About the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon:

BCO Purpose & Mission

BCO was convened in 2005 by Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and what was then known as the Community Health Partnership which became the Oregon Public Health Institute.  The Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon (BCO) became a 501C-3 organization in January of 2015 and is the statewide entity that serves to build and link families, geographic and culturally specific coalitions and community partners to support, promote and protect breastfeeding in Oregon. We aim to make breastfeeding the cultural norm in Oregon.

A copy of the BCO Bylaws can be found here: BCOBylaws.

On a local and statewide level, the BCO aims to effect all the spheres of influence that surround a breastfeeding family, so together we experience a culture which supports, promotes and protects breastfeeding as biologically normative.  BCO works hand in hand with the United States Breastfeeding Coalition to improve support, promotion and protection for breastfeeding as outline in the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.

About this website

This website is organized in terms of the audience seeking information and subject matter.  Organizing the information this way reflects what public health professionals refer to as the Social Ecological Framework, which recognizes that individuals make health decisions in the context of many layers of influential relationships and information.

On a local and statewide level, the BCO aims to effect all the spheres of influence that surround a breastfeeding family, so together we experience a culture which supports, promotes and protects breastfeeding as biologically normative.