Our mission is to promote, protect and support breastfeeding through education, outreach and advocacy in our community. .
The Breastfeeding Coalition of Palm Beach County was founded in 1992 in order to celebrate locally the "First Annual World Breastfeeding Week" sponsored by the World Alliance For Breastfeeding Action. The Coalition includesindividuals representing maternal/child health agencies, hospitals, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, non-profit organizations, businesses, health care professionals, and breastfeeding mothers. The Coalition has been active ever since and it has successfully completed many projects in our continuing effort to raise public awareness of the many benefits of breastfeeding.
|Chair: Karen Settembre (Interim Acting Chair)
||Chair Elect: Dr. Nancy Jones
|Secretary: Lou Ellen Boyes
||Treasurer: Kathy Wegner
The Breastfeeding Coalition of Palm Beach County consists of a dynamic mix of volunteers and professionals who meet monthly to support and encourage breastfeeding in our community. Our monthly meetings are an opportunity to be informed on the latest research and evidence based practices, share expertise and challenges in following national guidelines, and build advocacy for breastfeeding families.
- To increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding by identifying and solving
problems through effective community networking.
- To improve community awareness and positive attitudes about breastfeeding by
providing access to varied resources and factual information via the media.
- To improve area health professionals' breastfeeding promotion, assessment and
management skills by identifying needs and providing access to professional education.
- To improve the national, state and county level of breastfeeding support by recognizing
and coordinating approved activities supporting: