All babies in Rhode Island will be breastfed and breastfeeding will be accepted as the norm for infant feeding in Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition (RIBC), established in 1992, is a non-profit coalition of community organizations working to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in Rhode Island. Members represent local birthing hospitals, health insurance companies, WIC, visiting nurse organizations, Early Head Start Programs, public health clinics, private clinical practices, La Leche League, and research organizations. The coalition primarily focuses on increasing breastfeeding knowledge and awareness among breastfeeding families and health care professionals, building community partnerships, and developing community resources. (more)
Increase breastfeeding rates and durations to improve the health of mothers and babies in Rhode Island.