• 08.25.2018

    The Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC) once again wishes to recognize work sites within Maryland, who are committed to promoting and protecting their female employees’ rights to provide human milk to their infants as long as they may choose. Over 100 businesses have been honored with this award since 2010. The MBC will also be recognizing Healthcare Provider offices (OB, Pediatric and Family Practice) that promote and support breastfeeding through the combination of a conducive office environment and education of healthcare professionals, office staff and families. Deadline is September 30th. It only takes a few minutes to complete! Please see and share our press release and nomination forms for the Workplace Awards and Healthcare Provider Offices Awards.

  • 09.12.2017

    Support breastfeeding legislation by contacting your Congressman and Senators to voice your support for two important federal bills: Friendly Airport for Mothers Act and Supporting Working Moms Act. It only takes a few minutes to click on the above links and send a message to your legislators. For more information on both bills, click here.

  • 11.24.2015

    Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition has launched a Breastfeeding Welcome Here campaign to foster a supportive environment for mothers to breastfeed their babies in public. Through the campaign, local businesses placed a “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” logo in clear view for all to see upon entering the business establishment. The businesses also pledged to provide a welcoming environment, where breastfeeding mothers may sit in any area open to the general public and enjoy a friendly attitude from staff and management while breastfeeding. Staff members were trained on how to handle complaints about breastfeeding and inform those who raise concerns that breastfeeding in public is protected by Maryland law. Click here for a list of businesses who have taken the pledge.

    The aim of the campaign is to build public awareness and acceptance of breastfeeding in public and to increase breastfeeding duration by empowering women to breastfeed in public in safe locations. Click here for more information.

News

8/3/18
MBC Responds to World Health Assembly Breastfeeding Resolution Incident

Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition responds to the recent actions of the United States Delegation to undermine the global resolution supporting breastfeeding at the recent World Health Assembly meeting. Click here for the MBC response.

6/9/18
Breastfeeding Baby Photo Project

In preparation for Word Breastfeeding Week in the first week of August, the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition is collecting photos of breastfeeding babies/toddlers/children/ breastfeeding families to be used on social media and in projects to support breastfeeding. Click here for more information.