Projects & Partners

Our service model aims to improve the systems that impact breastfeeding success. Our projects are mission-driven, focused on creating lasting infrastructure for breastfeeding advocacy, education, and coalition building.

Workplace

This worksite lactation support initiative in partnership with the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) – is a project intended to increase the number of Michigan businesses/worksites able to assess their compliance with the federal breastfeeding accommodation law, “Break Time for Nursing Mothers.” The project is in its third year, and includes social marketing, workplace awards, coalition engagement, and much more!

To learn more, email info@mibreastfeeding.org.

WIC Statewide

This maternity care practice improvement initiative funded in partnership with the Michigan WIC Division seeks to strengthen the relationship between local WIC agencies and hospitals to improve breastfeeding rates. To expand upon their ongoing work, Michigan WIC engaged the Michigan Breastfeeding Network and Coffective to align current efforts in Michigan to improve maternity care practices, enhance care coordination, and implement consistent breastfeeding educational training and tools.

To learn more, email info@mibreastfeeding.org.

Quarterly Network Meetings, Outreach and Engagement Strategy

This in person and web-based coalition building initiative in partnership with the Michigan WIC Division provides resources and opportunities throughout the year to expand and engage breastfeeding stakeholder networks by cultivating relationships among local leaders, sharing best practices, and providing technical assistance. The aim of the Quarterly Network Meetings is to bring breastfeeding stakeholders together, in person, 4X per year in various regions of the state to create opportunities to learn, share, and connect with one another. The aim of the Social Marketing Strategy is to distribute evidence-based information and share best practices among a wide range of stakeholders via social marketing and social media tools.

To learn more, email info@mibreastfeeding.org.

MIBFN 310 Connect Flint

This Collective Impact initiative in partnership with the Greater Flint Community Foundation aims to continue improving health and neurodevelopment outcomes in the Flint area, through increased breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates, using an approach that engages hospital birthing centers and community partners with consistent messaging and shared measurement.

To learn more, email info@breastfeeding.org.

MIBFN 310 Connect Calhoun County

This Collective Impact, “places and spaces” initiative in partnership with the WK Kellogg Foundation, aims to improve the key systems that impact breastfeeding success, including the decision to initiate breastfeeding, hospital preparedness, workplace and childcare support, and community normalization. We are working closely with the Breastfeeding coalition of Calhoun County, Coffective, and various community partners to increase breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and duration rates as well as changes in related health outcomes such as infant mortality and SIDS rates. This project continues to strengthen Battle Creek as a premier Michigan community for families to birth, live, work and play by expanding the coordination, breadth, and reach of breastfeeding-friendly places and spaces.

To learn more, email info@breastfeeding.org.

Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar Series

This monthly webinar series in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ WIC Division and Division of Maternal and Child Health, covers a clinical or community topic each month and are presented by breastfeeding experts. The webinar event offers CERPs each month and continuing education for nurses on months with a clinical topic. A certificate of attendance is provided each month for dietitians and social workers. Webinars are free of charge and offered the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00pm EST.

To learn more, email info@mibreastfeeding.org.

Key Partners

Special thanks to these key partners for their financial and in-kind support of our mission-driven projects. Click the links below to learn more about each organization.

WHO Code

In alignment with the United States Breastfeeding Committee, MIBFN does not accept donations or other resources from entities in violation of The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and/or subsequent World Health Assembly resolutions. 

Contact Us

(734) 365-6559

info@mibreastfeeding.org

503 Mall Court #296

Lansing, MI 48912

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Photography

Many of the beautiful images on our website are provided by the following: Oakland and Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalitions, Katherine Jarvi Photography, and Allie and Co. Photography. Thanks to our partners for their wonderful photos! To submit your images for our website, please contact info@breastfeeding.org.