The Virginia Breastfeeding Coalition is a 501C3 nonprofit and forum open to all to develop and implement effective breastfeeding promotion and support strategies.

Our Mission Is:

  • To improve infant and family health by making breastfeeding the cultural norm
  • To create a supportive public environment
  • To improve the rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration in Virginia to meet the National Healthy People 2020 Breastfeeding Objective of:

  -- 81.9% of women breastfeeding at hospital discharge

-- 60.6 % breastfeeding their infants at 6 months and

-- 34.1 % breastfeeding their infants at 1 year of age.

Our Goals for Virginia:

  • To increase public awareness of breastfeeding support networks
  • To advance the “breastfeeding friendly” model of health care delivery and offer professional education to health care providers
  • To increase positive breastfeeding messages in the media and commercial sector
  • To protect the rights and needs of breastfeeding families and to promote breastfeeding as a way to decrease health care costs

Join our quarterly meetings and find meeting dates here.

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Virginia Breastfeeding Coalition




Join the Virginia Breastfeeding Coalition and support our nonprofit mission to improve infant and family health by making breastfeeding the cultural norm!

supporting virginia's breastfeeding Goals 

for lifelong wellness



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