Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition

"Thanks for all your work in getting us a breastfeeding in public law!" --Massachusetts mom

Handouts and Products

Purchase our new Breastfeeding Welcome Here products, and show the world that nursing moms are welcome where you are!

Download one of our handouts that help make breastfeeding easy. Most are available in multiple languages, and they're perfect for both mothers and medical providers.

Breastfeed Anytime Anywhere

Making Milk

First Hug

It's my birthday, give me a hug!

Breasts don't come with instructions!

Discharge instructions

Nature's secret

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.


The Affordable Care Act insurance requirements

The Affordable Care Act mandates that new private insurance plans cover “breastfeeding supplies” and “breastfeeding counseling” with no copayments. See MBC’s  guidelines on breast pumps and breastfeeding support.
Breast Pump Guidelines  →
Landscape of Breastfeeding Support

Mass. Baby-Friendly Collaborative

The next all-state meetings are Nov 7, 2013 and Jan. 9, 2014 (details) and our focus is now on supplementation.  Come to our next meetings and check out our resource page. Get 1.5 hours free online CEU/CME on breastfeeding from our program sponsored by MA Dept of Public Health.

Workplace Support by Federal law

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) provides new rights for nursing mothers on the job. Continue reading

Breastfeeding support and help– what it all means

There are many different types of breastfeeding support, with an “alphabet soup” of different credentials. Our table shows all these different support available to help moms and babies, and what the different qualifications mean.
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Massachusetts General Hospital now Baby-Friendly!

Massachusetts General Hospital became the state’s eighth and largest Baby-Friendly Hospital on November 25. With about 3,700 births per year, this puts the percentage of infants born in Baby-Friendly facilities in Massachusetts up to 12.8%

Holyoke Medical Center is now Baby-Friendly: Part of a turning tide

Holyoke Medical Center has earned the prestigious international Baby-Friendly Hospital designation this month, becoming Massachusetts’ seventh Baby-Friendly facility.

“Breastfeed Anytime Anywhere” campaign takes off!

(Atlanta, GA and Weston, MA) —ROSE and the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition have launched an exciting social marketing campaign aimed at normalizing breastfeeding in public among African American women. Continue reading

ZipMilk improves and expands

WESTON, MA– ZipMilk, an important resource for breastfeeding mothers and health professionals alike, has now been updated  to be more user-friendly and has expanded its listings of breastfeeding service providers. These refinements come at a time when the need for the online breastfeeding resource directory may be at an all time high as breastfeeding rates