Annapolis OB-GYN, Aunties Place, Baltimore Healthy Start, Breastfeeding Center of Maryland, Cafe Hon, CCI WIC, Charles County Department of Health WIC, Chesapeake Pediatrics, Children First Pediatrics, Choptank Transport Inc., Community Mediation of St. Mary's County, Crazy for Ewe Yarns, Ev and Maddy’s Cafe, Evolution Oral Surgery, Heartlove Photography, Highland Town Healthy Living Center, Hyper Kidz, International Rescue Committee, Julie Clark IBCLC, JHU WIC, Kent County Department of Social Services, Kent County Health Department, Kent County Public Library, Kent Family Center, Kiln Born, Lactation Education Resources, Little Creek, Marigold, Metropolitan Breastfeeding, Milky Monkey Photography, Ms. V's Busy Bees Daycare, Nation Wide, Neb Doctors of Maryland, Olive Garden, Ourisman of Rockville, Pathways 4 Mental Health, Queen Anne's County Department of Health (Upper Shore WIC), Rooftop Hot Local & Organic Market, Silver Queen Cafe, Simmons Contracting, Simply Laura Photography, SSPC Children's Center, Toy Kingdom, Ultimate Image Day Spa, University of Maryland Faculty Physician's Inc. Women’s Health, Upper Shore WIC, Watchful Eye Daycare
  • 02.22.2022

    The D.C. and Maryland Breastfeeding Coalitions are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of their Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace and Childcare Awards! Awardees were recognized at a virtual ceremony on February 16th. The awards program had taken a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year a Childcare Provider Award was launched in appreciation of the critical role daycare providers play in supporting breastfeeding. See press release and list of awardees here.

  • 01.10.2022

    In order to cultivate a community of diverse professional lactation supporters, the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition has funds for scholarships for people who identify as members of historical underrepresented groups in the field of lactation in our state. In the first two years of this program, MBC has supported 6 people from historically underrepresented groups through the final requirement of IBCLC training, exam application, and fee payment. We are accepting applications for the third year of this successful program. The scholarship covers tuition for a 95-hour Lactation Consultant Training Program through Lactation Education Resources, plus payment of IBCLC exam fee and mentoring by an IBCLC-member of MBC. Please click HERE to read more about the scholarship, including eligibility and application.

    Meet one of our previous award recipients and read her story about being an MBC Scholarship Award recipient by clicking HERE.

    Our goal to raise $2300, which covers the annual costs of two persons, has been met for this year and we welcome donations for expansion and continuation of the program. Please click HERE to donate to the scholarship fund. If you are a lactation consultant, and wish to donate in the name of someone who mentored you through your own training, please include their name and we will recognize them on as a “Mentor Champion” on our website.

  • 08.19.2020

    We know you may have questions about the safety of your family and the safety of breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sharing a list of website resources compiled by The United States Breastfeeding Committee and advocates around Maryland for you as a breastfeeding parent and for you as healthcare and public health providers. Please click here to visit these websites regularly as this is an evolving situation and information may change.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their guidelines on care of newborns born to SARS-CoV-2 positive or PUI mothers and birthing parents on July 22, 2020 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance on August 3, 2020. The updated guidelines reflect the current best evidence and advise mothers to wear a mask and wash their hands while caring for their newborns, including rooming-in and breastfeeding. The full updated guidelines for AAP can be found here and for CDC here.

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Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition has been tracking the following pieces of legislation that have an impact on breastfeeding outcomes for Maryland families. Click here for an update.