To improve the health of West Virginians by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and educate our community about breastfeeding.
We envision breastfeeding as the normal and preferred method of feeding babies and children.
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.
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