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Strength in Number, Creating one Breastfeeding Community

Projects

In support of our goal of promoting breastfeeding in the Chicago area, we have several projects in the works toward that end. If you are interested in joining our efforts, we would be pleased to include you. Please contact any of the persons listed below.

MORE MEDIA COVERAGE OF BREASTFEEDING

Wouldn’t you like more breastfeeding news on television, on the radio, and in the local newspapers? The Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition is working to develop relationships with media contacts, respond to breastfeeding stories, and provide press releases on timely breastfeeding issues. The Coalition will provide contact information. Just add your passion for breastfeeding, and away we go!
Contact: Media Committee (media@chicagoareabfc.org)
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BAN THE BAGS

Research indicates that giving formula “gift” bags at hospital discharge increases the use of formula and decreases duration of breastfeeding. What can we do about it? A national initiative has begun (www.banthebags.org) and we’re bringing it to Chicago. Join this committee, and help us end a practice that costs parents money and results in negative health outcomes for mothers and babies.
Contact: the Ban The Bags Committee (banthebags@chicagoareabfc.org)

WEB SITE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS

One way to increase breastfeeding knowledge for both parents and professionals is by making it available on our Coalition web site. Help us expand our offerings and join this committee to make our web site a must-see for those in the Chicago area.
Contact: the Web Resources Committee (webresources@chicagoareabfc.org)

CONFERENCE PLANNING

Do you love a good breastfeeding conference? 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.
Contact: the Conference Committee (conference@chicagoareabfc.org)