A Community Organization To
Promote and Support Breastfeeding
The Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition
began in 1996 with this mission:
"To educate and empower women to breastfeed; to encourage breastfeeding-friendly attitudes, policies, and images in the community; to promote unity among breastfeeding professionals and advocates; and to increase public awareness of the value of breastfeeding."
The Child Parenting Institute (CPI) provides nonprofit status to the Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition via an agreement affirmed in April 2007.
To review our Coalition's guidelines for operation and membership, please click here (pdf).
Working towards our mission, the Coalition has:
Created information packets that are given to breastfeeding mothers when discharged from the hospital;
Provided education to health care professionals;
Sponsored the annual "Positive Images of Breastfeeding" photo contest
Supported activities celebrating World Breastfeeding Week
Sponsored annual breastfeeding conference
Hosted a human milk bank drive