Breastfeeding USA supports an ongoing commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion in our support of individuals, families, and communities and within our organization. We are committed to serving all families and will not tolerate discrimination based on race, ethnicity, social class, age, size, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, family type, religion, national origin, military status, or culture.
We're excited to announce the addition of another free service, a Warmline for parents needing support and information on infant feeding and related subjects. Call us at (612) 293-6622..A pre-recorded voice message in English and Spanish will receive your call. Leave us a message with your name, phone number and tell us why you're calling. A Breastfeeding USA Counselor (BC) will return your call within 24 hours. BCs are experienced breastfeeding parents accredited following completion of a comprehensive breastfeeding education program.
Our hearts are with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities after the recent attacks in Atlanta. We stand with you against white supremacy and to stop Asian hate.
There has been a pattern of targeted harassment of AAPI individuals and vandalism of AAPI-owned businesses, particularly since the beginning of the pandemic. The attacks in Atlanta and around the country have highlighted the ongoing issues of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and anti-sex worker prejudice which have existed for many years in this country and must not be tolerated.
Danielle Rigg, December 15,1967 - February 28, 2021
Breastfeeding USA would like to acknowledge the passing of Danielle Berke Rigg, co-founder of the now-closed Best for Babes Foundation, and a fierce advocate for mothers and babies, on February 28.
Breastfeeding USA volunteers share their breastfeeding and volunteer stories. They give their time and talents so that families around the US can have the support they need to meet their personal feeding goals.
Returning to work following the birth of a child can be an emotional transition, which is particularly hard on a person who is also navigating breastfeeding and expressing milk while separated from the baby. Laws are in place to support breastfeeding persons in the workplace, and knowing your rights is an important step in discussing pumping breaks with employers or supervisors.
Did you know that babies breastfeed for a wide variety of reasons—with hunger being just one of them?
Do any of the following statements sound familiar?
“You need to rest, so you should supplement with formula.”
"Your baby has jaundice, so you should supplement with formula.”
“Your milk hasn’t come in yet, so you need to feed formula.”