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The Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon is a statewide organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and protecting breastfeeding.  This website offers information tailored for many different audiences. We hope you’ll find what you need.

BCO Adds five new board members

March 5, 2014- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BCOBoardMarch2014PRTo read more about our full board, please click here: Spring2014BCOBoard

Download the PDF- BCOMilkSharingDonorMilkPROct29

October 1, 2013-

Download the NEWLY RELEASED: Recommendations for Health Plan Benefits for Lactation Services and Supplies: Optimal Support is Evidence-Based and Cost Effective 

Support for Working Moms Act of 2013

Senator Merkley, Senator Warren, Senator Harkin and Congresswoman Maloney and Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon introduce the Support for Working Moms Act of 2013 at the Portland Police Bureau.  Read the press release, BCO Press Release WorkingMomsAct2013MRFV

Parents often hear from health practitioners, the media or family and friends that it is fine to introduce solids to their infant at 4 months of age or even earlier.  There is a lot of confusing information out there.  However, the most trusted experts on infant health agree that it’s best to wait until 6 months to introduce solids into an infant’s diet.  Read more here: BCO’s Recommendation Regarding the Introduction of Solids to Breastfeeding Infants

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care videos

The Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon and the Indiana Perinatal Network collaborated to launch two breastfeeding-friendly child care videos in October, 2012. The first is for child care providers, and the second is for parents.

Breastmilk-friendly child care centers can order this window decal from the Indiana Perinatal Network, at the link above.  You can also order breast milk handling friidge magnets and find sample milk handling policies available for download.