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
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
University of Virginia, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
Virginia Department of Health - Obesity Prevention, Reproductive Health