Founded in 1990, the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition, COBFC is a volunteer organization comprised of physicians, nurses, public health officials, dietitians, lactation consultants, counselors, and members of the business community who have led the way for Colorado children to be breastfeeding at the highest rates in the nation. The coalition works closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to reach communities which have historically had low breastfeeding rates.
Colorado is a state where breastfeeding is the norm.
To educate, advocate and collaborate to reduce barriers and support all families to achieve their breastfeeding goals
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Goal is to strengthen the organizational infrastructure of the coalition so that the organization is better poised to achieve its mission through the receipt of funding, effectiveness of the board, improved communication, and sustainability of projects.
Goal is to lead and collaborate with partners to advocate for breastfeeding support in Colorado on behalf of all breastfeeding families and pass appropriate legislation.
Goal is to engage regularly with the community and provide breastfeeding support, education and awareness through community events, informative handouts and toolkits, and community resources.
Be involved in community and provide breastfeeding support, education and awareness through community events (Breastival, Networking Brunch, Conference, etc.), informative handouts and toolkits, and community resources.
Help lead and collaborate with partners to advocate for breastfeeding support in Colorado on behalf of all breastfeeding families and pass appropriate legislation, as determined necessary.
Influence and be a part of workplace lactation accommodation and breastfeeding-friendly child care public health initiatives around the state, create informative handouts, advocate and help shape the future of COBFC projects.
Assist in the education of healthcare providers, work to promote Baby-Friendly hospitals and ban formula bags, connect community resources, and gather information on important research going on around the state.