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The Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition, an alliance of individuals and organizations seeking to improve the overall health of families in Georgia by working collaboratively to protect, promote and support breastfeeding, is pleased to welcome Claire Eden, BA, IBCLC, RLC. Claire will serve as the Coalition Coordinator in a part-time capacity based at the Georgia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics office in Atlanta. Claire will work with GBC President Mary Nicholson Jackson to establish a coalition steering committee to strategize Coalition projects and goals and nominate a slate of officers to be elected at the June 6, 2012 general meeting. She will publish a quarterly GBC newsletter to update members and stakeholders on coalition activities, meetings, research and news. She will also help the existing local coalitions recruit members and strengthen their impact as well as help form new coalitions in communities across Georgia.
Claire has been supporting breastfeeding families since 1998 through La Leche League International and as a board certified lactation consultant since 2009. Born in the Midwest, Claire grew up in Gainesville, Florida and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications. Before becoming a lactation consultant, Claire worked in health administration. She has enjoyed putting down roots in Georgia over the last decade through volunteer work and community involvement. She serves on several public health work groups promoting breastfeeding support and education and as a trainer with the EPIC Breastfeeding Program. She is a member of the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), the United States Lactation Consultants Association (USLCA), and the Southeast Lactation Consultant Association (SELCA). She is also a Lactation Consultant in private practice and is a principal of Atlanta Breastfeeding Consultants, LLC. Claire enjoys many interests including reading, antiques, blogging and sewing. She and her husband Carlton are the parents of three school-aged daughters.
Please contact Claire Eden, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback or to submit information to be included on the website or in the GBC Quarterly Newsletter. You can read the current and past issues of the newsletter on the website to keep up to date with breastfeeding information and news from around the state, or better yet, subscribe to receive the newsletter in your email inbox. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
The Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition wants to recognize physicians and worksites in Georgia that are great breastfeeding supporters. If you know a physician that goes above and beyond in their work with breastfeeding mothers we want to know about it. If you are a working mother and your employer supports you while you continue to breastfeed and return to work please nominate them. If you would like to nominate a physician just click “here”, and if you would like to nominate a business click "here"; although only one physician and one business will be selected, all physicians and businesses will be recognized on our website. Please fax these forms to 404.249.9503, attention Arlene Toole.
The Georgia Physician Breastfeeding Advisory Committee (PBAC) is a collaborative effort among Family Physicians, OB/GYNs, Pediatricians, and lactation experts to promote breastfeeding in the state. We have developed a patient handout, which you are encouraged to copy and distribute, to assist our patients in initiating breastfeeding successfully and continuing to nurse for a significant time period. You can access the handout by visiting: http://www.gaaap.org/duringpregnancyhandout.pdf