Breastfeeding is a valuable Georgia resource. Breastfeeding is not only the normal way to feed infants and young children, but an essential component of public health. Georgia families deserve a coordinated system of care that offers assistance from pre-conception to weaning. The right of mothers to breastfeed should be protected. Mothers have the right to make an informed choice in how they feed their babies. Healthcare providers and facilities are responsible for supporting breastfeeding as the normal method of infant and young child feeding. Providing support for breastfeeding employees is good for business in Georgia. Peer support is a critical component in breastfeeding success.
Hello all, The Northwest Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition is beginning the sponsorship work for the 2017 World Breastfeeding Month ExpressYourSuperPower 5/10 K and is excited about all the opportunities for hospitals, medical practices, public health departments, other health organizations and family oriented businesses to join us on Saturday, September 30th for a fun, family day of Read more about Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2017 Express Your Super Power 5K/10K[…]
GBC would like to share this story from the Office of Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor. When a group of nursing mothers who work at the State Capitol approached Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, they shared a common concern. Many of them lacked access to private offices and were resorting to public restrooms to pump their breast milk. Read more about A Great Breastfeeding Support Story…[…]
Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition is proud to present the second annual Express Your Super Power 5K! Plan to join us this year on Saturday, October 1, 2016; we plan to repeat the success of last year’s 5K Run/Walk in the lovely, new Etowah River Park in Canton, GA. How would you like to see your hospital or place Read more about Register Now for Express Your Super Power 5K 2016[…]
Dr Patrick Pulliam, MD, IBCLC Awarded 2016 Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition Physician of the Year Award Every year the GBC honors businesses and physicians in Georgia who support breastfeeding. We have many outstanding physicians that not only promote breastfeeding in their office but also assist mothers after delivery with their breastfeeding concerns. We also have businesses Read more about Congratulations to Dr. Pulliam, Recipient of the GBC Physician Award 2016![…]
Congratulations to all our Baby Friendly Hospitals! Wellstar Cobb Hospital is the newest hospital in Georgia to achieve Baby Friendly Designation- good news for moms and babies. Other Baby Friendly designated hospitals include: DeKalb Women’s Medical Center (1st in Georgia to be Baby Friendly), Emory Midtown Hospital, Doctors Hospital/Augusta, Grady Hospital, and Piedmont Henry Hospital.
Governor Nathan Deal proclaimed August as Georgia Breastfeeding Month on August 4, 2016. This proclamation was celebrated at the capitol by breastfeeding advocates and families from around the state, organized by the Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition. See the 2016 Proclamation here. Happy Georgia Breastfeeding Month!
We are pleased to announce that the Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition has partnered with ZipMilk.org. The ZipMilk website provides listings for breastfeeding resources sorted by ZIP Code and was developed by the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. It is currently used by Massachusetts, North Carolina, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Wisconsin, with several other states in the pipeline. It Read more about ZipMilk is Here![…]