Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition

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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.

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Register for our 2018 Fall Conference

Register for the our Breastfeeding in the Bay State Conference, Sept 24, 2018, Mass. Medical Society Conference Center at Waltham Woods. 8:15am to 5pm. Keynote speaker: Clifton Kenon, Jr., DNP, RN, IBCLC, RLC. Read more.

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Welcome

Welcome to the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition Website!
Photo Credit: www.sweetdreams-photography.com

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Skin to skin buttons now available!

The buttons, the size of the stomach of a one-day-old baby, are hugely popular in Massachusetts hospitals. We are now offering them to anyone. Help parents realize their newborns require very little colostrum (or formula) in the first days of life, and what mom has is just enough. Order now.

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2013 Conference

Breastfeeding in the Bay Sate provider conference  was Sept 30 2013 and was sold out!    See the agenda.

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Give the Bag the Boot!

The banner we used at our 2006 State House demonstration, and again at our 2012 celebration banning the bags.

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May 23 Collaborative Meeting

Due to the impending strike at UMass Memorial, we have had to change the venue for the statewide collaborative meeting on May 23, 4:30-6:30.
The main meeting will be held at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. Directions at
http://steward.org/Good-Samaritan/Patient-and-Visitor-Information/Directions
Info about the name of the room and how to find it will follow

We will have a  

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Give the Bag the Boot!

Give the Bag the Boot!
The banner we used at our 2006 State House demonstration, and again at our 2012 celebration banning the bags.

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Romney and banning the bags– the back story

As the story of our 2006 fight with Mitt Romney unfolds, we provide this summary of the news coverage, as well as what didn’t make the press at that time. Complete with photos. Continue reading

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Massachusetts Celebrates Banning the Bags

Read about our bag-free celebration, links to media, and Mitt Romney’s role. Continue reading

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