Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium (BPC)

Last Modified: 12/13/2013

The Food and Nutrition Service co-hosts, with the Department of Health and Human Services, biannual meetings of the BPC, which was established in 1990, to exchange ideas on how the Federal government and private health organizations can collaboratively promote breastfeeding as the optimal form of infant nutrition.

One of the goals of the BPC includes working toward achieving the Healthy People 2010 breastfeeding objectives.

The BPC is composed of over 25 organizations including health professional associations, breastfeeding advocacy groups and other Federal agencies that promote and support breastfeeding through sharing information and sponsoring joint projects.

  • African-American Breastfeeding Alliance
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association of Health Plans
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • Baby Friendly USA
  • Center for Male and Family Research and Resources
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
  • International Lactation Consultant Association
  • La Leche League International
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
  • National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (NABA)
  • National Perinatal Association
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • National WIC Association
  • Washington Business Group on Health
  • Wellstart International
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Food and Drug Administration
    • Headstart Bureau
    • Health Resources and Services Administration
    • Indian Health Service
    • Office on Women's Health
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Cooperative State Research Education & Extension Service
    • Food and Nutrition Service
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau

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