Welcome to the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition

MISSION STATEMENT

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:


For information on federal protection for expressing breast milk at work:

Nursing Mothers Card

 

 

 

 

 

iGive.com

 

Legal and Privacy Policies of the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition

 

Next Meetings


Monday, October 20, 2014, at 10 am- 12:30 pm at:
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
2 King Arthur Court, Suite B (2nd fl. large conference room)
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Please RSVP to ebmaughan@gmail.com 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.


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!
These two hospitals have been selected with 88 others from across the US to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a national collaborative learning initiative designed  to increase the number of US hospitals implementing a proven model for maternity services that better supports a new mother’s choice to breastfeed. This initiative is being funded by National Institute for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) through a cooperative funding agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .  For more information about Best Fed Beginnings, see http://www.nichq.org/who_we_are/in_the_news.html?id=80