Breastfeeding Coalition of Polk County

Coalition Contact:
Rose Logan
rlogan@broadlawns.org

Meeting Date, Time, and Location

We meet the second Wednesday of even months at 3:30 pm at the River Plaza WIC Office, 2300 Euclid Ave, Suite D in Des Moines.

Mission Statement:  Our mission is to improve the public health of our communities by making breastfeeding the norm through education, advocacy and collaboration with the Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition.

Current and Recent Projects

  • Recent projects: 

o   Conducted a state-wide survey on bf training needs

o   Created bus ad “Affordable Health Care Begins With Breastfeeding” which ran for 3+ weeks including during Iowa State Fair

Dart  Breastfeeding interior final
Dart Breastfeeding interior final

o   Sponsored a 4-hr Breastfeeding Education for Iowa Communities training in 2012 with 60 attendees and 2014 with 42 attendees

o   Sponsored two 5-day CLC trainings by the Center for Breastfeeding in 2012

o   Updating community bf resource list for bf moms:

Resource Guide for Breastfeeding Moms in the Des Moines Metro Area

o   Host 2 viewings of Milky Way the movie

 

•       Current projects:

o   Host Breastfeeding Education for Iowa Communities in October 2018

o   Sponsor a 5-day Certified Lactation Specialist course in 2018