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.

Features

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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News

Cooley Dickinson Hospital is Baby Friendly!

 
Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton is Massachusetts’ 11th Baby-Friendly Facility. With the addition of Cooley Dickinson, 15.9% of Massachusetts births now occur in Baby-Friendly facilities. Congratulations, Cooley Dickinson! Cooley Dickinson is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, which became Baby-Friendly in 2015.

CDC breastfeeding data shows continued geographic disparities; CDC highlights MA

 
While the US made modest gains in breastfeeding overall, not all states benefited equally.  While Massachusetts ranked fourth in breastfeeding initiation and ranked highly in all other categories, Mississippi ranked dead last in every single breastfeeding metric,

August 2017 is Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!

Governor declares August 2017 Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!

Mass. now has 10 Baby-Friendly facilities!

Emerson Hospital and Martha’s Vineyard Hospitals were just designated Baby-Friendly, becoming the state’s ninth and tenth Baby-Friendly facilities. Emerson, with 1,129 births per year, and Martha’s Vineyard, with 144 births per year (according to most recent state data), bring the total of births in Baby-Friendly facilities from 13.1% to 14.8%.