Boston Breastfeeding Coalition
February Newsletter
The Boston Breastfeeding Coalition is committed to improving access to breastfeeding support for every parent in Boston, promoting connections between individuals and organizations that engage in breastfeeding advocacy, and supporting pathways for professional lactation counselors.
February Coalition Meeting
Join us for our February Coalition Meeting on Thursday, February 28th from 12:00 to 2:00 to share innovations in breastfeeding support and advocacy. We'll meet at 85 E. Concord St (Room 1130) and lunch will be served. Please RSVP by 2/26 .

If you are interested in sharing about a resource, project, or organization, please let us know.
Birth Sisters Meeting
The Coalition has been invited to share about our work and support groups at the next Birth Sisters meeting on February 14th, 11:00 to 1:00 at Boston Medical Center.

The Birth Sisters support families throughout the perinatal period by working with them to offer "sister-like", culturally-competent doula services. As many of you may know, the Coalition has been working to improve outreach to prenatal patients since education during the prenatal period can be imperative for ensuring a positive breastfeeding experience. The upcoming Birth Sisters meeting is a vitally important opportunity to reach the prenatal community.

If you are able to co-present at this meeting, please let us know . The presentation will be about 30 minutes. We will have one preparatory meeting next week prior to the presentation.
Love on Your Baby Week
Celebrate Valentine's Day by stopping by one of our support groups for Love On Your Baby Week!

All next week, 2/11-2/15, our support groups will be offering activities, refreshments, and a little extra love alongside the usual breastfeeding support. Look here for a schedule of support groups.

Stop by to share the love and please share this event with your networks.
Community Action Network (CAN)
Are you interested in learning about preconception health equity?
The Community Action Network (CAN) is working to reduce racial inequities in infant mortality and poor birth outcomes through both policy and community level change.

CAN is hosting a Preconception Health Meeting on February 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Boston Public Health Commission. There is a seat available for a Coalition member to attend, learn more about their work, and network with others in the maternal and child health field. If you are interested in attending, please email
Vital Village Network Connection Meeting
Join us next Monday, 2/11 at the Vital Village February Network Connection Meeting: School Start, Career Smar t. We are excited to co-host this meeting with Boston School Finder and ABCD Youth Services. The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 8:00 at the FGH Building (820 Harrison Ave). Please RSVP here.

A new feature of our monthly Network Connection Meetings are Network Meet-Ups , informal gatherings dedicated to relationship-building, networking, and connecting. The Network Meet-Up will take place before the Connection Meeting, from 5:30 to 6:00.