Durham BFFC

Durham BFFC Committees

Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities of Durham's (BFFC Durham) purpose is to make Durham a more breastfeeding and family friendly community for all by advocating for nursing-friendly policies and practices as outlined by the Ten Steps. On August 6, 2018, Mayor Stephen M. Schewel proclaimed the city of Durham a Breastfeeding Friendly Community. Sign up to help to focuse on one or two areas of work today. Detailed instructions will be emailed to each subcommittee. Sign up for subcommittee today. Now let's get to work! 

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Businesses (7)

Committee meeting every two weeks | Step 7, 8, 9: The businesses and social organizations in the community are welcoming to breastfeeding families.

 
5 of 7 slots filled
Love Anderson
Aubrey Delaney
Gina Rose
Jenny Teague
Saisahana Subburaj
Focus on global issues

Childcare (7)

TEP 10. Education systems are encouraged to include breastfeeding-friendly curricula at all levels.  Rationale: To become the normative behavior, people of all ages should be exposed to breastfeeding as part of all health and family education.

 
3 of 7 slots filled
Holly Branch
Kathleen Anderson
looking forward to helping out starting in September
Love Anderson

Colleges and Universities (7)

STEP 10. Education systems, including childcare, K-12, colleges and universities, are encouraged to include breastfeeding-friendly curricula at all levels.

 
1 of 7 slots filled
Love Anderson

Communication: website, social media, newsletter etc. (7)

Committee meeting every two weeks | STEP 4. During pregnancy, all families are informed about the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as about the risks of unnecessary formula use, and where to access support as needed.

 
4 of 7 slots filled
Rachel Lewis
Love Anderson
Aubrey Delaney
Hannah Potter

Education systems, K-12 (7)

STEP 10. Education systems, including childcare, K-12, colleges and universities, are encouraged to include breastfeeding-friendly curricula at all levels.

 
2 of 7 slots filled
Rachel Lewis
Love Anderson

Equity (7)

Steps 1-10: The community as a whole provides a welcoming atmosphere for ALL breastfeeding families.

 
2 of 7 slots filled
Love Anderson
Hannah Potter

Faith-Based and Nonprofit Organizations (7)

STEP 7. The businesses and social organizations in the community are welcoming to breastfeeding families.

 
5 of 7 slots filled
Holly Branch
Love Anderson
Aubrey Delaney
Hannah Potter
Saisahana Subburaj
Focus on food pantries

Government and Proclamations (7)

STEP 1 & 9: Durham community’s elected and appointed leadership has a written statement supporting breastfeeding that is routinely communicated to all. Rationale: Good policies and procedures should provide insight on what management believes is important

 
3 of 7 slots filled
Love Anderson
Aubrey Delaney
Gina Rose

Health Care (7)

Step 3, 4, 5, 8: Health care in the community is breastfeeding friendly.

 
4 of 7 slots filled
Holly Branch
Love Anderson
Kendell Silveira
Aubrey Delaney

Lactation Support (7)

STEP 6: Breastfeeding support groups and services are fully available in the community, including International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), La Leche League (LLL), and other skilled breastfeeding support.  Rationale: Breastfeeding suppo

 
6 of 7 slots filled
Holly Branch
Jan Tedder
Love Anderson
Gina Rose
Anne Fields
Hannah Potter
Birth Support Providers

Language equity (7)

Committee meeting every two weeks | steps 1-10

 
1 of 7 slots filled
Love Anderson

LGBTQ Plus Human Milk (7)

Steps 1-10: The community as a whole provides a welcoming atmosphere for ALL breastfeeding families.

 
6 of 7 slots filled
Amber Crews
Love Anderson
E. Lee
Tiffany Covas
Danya Holtzman
Rebecca Kooistra
Email only, only available at night

Race equity (7)

Committee meeting every two weeks | Steps 1-10: The community as a whole provides a welcoming atmosphere for ALL breastfeeding families.

 
5 of 7 slots filled
Love Anderson
Carlita Farmer
Emmy Eide
Brandice
Nicole Allen
Limited availability

Social and Other Organizations (7)

STEP 7. The businesses and social organizations in the community are welcoming to breastfeeding families.

 
1 of 7 slots filled
Love Anderson
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