Breastmilk is the best food for babies with many benefits for moms and infants. The Breastfeeding Coalition promotes breastfeeding through education and advocacy. They host workshops for health care providers and community members, create tools and resources for women, fathers, and their families, and participate in community events to raise awareness of the benefits of human milk. The coalition also advocates for policies that support a woman’s right to breastfeed.

Resources

Parents & Caregivers: HUG Your Baby Michigan

Ready, Set, BABY! Website with information for families.

For Practitioners: Michigan Breastfeeding Network – Resources for advocacy, education, community building

Lactation Education Resources (English)

Lactation Education Resources (Spanish)

United States Breastfeeding Committee

 

For Fathers

Breastfeeding Basics for Dads

How Dads can Support their Breastfeeding Partner

For the Workplace

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for their nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk.

Employees are entitled to a place to pump at work, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public. FLSA Protections to Pump at Work

Business Care for Breastfeeding

For more information contact Barb at barb.hawkins-palmer@kentcountymi.gov.

Local Breastfeeding Support Groups

LaLeche League of Grand Rapids

Corewell Health

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors: Please call our Breastfeeding Peer Warm Line at 616-632-7019 to leave a message for a member of our Lactation Support Team to contact you.

U of M Health West

Baby Beloved, Inc.