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.
October 29, 2013-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 1, 2013-
BCO has a new Board. Please join us in welcoming the following folks to help move BCO’s BIG Rocks uphill:
Bobbie Bowman-Meza (Portland)
Rana Debey (Portland)
Katharine Gallagher (Eugene)
Shantae Johnson (Portland)
Tom Lien (Gresham)
Doria Thiele (Corvallis)
Nicole Walter (Sun River)
To read more about our board, please click here: BCO Board Bios
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 that 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.
- 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.