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Mail:
P.O. Box 29214
Washington, DC 20017

Phone:202-470-2732

Email: info@dcbfc.org

DISCLAIMER

The information presented here is not intended to diagnose health problems, breastfeeding problems, or to take the place of professional medical care. If you have persistent breastfeeding problems, or if you have further questions, please consult your health care provider. The DC Breastfeeding Coalition does not share partnership with, or have any vested interest in, any of the businesses that may appear on this site, or sites that may be assessable by links herein contained.

Our Mission





The DC Breastfeeding Coalition was established to increase the breastfeeding rates of all infants living in the District of Columbia. Working in partnership with maternal and child health professionals, community health organizations, and mother-to-mother support groups, the DC Breastfeeding Coalition seeks to promote, protect and support culturally-sensitive programs and activities that build awareness and understanding of the preventive health benefits of breastfeeding. Through its breastfeeding research, advocacy and educational activities, the Coalition seeks to reduce health disparities -- particularly among the most vulnerable infants and children living in our communities.

Coalition Objectives

  • To increase the number of mothers who breastfeed in the early postpartum period, and promote continued breastfeeding for at least 1 year or beyond
  • To promote achieving the Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding goals
  • To increase the number of physicians and other primary health care providers in Washington, D.C. who include breastfeeding counseling and referral as part of routine care
  • To provide accurate and consistent breastfeeding information to families, health professionals, and the community
  • To encourage breastfeeding-friendly policies and procedures in all area hospitals and birthing centers

Hot Off The Press

News:(perspectivesinlactation.com)
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Press Release: DCBFC Selects Maternity Facilities for its Creating a Baby-Friendly District of Columbia Initiative

News: DCBFC seeks to expand the number of baby-friendly hospitals operating in DC

News: (womenshealth.gov)

Guide: DC Breastfeeding Resource Guide now available online in Spanish

#BlkBFing Making HERstory! A Black History Month blog carnival on breastfeeding and African American mothers http://bit.ly/BLKbfing

News: DCBFC News Room