North Central Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition

Coalition Contact
Sonja Rank

Based in Mason City
Covers the 9 county, north central region of the state (Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock, Worth, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Mitchell, Floyd, and Butler counties)

Organized since October 2014.


o   Sponsored a 4-hr Breastfeeding Education for Iowa Communities training on 3-5-12 with 60 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   Restructuring coalition to expand opportunities for projects

•       Current projects:

o   Community LC support services

o   Feedback from currently BF moms

o   Sponsor a 5-day CLC course in 2014

o   Sponsor an Advanced course for IBCLCs in 2014

o   Contact HyVee for World BF Week recognition on grocery bags