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Peterborough Breastfeeding Coalition

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Peterborough Breastfeeding Coalition

BF Coalition final logoThe Peterborough Breastfeeding Coalition is working to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in Peterborough and the surrounding area.

Some of our goals include:

  • advocating for public messages that illustrate breastfeeding as normal and every day;
  • providing consistent education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their families;
  • identifying gaps in services and promoting access (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to a continuum of breastfeeding supports and services;
  • promoting and supporting breastfeeding education opportunities for local care providers; and
  • promoting the Baby Friendly Initiative.

The coalition is comprised of breastfeeding mothers, nurses, lactation consultants, managers, La Leche League leaders, midwives, and business people representing a number of local agencies.

If you would like to learn more about the coalition or to become involved contact Dawn Hanes, Public Health Nurse at

Last modified on Apr 07, 2015