To promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in Oklahoma.
Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite
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A partnership of the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates, the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Initiative seeks to recognize work sites that support a woman’s right to breastfeed.

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COBA membership is open to anyone who wishes to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in Oklahoma. Becoming a member is easy and FREE.

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Coalition members may sign up with the United States Breastfeeding Committee for bimonthly CDC-sponsored webinars on breastfeeding advocacy topics of national importance and regional conference calls for learning and collaboration. Look for notices in your email, or write to

​A rolling list of INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES related to maternal health, birth, and breastfeeding is now being maintained by Lamaze International.​​

A new resource from the HHS Office on Women's Health, Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions, went live on June 23! It was launched at SHRM's annual conference by Oklahoma native Cathy Carothers and colleagues on June 22-25 in Orlando, FL before about 25,000 business managers from across the country.
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Congratulations to  Oklahoma's Best Fed Beginnings hospital, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, on receiving the prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation! Read more about the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

NEW COBA MEETING PLACE AND TIME FOR 2015 on THIRD Thursdays of the quarterly month: January 15, April 16, July 16, and October 15​ at
OUHSC Samis Education Center, West Boardroom, Level 1, 12 noon to 1:30.
Bring your own lunch or come early to pick one up at the OU Children's cafeteria or Kamp's Cafe. Free parking at OU Children's Hospital​​ in the Events lot.
Making Breastfeeding Easier classes for hospital staff are
free of charge from the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center.
​2015 dates in Oklahoma City: January 20, April 13, July 14, October 22
​Contact Becky Mannel to register your staff or arrange a class at your location.
Recordings from past Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma events are available at the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center website.
Born of our Continuity of Care Connections Project, COBA Baby Café brings both peer and professional breastfeeding support to communities where their accessibility has been limited. Please distribute the link and hard copies widely of this flyer with information about summer meetings at our first 3 locations in Oklahoma City! 

​​Look for COBA Baby Café on Facebook, follow @cobababycafe on Twitter, or call 405-701-5099 for the latest information on COBA Baby Café! Please spread the word!
At COBA Baby Café, a mother who is breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed can find a relaxed, informal, place to:
  • Chat with other moms and build her confidence
  • Get one-to-one help from professionally trained staff
  • Look at books, leaflets and DVDs
  • Enjoy refreshments
  • Bring her partner and other supporters 
  • Bring her older children who may complete a craft project
Agape Doula Service is sponsoring a week-long Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Training at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City
November 9-13, 2015.