Breast Feeding Coalition of El Dorado County
Our mission is to promote, protect and support breastfeeding as the preferred way to feed infants for the first year of life and beyond
The Breastfeeding Coaltion of El Dorado County comprises individuals representing various groups, including Marshall Medical Center, working together to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as its prevalence county wide.
The group welcomes your involvement and can be reached at 530-333-1917, ext. 241.
Express Stop Program
This program is rooted in a 2002 law requiring workplaces to provide lactating mothers break time and a clean, private environment to express breast milk at work. The Breastfeeding Coalition of El Dorado County has a supply of hospital-grade electric breast pumps available to loan to requesting employers. Click here for more information about the program and law.
Breastfeeding Coalition of El Dorado County objectives:
- Promote sustained breastfeeing by endorsing the Healthy Families 2010 objective: to increase the proportion of mothers who breastfeed their babies following birth to 75%, those nursing at six months of age to 50%, and those nursing at one year of age to 25%.
- Increase the number of physicians and other primary healthcare providers in El Dorado County who include breastfeeding/lactation counseling and referral as part of routine care.
- Provide accurate and consistent breastfeeding support, information and resources to women, families, health professionals and the community.
- Encourage breastfeeding-friendly policies and procedures in all area hospitals, birthing centers, local businesses and workplaces.
- Actively promote media coverage regarding the positive benefits of breastfeeding.
- Educate local city and county government officials on the benefits of breastfeeding and involve them in promoting breastfeeding in El Dorado County.