About Us

Photo and Model Release Form

Please fill out the Model Release Agreement and return it when submitting photos or images to be used in Breastfeeding USA publications, print and online media or materials. Email the signed agreement to Photos@BreastfeedingUSA.org, or send to the address listed on the agreement. Thank you!

Breastfeeding USA Celebrates Giving Tuesday

Breastfeeding USA Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending with a Purpose

Breastfeeding USA in the News

In addition to providing support to breastfeeding mothers, Breastfeeding USA Counselors may also provide evidence-based information to the public and respond to media requests. The following are some presentations by Breastfeeding Counselors and mentions of Breastfeeding USA in the media.

History

In a little more than 3 years, Breastfeeding USA went from an idea to an incorporated entity which – thanks to the work and financial support of breastfeeding advocates across the country – has trained Breastfeeding Counselors to deliver our mission. Below are some key events in the history of the organization.

Whistleblower Policy

The board of directors approves the inclusion of the following statements as an addendum in the Policies and Procedures Manual, and directs that it is given to and acknowledged by all employees and volunteers. It is the intent of Breastfeeding USA to adhere to all laws and regulations that apply to this organization, and the underlying purpose of this policy is to support the organization’s goal of legal compliance.

Breastfeeding Counselors

Breastfeeding Counselors are experienced breastfeeding mothers accredited following completion of a comprehensive breastfeeding education program. They provide information and support to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, in both one-on-one and group situations. Lactation experts with specialized resources are available to assist with unusual breastfeeding situations. The first Breastfeeding Counselors were accredited in May 2011; training of new Breastfeeding Counselors is now ongoing.

Read more about ways to get involved.

Statement on Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding USA strives to present evidence-based information to mothers so that they can make truly informed decisions related to birth, babyhood, and beyond.

Code of Ethics

1. PREFACE

1.1 Purpose.

The Code of Ethics provides standards to guide the actions and decisions of participants in Breastfeeding USA including, but not limited to, volunteers, voting members, Breastfeeding Counselors, Professional Advisers, committee members, and members of the Board of Directors.

Programs

Breastfeeding Counselors

Volunteer Breastfeeding Counselors are experienced breastfeeding mothers who have been accredited by Breastfeeding USA following completion of a comprehensive breastfeeding education program. They provide information and support to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, in both one-on-one and group situations.