Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition

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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

We meet odd-numbered months. Come to our next meetings or call in, and check out our resource page. Get 3.0 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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Milestone: Brigham & Women’s is Baby-Friendly!

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts’ largest maternity facility with over 6400 births per year, is now a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital.

St Luke’s is Baby-Friendly, putting Baby-Friendly births over 21%

St Luke’s Hospital and Medical Center in New Bedford is now a designated Baby Friendly hospital. With nearly 1500 births per year, Massachusetts now has 21.2% of its births in Baby-Friendly facilities and 15 Baby-Friendly facilities.

Anna Jaques is 14th Baby Friendly Hospital!

As if the Red Sox starting another World Series today at Fenway were not enough, Anna Jaques became our state’s 14th Baby Friendly Hospital. Now 19.1% of Massachusetts births occur at Baby-Friendly facilities, up from 15.9% in 2017.

BID Plymouth is 13th Baby-Friendly Facility

Today Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth was designated as a Baby-Friendly facility, marking the 13th such facility in the Commonwealth out of 46. Now, approximately 18.1% of births in Massachusetts occur in Baby-Friendly facilities.