Congratulations to the businesses who have taken the Breastfeeding Welcome Here pledge:
Aunties Place, Cafe Hon, CCI WIC, Charles County Department of Health WIC, Choptank Transport Inc., Ev and Maddy’s Cafe, Heartlove Photography, Highland Town Healthy Living Center, International Rescue Committee, Julie Clark IBLCE, Ms. V's Busy Bees Daycare, Metropolitan Breastfeeding, Olive Garden, Ourisman of Rockville, Pathways 4 Mental Health, Rooftop Hot Local & Organic Market, Silver Queen Cafe, Simmons Contracting, Simply Laura Photography, Toy Kingdom, Watchful Eye Daycare


Nominations open for 7th Annual Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Awards and 3rd Annual Healthcare Provider Awards
The Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC) once again wishes to recognize work sites within Maryland, who are committed to promoting and protecting their female employees’ rights to provide human milk to their infants as long as they may choose. Sixty-five businesses have been honored with this award since 2010. The MBC will also be recognizing Healthcare Provider offices (OB, Pediatric and Family Practice) that promote and support breastfeeding through the combination of a conducive office environment and education of healthcare professionals, office staff and families. Deadline is September 30th. It only takes a few minutes to complete! Please see and share our press release and nomination forms for the Workplace Awards and Healthcare Provider Offices Awards.
World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7, 2016) began twenty years ago by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations, including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s theme, Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development is a call to action to support breastfeeding for nutrition, food security, and poverty reduction. For more information, click here.