Our theme for 2017:
Breastfeeding: Making Connections and Breaking Barriers
Indiana Perinatal Network (IPN) and the Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition (IBC) are excited to announce a new, formalized partnership aimed at increasing breastfeeding support and streamlining resources and services for health care providers, new moms and families.
Indiana has one of the strongest, most extensive networks of community breastfeeding coalitions in the country. Merging the grassroots approach and extensive volunteer base of the IBC with the organizational resources and staff support of IPN creates an innovative approach to coalition organization that capitalizes on the strengths of both groups.
This structure better positions the state of Indiana to accept charitable donations and garner local and national grant funding to support breastfeeding promotion.
The new partnership will be led by Tina Cardarelli, IBCLC, IPN Director of Breastfeeding Services, Ryan Karim, RN, IBCLC, Lauren George, CLC, and Chris Lundberg, RN IBCLC, IBC Co-Chairs. Three distinct task forces will take charge of a variety of programs and projects:
“Everyone involved in this new partnership looks forward to building strategic relationships with a broad range of public and private organizations at the state and local levels,” said Tina Cardarelli. “IBC will benefit the community by acting as the hub of breastfeeding in Indiana."
Want to get involved?
IBC is always looking for volunteers who want to improve the landscape of breastfeeding in Indiana. Whether you’re an IBCLC, a nurse or simply have a passion for helping new moms, there is a place for you! Click here to provide your contact information and indicate your area of interest. Questions? Contact Tina Cardarelli at email@example.com or 866-338-0825.
3rd Thursday of each Month
St. Vincent’s Women’s Hospital - Classrooms A/B
8111 Township Line Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260
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To be announced
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