Binational Breastfeeding Coalition

Our purpose is to improve the health of the people living on the El Paso/Juárez border and the surrounding communities by working vigorously and collaboratively to protect and promote breastfeeding as the natural and expected means of feeding human infants.

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The success rate among mothers who want to breastfeed can be greatly improved through active support from their families, friends, communities, clinicians, health care leaders, employers, and policymakers. Given the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of mothers and children, it is critical that we take action across this region to support breastfeeding.

About Us

The Binational Breastfeeding Coalition (BBC) is a non-profit association of health professionals and lactation advocates formed in 2013 to promote and support breastfeeding through education and outreach to the El Paso/Juárez border region and its surrounding communities. The BBC provides timely and accurate breastfeeding information to healthcare professionals through conferences, training sessions, educational materials and other outreach efforts. We offer our services to hospitals, medical offices (pediatric, family practice and OB), county health departments, WIC sites, Baby Cafes and other organizations and individuals that provide lactation services. We have many different opportunities throughout the year that require volunteers. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

The Binational Breastfeeding Coalition is comprised of health care professionals and non-traditional partners promoting breastfeeding awareness in the El Paso’s border region. By the year 2022 all babies born along the US and Mexico Border will be given the opportunity to breastfeed.

BBC Goals

  • Create a community of breastfeeding support that will accurately reflect the interconnection and reciprocal movement of life along the border.
  • Improve community awareness and positive attitudes about breastfeeding by providing access to varied resources and factual information via the media.
  • Improve area health professionals’ breastfeeding promotion, assessment and management skills by identifying needs and providing access to professional education. 
  • Insure that all BBC activities will be aligned with the interest of national and international breastfeeding guidelines.

If you are experiencing any breastfeeding problems please contact your health care professional or a lactation consultant.

Copyright 2018 • Binational Breastfeeding Coalition • A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization