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Kandiyohi County Breastfeeding Coalition

Visit us on our Facebook page:  Kandiyohi County Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding benefits you and your baby in many ways
physically as well as emotionally. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for the first year of a baby’s life.

Breastfeeding Coalition HomeThe Kandiyohi County Breastfeeding Coalition’s mission is to promote, support and protect breastfeeding through education, outreach, and collaboration within our culturally diverse community.

The Coalition’s goals are to:

•Empower families to make informed infant feeding decisions with accurate, evidence-based information.

 •Promote the many benefits of breastfeeding to our communities to ensure that breastfeeding is recognized as the normal and preferred method of feeding infants and young children.

 •Link healthcare professionals, organizations, breastfeeding families and the community with up-to-date referral and educational materials.

Community Support for Breastfeeding Parents:

•Kandiyohi County Breastfeeding Coalition: 320-231-7800 ext 2551 Marilyn Kemppainen, RN, Certified Lactation Consultant, Kandiyohi County Public Health

•Lactation Consultant: 320-231-4807 Jan Maxfield, RN, IBCLC, Rice Hospital

•WIC: Women, Infant, and Children Nutrition Program: 320-231-7066

Recommended Books:

•The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League

•Breastfeeding…a Heartstart by Illene S. Rice.

•The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

•The Breastfeeding Answer Book by La Leche League International

•Breastfeeding by Johnson’s

•What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Eisenberg, Murkoff, and Hathoway

Recommended Websites:

•La Leche League International

•ProMOM, Inc.

•Breastfeeding Basics

•American Academe of Pediatrics