Breastfeeding is a health, social, ecologic, and economic benefit for our state. The act of breastfeeding promotes healthy development of both the mother and child and encourages a strong emotional bond between them.
Michigan's breastfeeding initiation and six-month continuation rate is below the national average. The future health of Michigan's citizens depends upon increasing those rates, especially among mothers of color.

The mission of the Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN) is to optimize state and community support of breastfeeding by leading collaborative actions for advocacy, education, and coalition building.


Supporting local and community coalitions in their efforts to encourage, educate and support breastfeeding mothers in Michigan


Working to improve the legislative, workplace and cultural breastfeeding climate in Michigan through advocacy activities and events


Creating a community of breastfeeding supporters across Michigan foundations, health care systems, coalitions and individuals


Resources for health care providers, employers and breastfeeding mothers to aid in fostering breastfeeding success in Michigan