Breastfeeding Coalition of Polk County

Coalition Contact:
Rose Logan
rlogan@broadlawns.org

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.

 Breastfeeding Resource Guide for Polk County

 

Current and Recent Projects

  • Recent projects:

o   Sponsored a 4-hr Breastfeeding Education for Iowa Communities training in 2012 with 60 attendees, 2014 with 42 attendees and 2018.

o   Sponsored a 5-day Certified Lactation Specialist course in April 2018 with 32 attendees.

o   Sponsored two 5-day CLC trainings by the Center for Breastfeeding in 2012

o   Update community breastfeeding resource guide

o   Host 2 viewings of Milky Way the movie

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

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