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The NYSBC is a member of the United States Breastfeeding Committee. Each state and territory is represented on the USBC by their coalitions. For a list of state coalitions visit.



The NYSBC is a statewide coalition made up of individuals, organizations, and local coalitions.


Paid Organizational Members

In 1997, the perinatal networks came together to form the Association of Perinatal Networks of NY. The purpose of the APN is to highlight the benefits and improvements many NYS communities have experienced as a result of the individual perinatal networks and to broaden the awareness of continuing perinatal health needs in NYS.  www.associationofperinatalnetworks.org

Child Care Council is a Child Care Aware (R) Quality Assured agency that provides information, training, and resources to child care providers and parents living in Livingston, Monroe, and Wayne counties in NYS. Learn more about our new organizational member.  www.childcarecouncil.com



The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has many services that support breastfeeding for mothers and families living within the metropolitian area.  Read more about their services on their website.  http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/pregnancy/html/home/index.shtml



Long Island Lactation Consultant Association

Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties


BC4BF trained

Contact:  Jeanne Rosser, President   jeannerosser@hotmail.com



Rochester Regional Breastfeeding Coalition

Counties Served: Monroe County


Continuing education offered

BC4BF trained


Bronx Breastfeeding Coalition


Counties Served: Bronx

Contact: Theresa Landau or Larry Noble, MD

Theresa - theresa.landau@nychhc.org 718 960-2817

BC4BF trained


New York City Breastfeeding Leadership Council


New York City Breastfeeding Leadership Committee

Counties Served: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens,
Bronx, Staten Island

Contact: Kathleen Carpenter kathc89@gmail.com

BC4BF trained

Continuing Education offered


Ithaca Breastfeeding Coalition


Contact: Christine Dietrich


Shanna Jesch



New York State Association of Licensed Midwives



S2AY Rural Health Network




Mothers Milk Bank North East







Breastfeeding Coalitions and Networks in New York State:


The Association of Lactation Providers of Nassau and Suffolk Counties

An educaational provider and trained in the Business Case for Breastfeeding

Contact Kathy Van Deventer at Kathleen.vandeventer@stonybrookeducation.edu


Breastfeeding Council of Malone

Counties served include Northern Franklin County

Contact Cynthia Louey at ncccfrank@hotmail.com

Continuing education offered


Breastfeeding Initiative of Ulster County

Counties served include Ultster and surrounding counties

Website http://breastfeedingulstercounty.wordpress.com/biuc/

Contact Donna Bruschi ulstercobf@gmail.com

bc4bf trained


Breastfeeding USA, Staten Island 

Counties served include Richmond

http://breastfeedingusa.org and Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Contact Christine Duenas christinebfusa@gmail.com

Meetings are 2nd and 4th Monday evenings and a rotating Thursday during the day.

Not trained in BC4BF but willing to assist employees


Captial Region Breastfeeding Coalition

Counties served include Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Greene, Montgomery, Columbia

Contact Norma Ritter, IBCLC, RLC breastfeedingmatters@gmail.com

(518) 399-5148

BC4BF trained


Columbia Greene Breastfeeding Task Force

Counties served include Columbia and Greene

Contact Mary Daggett mdaggett@cmh-net.org

BC4BF trained


Dutchess County Breastfeeding Coalition

Counties served include Dutchess

Contact Meg Clayton mclayton@health-quest.org

Monthly meetings, annual bf week walk

BC4BF trained


Mid-Hudson Lactation Consortium

ILCA Affiliate Chapter

Counties served include Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess

Contact Stephanie Sosnowski ssosnowski@misn-ny.org (845) 492-9027


Mohawk Valley BF Network

Counties served include Oneida, Herkimer, Madison

www.mvbn.org (315) 335-2735

contact mvbnorg@gmail.com

We have a BF cafe that meets each Wednesday of the month in Utica 

BC4BF trained


Twin Tier Breastfeeding Network

Counties served include Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Northern Tier PA


Queens Breastfeeding Alliance

Counties served include Queens

Contact Ivis Penalver iherrera@jhmc.org (718)206-8607

BC4BF trained


Westchester/Putnam/Rockland Lactation Consortium Inc.

Counties served include Westchester, Putnam, Rockland


Contact Marla Peers, info@wprlc.com (914) 230-0932

Continuing education offered