About the LBC
The LBC held its inaugural meeting on September 17, 2008. The LBC’s work is guided by a twelve-member steering committee consisting of board certified lactation consultants, physicians, peer counselors and other public health professionals. The LBC currently operates under the auspices of the Southeast LA Area Health Education Center.
The mission of the LBC is to make breastfeeding the norm for all babies in Louisiana.
The LBC protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding in LA through a variety of means including:
The LBC membership is made up of nurses, physicians, lactation consultants, public health professionals, peer counselors, community health workers, local breastfeeding coalition members and leaders, La Leche League leaders, students, and others interested in improving breastfeeding rates in Louisiana.
Membership is available to individuals, local breastfeeding coalitions, for-profit and non-profit organizations and businesses. For more information about the LBC’s membership and sponsorship options visit the How to Join page.
The Steering Committee is responsible for listening, responding and supporting LBC Members in defining and carrying out the LBC goals and to ensure the financial stability of the organization. To read more about the Steering Committee and its members visit the Steering Committee page.
The LBC’s logo was developed by Miranda Wulff Altschuler.
With our logo, we hope to communicate that breastfeeding is a normal and beautiful experience. The breastfeeding relationship allows a mother to not only connect deeply with her own baby, but also to feel a profound kinship with breastfeeding mothers around the world and the breastfeeding mothers who came before her. The logo symbolizes those relationships through the eye contact between mother and child and the image’s visual likeness to the earth.
Organizing the Information
We modeled our website after the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon. We have organized our information in terms of the audience seeking information and subject matter. Using The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, we have included information about activities that each part of the community can do to support breastfeeding.
Organizing the information this way reflects what public health professionals refer to as the Social Ecological Framework, which recognizes that individuals make health decisions in the context of many layers of influential relationships and information.
Many of the photographs in this website were taken by Addie Imeseis as part of the Landscape of Breastfeeding Support photo project of the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC). Click here to read more about Louisiana’s participation in the USBC’s photo project. All photos on this website are the property of Addie Imseis and/or the USBC.