Breastfeeding Coalition of Polk County
Meeting Date, Time, and Location
We meet the second Wednesday of even months at 3:30 pm at the River Plaza WIC Office, 2300 Euclid Ave, Suite D in Des Moines.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to improve the public health of our communities by making breastfeeding the norm through education, advocacy and collaboration with the Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition.
Current and Recent Projects
- Recent projects:
o Conducted a state-wide survey on bf training needs
o Created bus ad “Affordable Health Care Begins With Breastfeeding” which ran for 3+ weeks including during Iowa State Fair
o Sponsored a 4-hr Breastfeeding Education for Iowa Communities training in 2012 with 60 attendees and 2014 with 42 attendees
o Sponsored two 5-day CLC trainings by the Center for Breastfeeding in 2012
o Updating community bf resource list for bf moms:
o Host 2 viewings of Milky Way the movie
• Current projects:
o Host Breastfeeding Education for Iowa Communities in October 2018
o Sponsor a 5-day Certified Lactation Specialist course in 2018