BCO exists to eliminate barriers to breastfeeding so babies and their families thrive.
At the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon we understand babies who receive exclusive access to mothers milk for the first six months of life and continue to breastfeed as long as mutually desired, have better health, educational and emotional outcomes. Our focus is building capacity to increase access to human milk for human babies through strategies that address health equity — healthy families are a cornerstone of strong communities — we seek to support the people, programs, and policies that help achieve breastfeeding as the best first food.
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.
- How to Support Breastfeeding Mothers & Families: A Simple Guide for Child Care Providers
- Seeking Support for Breastfeeding at Work and Child Care
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.