About Us


Our Mission:

To improve the health of West Virginians by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and educate our community about breastfeeding.


Our Vision:

We envision breastfeeding as the normal and preferred method of feeding babies and children.


Our Goals:

  • Improve the health and well-being, primarily, of our state’s infant and maternal population by increasing the initiation and duration rates of breastfeeding, resulting in residual and lasting health benefits. 

  • Promote and protect a public environment that is supportive and accepting of breastfeeding.

  • Promote communication and collaboration among individuals, professionals and organizations working to support and educate the community about breastfeeding.

Steering Committee


Project Director:   Molly McMillion, RN, BSN, IBCLC, LCCE, CPST,

WV Perinatal Partnership & Greenbrier Valley Medical Center

Christine Compton, MPH, CLS, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association Great Rivers Affiliate


Charlita Atha, RN, IBCLC Stonewall Jackson Memorial


Anne Banfield, MD, FACOG --OBGYN Davis Medical Center, Elkins


Denise Ferris, RDN, LD, DrPH, Director, Office of Nutrition Services (WV WIC), WVDHHR

Tammy Foley, RN, BSN, IBCLC,

Lactation Consultant WVU Children’s Hospital

Denise Smith Director Perinatal Programs, Office of Maternal Child and Family Health, WVDHHR

Emma Walters, MS, RDN, LD 

Nutrition Services Coordinator, Office of Nutrition Services (WV WIC)

Jan Wilkes, LD, IBCLC


The National Breastfeeding Helpline 1-800-994-9662

M-F 9:00am to 6:00pm

West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance

c/o 409 Echols Lane

Lewisburg WV 24901

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