chicago Region Breastfeeding Task Force
North Central Region Breastfeeding Task Force
Lactation Resource Alliance
La Leche League of Illinois
Metropolitan Illinois Lactation Consultants
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