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Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition (GBC)

 Improving and maintaining the health of Georgia’s families by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. 
             For more information, please visit the GBC website at www.GeorgiaBreastfeedingCoalition.org


GBC Mission:

Making breastfeeding the cultural and social norm throughout Georgia.


GBC Values: 

  • Breastfeeding is a valuable Georgia resource.
  • Breastfeeding is not only the normal way to feed infants and young children, but an essential component of public health.
  • Georgia families deserve a coordinated system of care that offers assistance from pre-conception to weaning.
  • The right of mothers to breastfeed should be protected. Mothers have the right to make an informed choice in how they feed their babies.
  • Healthcare providers and facilities are responsible for supporting breastfeeding as the normal method of infant and young child feeding.
  • Providing support for breastfeeding employees is good for business in Georgia.
  • Peer support is a critical component in breastfeeding success.


What GBC Does:


  • Provide a network of breastfeeding resources, via the ZipMilk Georgia Project 
  • Provide support for our local Georgia Breastfeeding Coalitions and Task Forces
  • Support the normalization of breastfeeding for Georgia Mothers, Babies, and Families via the Express Your SuperPower 5/10K.  This year’s run/walk is September 30, 2017.  Click here to register.  
  • We support the annual signing of the Governor's Breastfeeding Proclamation, local World Breastfeeding Week events, and the annual GBC Breastfeeding Awards
  • Maintain the GBC website to aid in sharing important information about supporting breastfeeding.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary fact finding groups on topics that pertain to breastfeeding and Georgia
  • Assist and provide support for lactation education programs in Georgia
  • We have many local coalitions.  Click here to find the closest coalition to you.


Breastfeeding Coalition