Since we began as the Breastfeeding Center over 25 years ago, we’ve positively impacted hundreds of thousands of families globally. With a focus on breastfeeding and maternal child health, we’ve always centered on the underserved, particularly on American Indian/Alaska Native communities; African Americans in the US South, and international refugees in Eastern Europe. We’re committed to hiring and partnering with a diverse workforce, with our current team based in 7 US states and 12 nations, speaking 17 languages.
We’re dedicated to large scale, strategic change, and with our background in science and the evidence base, we perform ongoing research and constantly evaluate our programs. We’re experts in implementation of the WHO’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Our work has reduced racial inequalities in breastfeeding across the southern US, and dramatically impacted hospital practices for birthing women in many US states. We partner with organizations such as Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, which seek to reduce racial inequities; the USDA’s WIC program, and international organizations like Choose Love and the Emergency Nutrition Network. We also hire, learn from, and train peer counselors to work closely with their communities.
Our goal is to continue to make a positive impact on the health of mothers, babies, and families around the world.