​​​​Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition

The Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition is an essential health partnership to help achieve the 2030 Kane County health vision: 
“To have the healthiest residents in Illinois!”​


The Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition is formed by participants from diverse aspects of the community, including the local hospitals, community health centers, WIC Programs, the Kane County Health Department, private lactation consultants, community groups that promote breastfeeding, and others.​

Our current members (with links to their websites):


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition participated in The Big Latch On in August 2018. Besides recognizing breastfeeding as a healthy infant feeding choice, “The Big Latch On 2018” brought parents together to share perspectives and receive support. 
  • A survey of third-trimester pregnant mothers is available from the Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition. Read it HERE. This survey was designed to better understand parents' needs and expectations for breastfeeding support as we proceed with breastfeeding initiatives.
  • Currently 67.29% of infants born in Kane County hospitals intiate breastfeeding. The Healthy People 2020 goal is 81.9%.
  • Kane County’s first Human Milk Depot is open at Advocate Sherman Hospital –ready for mothers who register to donate breast milk for preterm infants. To learn more, visit: Advocate Children's Hospital
  • A FREE DVD is available featuring renowned speaker, breastfeeding expert, author, professor and practicing pediatrician, Dr. Jennifer Thomas, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM who addressed Kane County health care professionals at Breastfeeding Conference.
  • Call 630-264-7653 to receive your copy!


Kane County's Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Recognition

​We are proud to recognize businesses within Kane County that help make it easier for working mothers to continue their healthy infant feeding choice. On behalf of the Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition, thank you!

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  • An electric pump and accessory pump kit (or subsidize purchase of pump and/or kit).
  • Written educational materials for all employees on the benefits of breastfeeding, and why and how to be supportive to breastfeeding co-workers.
  • Workplace support groups for working, breastfeeding parents.
  • Lactation consultant services for education, counseling and support before and after the baby's birth and when the mother returns to work.

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  • A sink for washing hands.
  • A small refrigerator to store milk.
  • A comfortable chair.
  • A written policy supporting breastfeeding employees.

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  • Allow for flexible pumping or breastfeeding breaks.
  • Provide a clean, private, non-bathroom space for employee to express her milk.

To see a list of breastfeeding-friendly workplaces, please click here​.

Do you know a breastfeeding friendly employer in Kane County not mentioned below?

Examples of lactation rooms:

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Meeting

Community members are welcome to join our coalition meetings.

For information about Breastfeeding Coalition meetings, contact us at 630-264-7653


Resources

Materials
Mom's Breastmilk Place Poster
English Spanish (11x17)

Bookmark:
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Additional Links:
Easy Steps to support Breastfeeding Employees in Workplace

Federal Law: Break Times for Nursing Mothers


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More Resources for creating a breastfeeding friendly workplace:
Breastfeeding is a smart business brochure
Employer Case Studies