Together with the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services works to increase breastfeeding women in worksites and communities throughout the state. The coalition has developed The Community Breastfeeding Initiative, which aims to bring breastfeeding support and resources to local communities across Nebraska. The goal is to strengthen community breastfeeding support network by engaging stakeholder’s, providing training and connecting local and state breastfeeding advocates. Mini-grants are provided to increase CBI participation throughout Nebraska. Community organizations, local public health departments, hospitals, and existing community coalitions may apply for mini-grants. A local breastfeeding coalition (new or existing) must be involved and include representatives from at least 3 of the following sectors: hospitals, primary care, employers, local public health departments, WIC, breastfeeding support groups, & mothers.
Please visit the Nebraska Breastfeeding site for more information.
Really? Really is another initiative that is lead by the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition, in partnership with Live Well Omaha Kids, which aims to spread real facts about Breastfeeding. Included in this website are digital posters, brochures, rack card’s prescription pad files, and social media images for free.
Please visit the Really? Really site for more information
La Leche League International strives to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. La Leche League’s in Nebraska are located in Lincoln, Omaha, Alliance, Clarkson, David City, Kearney, O’Neil, Scottsbluff, Siouxland, and York. Click here for more information about the leagues in Nebraska.