Coalition Supporters

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 other state coalitions visit.


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


Paid Organizational Supporters


Central New York Breastfeeding Connection

Based in Syracuse

Contact: Michele Dwyer   315-464-2192

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.

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.


For providers

New York Milk Bank



Long Island Lactation Consultant Association

Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties

BC4BF trained

Contact:  Jeanne Rosser, President


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 - 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

BC4BF trained

Continuing Education offered


Ithaca Breastfeeding Coalition

Contact: Christine Dietrich

Shanna Jesch



New York State Association of Licensed Midwives




S2AY Rural Health Network/Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership


Christy Richards ( or Hillary Anderson (



Mid-Hudson Lactation Consortium

Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess Counties

Regional Coordinator: Stephanie Sosnowski

Find us on Facebook:

MHLC Facebook



Epsilon Kappa Chapter Sigma Thetau Tau Honor Society of Nursing



95 Blossom Road, Suite 120, Rochester, NY 14610-1825

585.654.4722 (phone)   585.654.4739 (fax)



List of 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


Breastfeeding Council of Malone

Counties served include Northern Franklin County

Contact Cynthia Louey at

Continuing education offered


Breastfeeding Initiative of Ulster County

Counties served include Ultster and surrounding counties


Contact Donna Bruschi

BCBF trained


Breastfeeding USA, Staten Island 

Counties served include Richmond and Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Contact Christine Duenas

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

Not trained in BC4BF but willing to assist employees


Capital Region Breastfeeding Coalition

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

Contact Norma Ritter, IBCLC, RLC

(518) 399-5148

BC4BF trained


Clinton County Breastfeeding Coalition

KayLeigh Raville, RD, CDN, CLC Public Health Nutritionist



Columbia Greene Breastfeeding Task Force

Counties served include Columbia and Greene

Contact Mary Daggett

BC4BF trained


Dutchess County Breastfeeding Coalition

Counties served include Dutchess

Contact Meg Clayton

Monthly meetings, annual bf week walk

BC4BF trained


Mid-Hudson Lactation Consortium

Find us on Facebook!

Counties served include Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess

Contact Stephanie Sosnowski (845) 492-9027


Mohawk Valley BF Network

Counties served include Oneida, Herkimer, Madison (315) 335-2735


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

BC4BF trained


Orleans and Genesee Counties Breastfeeding Coalition 

Contact Jenny Staebell. 585-590-6626

Find us on Facebook



Rensselaer County Breastfeeding Coalition

Rensselaer County BF Coalition


Sullivan County Breastfeeding Coalition

Contact: Stephanie Sosnowski, 845-492-9027

Find us on Facebook!

Monthly meetings


Twin Tier Breastfeeding Network

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


Queens Breastfeeding Alliance

Counties served include Queens

Contact Ivis Penalver (718)206-8607

BC4BF trained


Westchester/Putnam/Rockland Lactation Consortium Inc.

Counties served include Westchester, Putnam, Rockland

Contact Marla Peers, (914) 230-0932

Continuing education offered



Don't see your coalition listed?  Send us an email with
your contact information.



Contact Us

NYS Breastfeeding Coalition

PO Box 61

Delmar, NY 12054



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