Breastfeeding: The First Choice for the First State
General meetings are currently on hold.
We plan on resuming our regular meetings in January of 2024
*All meeting at this time will be held via Zoom until further notice.*
The Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware has received funding from Healthy Women Healthy Baby to pilot a program called The Delaware Breastfeeding Village. To learn more, click here.
The Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act (H.R. 3110/S. 1658) was advanced by the Senate HELP Committee with unanimous, bipartisan support on May 25, 2021, but has not yet been considered by the full Senate, even though it was passed in the House with a strong bipartisan vote last October.
Please consider calling, tweeting, and emailing your Senator to urge them to support the PUMP Act.
See the Pump Act Partner Toolkit for more information.
COVID-19 Breastfeeding Updates
Although at this time it is noted that the novel coronavirus is a low risk for infants and children we do know that breast milk is an important way we can protect babies. We encourage mothers at this time to practice good hand hygiene and sanitation practices and to practice social distancing. For more information on the CDC's recommendations please see the link below.
Breastfeeding and Caring for Newborns if You Have COVID-19 | CDC
For information regarding the COVID vaccine in breastfeeding families please see the following links.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Statement