The New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition is a collaboration of health professionals and community representatives whose mission is to identify and reduce medical, social and economic barriers to breastfeeding in New Jersey through education and outreach.
Please join the NJ Breastfeeding Coalition to help fulfill our mission.
To join or donate to the Coalition:
Find Breastfeeding Help in NJ:
Monday, April 7, 2014, at 10 am- 12:30 pm at:
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium2 King Arthur Court, Suite B (2nd fl. large conference room)
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Following the meeting, we will offer a workshop by Jill Wodnick, MA, LCCE, CLC, from 12:30-2:30 pm:ENHANCING THE FIRST RELATIONSHIP:
BIRTH & BREASTFEEDING AS PROTECTIVE FACTORS
IN INFANT MENTAL HEALTH
Please RSVP to email@example.com and indicate whether you can stay for the workshop or just the meeting. The parking is free, but the directions are a little tricky. Please be advised: DO NOT USE GPS, MAPQUEST, OR GOOGLE FOR DIRECTIONS TO THIS LOCATION, because they will take you to a locked gate that cannot be opened. Find the directions here: https://docs.google.com/ document/d/1c6FOESIn0pAn4ZmzMqlhu2ZCvgzbI-ndgekEBLb97nk/edit:
IN THE NEWS:
NJBFC Opposes Assembly Bills Concerning Human Milk Sharing and Milk Banks
Please see the letter sent to Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, sponsor of A3702 and A3703 on our News Page.
NJ Department of Health Releases Proposed Regulations on Infant Feeding for Public Comment
The proposed regulations would ensure that hospitals provide mothers the information and assistance they need to effectively breastfeed, to feed expressed milk or to formula feed their infants and would require that hospital staff have the necessary training and skills to help mothers succeed at their chosen method of feeding, according to Ellen Maughan, IBCLC, president of the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition. For more information, see http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/new_breastfeeding_guidelines_p.html
Two More NJ Hospitals Are Recognized as Baby Friendly
The NJ Breastfeeding Coalition wishes to congratulate CentraState Medical Center in Freehold and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for achieving the Baby Friendly designation.
Congratulations to the University Hospital of the University Medicine and Dentistry and Kennedy University Hospital!