North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition

The North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition is comprised of statewide partners working on breastfeeding promotion and support efforts across the state. 


Membership dues are based on a calendar year, January 1 to December 31 and are open to anyone interested in advancing the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition. 

Click Here to complete the online membership form. For questions on membership, contact 

Members will receive the following benefits:

  • Voting rights

  • First hand information from the United States Breastfeeding Committee and North Dakota Department of Health           

  • Meeting agendas and minutes

  • Opportunites to network

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

North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition Board of Directors

NDBC is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are elected by the membership. Question? Contact

  • President: Becky Kuss
  • Past President: Jackee Haak
  • Vice President: Julie Hortvedt
  • Secretary: Kayla Kaizer
  • Treasurer: Ferlice Evenson 

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


Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding