To improve the health and well-being of infants and families in Oklahoma through
education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support breastfeeding
Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite
Model Hospital Policy for Breastfeeding
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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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To promote a philosophy of maternal infant care that advocates breastfeeding and supports the normal physiological functions involved in the establishment of this maternal-infant process. To assist families choosing to breastfeed, with initiating and developing a successful and satisfying experience.
Coalition membership is open to anyone who wishes to improve breastfeeding rates in Oklahoma and make this a more breastfeeding friendly state. Becoming a member is easy and FREE.
In the News
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A rolling list of INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES related to maternal health, birth, and breastfeeding is now being maintained by Lamaze International.
Chickasaw Community Radio station KCNP 89.5 FM gave COBA a voice during National Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2014 about programs and policies supporting breastfeeding mothers. Listen here to Sarah Jones' interview with Becky Mannel about the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline, federal and state policy about worksite breastfeeding support, and barriers to meeting mothers' breastfeeding goals.
SAVE THE DATE
AWHONN Conference April 29-30, 2015 Oklahoma City, OUHSC/Samis
OSDH/WIC Annual Breastfeeding Symposium, Friday, June 12, 2015
Edmond, University of Central Oklahoma
OSDH Lactation Management course August 17-21
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In "Teach Me How to Breastfeed", California IBCLC TaNefer Lumukanda packs volumes of important breastfeeding concepts and support into 3 minutes of catchy rap music. Download at Vimeo or write to COBA at email@example.com for an mp4 file.
Congratulations to Oklahoma Mothers' Milk Bank on its first anniversary of providing pasteurized donor milk in Oklahoma! We are so proud of their 300 milk donors and the many others devoting time and money to the success of this life-saving resource for Oklahoma babies! Learn more about OMMB from this transcript or recording (beginning at minute 15:30) of an Oklahoma Innovations interview with Executive Director Becky Mannel.
NEW COBA MEETING PLACE AND TIME FOR 2015
SECOND Thursday of the month: January 15, April 16, July 16, October 15
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. Free parking at OU Children's Hospital.