In July 2001, the Department of of Public Health convened representatives from local health departments, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC), American Academy of Pediatrics, hospitals, community health centers, La Leche League of Connecticut, lactation consultants, nurses, nutritionists, parent educators, consumers, and formed the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC) to promote and support breastfeeding as the norm for infant and child feeding in Connecticut. The CBC officially became an organization in 2003 and a 501c3 in 2010.
Surgeon General's Call to Action
- To assure access to comprehensive, current, and culturally appropriate lactation care and service for all women, children and families.
- To ensure that breastfeeding is recognized as the normal and preferred method of feeding infants and young children.
- To ensure that all Federal, State, and local laws relating to child welfare and family law recognize and support the importance and practice of breastfeeding.
- To increase protection, promotion, and support for breastfeeding mothers in the workforce.
Board of Directors & Officers
CBC welcomes a diverse board and membership. We encourage those who are interested in serving on the board to contact us for more information. As a member you have the opportunity to serve on a committee of your choosing. Join Today!
As a non-profit, volunteer, member organization CBC is governed by our by-laws. Please click here to read.