We are made up of volunteers -from medical professionals
to parents- who strive to support breastfeeding by providing a positive
support network and making accurate and consistent breastfeeding
information available to all.
In addition to supporting the BCW's statewide
efforts we work to support and educate our own community by proving
resources, education, and support to parents, medical professionals,
Some of our activities and ongoing efforts include:
Additionally we have staffed information tables
at the Olympia's
Farmer's Market, the Thurston County Business expo, and the
County Fair (where we also sponsored a mom's breastfeeding area).
Some of our members also speak at local high schools sharing breastfeeding
Some of our past efforts include providing breastfeeding
gift bags to area hospitals for new moms and breastfeeding books
to doctor's offices for their waiting rooms.
If you would like more information, or if you
are interested in volunteering or supporting our efforts please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome interested individuals and organizations that want to
help us in our promotion efforts!
||First Tuesday of the Month* (subject
||Thurston County Health Department
412 Lilly Road Northeast ~ Olympia, WA
Medical professionals, breastfeeding advocates,
and community volunteers are encouraged to attend. You may also
join our email list. Please send a request to email@example.com
in order to receive meeting minutes and reminders about upcoming
our continuing efforts to support and encourage breastfeeding in
our local community the SSBN assembles and publishes an updated
Guide annually (or more often as needed) for the South Sound
This brochure is available free of charge
to medical facilities, businesses, organizations, and parents.
Please feel free to download
the PDF of the latest guides for your use or contact Kateri
Wimsett at the Thurston
County Public Health and Social Services on Lilly Road
to arrange to pick up printed copies.
If you offer breastfeeding related services and
would like to be listed in the guide, please contact
The goals of the South Sound Breastfeeding Network
as a part of the Breastfeeding
Coalition of Washington are to:
- Protect and promote a public environment supportive
and accepting of breastfeeding.
the incidence and duration of breastfeeding.
- Provide up-to-date referral and educational
materials to healthcare professionals, organizations and the community
at large about breastfeeding.
- Plan and promote annual World Breastfeeding
- Promote better communication between and among
coalition members and member organizations.
- Affect policies in workplaces, educational
institutions and childcare facilities to support breastfeeding
- Conduct all activities and advocacy in a way
that is culturally relevant and sensitive.
For more information on the BCW please visit the
Coalition of Washington website.