Our Mission, Vision, and Goals

MIBFN collaborates with organizations and individuals to bring about actionable, system-level changes that are centered on the diverse experiences of Michigan families with young children.


To lead the statewide collaborative actions for advocacy, education and coalition building to create a supportive breastfeeding culture.


All families will live and work in a breastfeeding-supportive culture.

Working Core Values

  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Listening
  • Learning
  • Planning
  • Transparency
  • Community-Building



  • Change systems, not families.
  • Serve alongside leaders and community advocates within systems, as a partner for breastfeeding-specific solutions.
  • Advance breastfeeding-supportive administrative and legislative policies.
  • Increase the visibility of policy makers who adopt breastfeeding-supportive policies.


  • Make breastfeeding education accessible and inclusive to encourage the broad base of community leaders who endeavor to become breastfeeding supporters.
  • Align with ongoing efforts that focus on issues of equity within breastfeeding education.
  • Promote culturally relevant breastfeeding research from diverse viewpoints.
  • Provide relevant and timely education on how to work toward eliminating the systemic and structural barriers that prevent breastfeeding success.
  • Connect breastfeeding education with access to equitable and sustainable employment for those who provide breastfeeding support.

Coalition Building

  • Cultivate and support breastfeeding coalitions in every Michigan community – including tribal, ethnic, geographic, and cultural communities.
  • Ensure that coalition members reflect and represent the communities they serve.
  • Support coalition work that cultivates breastfeeding-supportive systems.
Contact Us

(734) 365-6559


503 Mall Court #296

Lansing, MI 48912

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The beautiful image on our website is from Megan Hansen Photography. To submit your images for our website, please contact info@breastfeeding.org.