North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition

The North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition is comprised of statewide partners working on breastfeeding promotion and support efforts across the state. Members represent organizations such as health-care systems, WIC, local public health agencies, Head Start, insurance companies, Universities, members of local breastfeeding coalitions and mothers across the state. Participation is open to anyone who is interested in participating.

Position Statement

All North Dakota mothers deserve the opportunity to breastfeed their infants, and all infants deserve the opportunity to be breastfed. Ensuring access to comprehensive, interdisciplinary, culturally appropriate lactation and breastfeeding care and services from preconception through weaning will empower women to breastfeed their infants exclusively for at least six months and to continue through the child’s first year of life and beyond while introducing appropriate weaning foods.


Building a healthy North Dakota through leadership and working collaboratively with communities to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.


We envision breastfeeding as the norm for feeding infants and young children throughout North Dakota.


The North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition's goal is an 82 percent initiation rate, a 61 percent continuation rate at 6 months, and a 34 percent rate at 1 year by the year 2020.

Strategic Plan


Membership is open to anyone interested in advancing the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition. Members will receive the following benefits:

If interested in becoming a member, please fill out a membership form

View this document to become connected to a local breastfeeding coalition in your area. Local Breastfeeding Coalitions.