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The Virginia Breastfeeding Advisory Committee Previous Page


To improve the health of Virginia families by protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding throughout the Commonwealth.



The Virginia Breastfeeding Advisory Committee envisions breastfeeding as the cultural norm for infant and child feeding throughout the Commonwealth.



The Virginia Breastfeeding Advisory Committee is comprised of influential Virginians representing various organizations throughout the Commonwealth. Virginia Breastfeeding Advisory Committee member organizations represent a wide variety of practice settings and were selected to create a multidisciplinary membership. The members work in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health to aid in increasing the incidence and duration of breastfeeding among mothers, while providing a statewide organizational vehicle for communication, collaboration, and coordination of breastfeeding services throughout the Commonwealth. Member organizations were selected as those who can make a difference in increasing Virginia's breastfeeding rates, reveal current data, make breastfeeding a priority within the Commonwealth, and establish a foundation from which an organized and concerted State Plan on breastfeeding can be launched.


Member organizations that comprise the Virginia Breastfeeding Advisory Committee include:

  • Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (Virginia Chapter)
  • American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Virginia Chapter)
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • Attachment Parenting International
  • International Lactation Consultant Association
  • Old Dominion University
  • La Leche League
  • Lamaze International
  • Loudoun Breastfeeding Coalition
  • March of Dimes (Virginia Chapter)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • National Association of Social Workers (Virginia Chapter)
  • Richmond Early Childhood Association
  • Scitent
  • University of Virginia, Office of Continuing Medical Education
  • Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
  • Virginia Department of Health - Obesity Prevention, Reproductive Health
  • Virginia Nurses Association
  • Virginia WIC Program

Last Updated: 02-25-2015

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