Crow River Area Breastfeeding Coalition

crow river area breastfeeding logo


Bring community members together to decide how we can best make our community supportive of breastfeeding mothers and babies.


Collaborate with local health departments, WIC programs, Hospitals, Clinics, and other organizations and individuals, to protect, support, and promote breastfeeding.


Provide a clear and consistent message through the community about breastfeeding resources and support.

If you are interested in joining our efforts please consider joining our coalition or attending a meeting by contacting Jenny at 320-693-5370.

The Crow River Area Breastfeeding Coalition was established in 2006 as a way to bring to together members of the community to improve breastfeeding support.

Coalition Meeting Meeting Minutes January 2017

Coalition Meeting Minutes October 2016

Coalition Meeting Minutes July 2016

Coalition Meeting Minutes April 2016 

Crow River Area Breastfeeding Coalition Minutes Jan 2016

Crow River Area Breastfeeding Coalition Mtg Minutes Oct2015

Crow River Area Breastfeeding Coalition Minutes 07 20 15

Breastfeeding Resources

The Coalition along with Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Healthy Communities are working together to provide trainings, resources and support to communities, workplaces and child care regarding Breastfeeding.

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Minnesota Department of Health Breastfeeding Page


Resources for families

Meeker, McLeod, Sibley breastfeeding resources

Workplace laws Federal

Workplace laws Minnesota

Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota

Hands on pumping


Resources for child care

Eager to learn

Supporting breastfeeding in childcare


Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites Resources:

Business Case for Breastfeeding

Breastfeed in Public cards



Established coalition, identified priorities and goals related to coalition efforts.


  • Developed county wide breast pump resource list
  • Implemented Baby and Me support group at local hospitals
  • Goody bags distributed for women in OB in August for World Breastfeeding Week
  • Improved direct referral process hospital d/c to f/u with PH, automatic


  • Goody bags for women in OB August for WBW
  • McLeod County provider/staff breastfeeding survey (needs assessment) conducted
  • Breastfeeding conference held in Hutchinson
  • Hutch Leader article, radio interview on KDUZ during WBW


  • Coalition expansion to include Meeker and Sibley Counties
  • 3 M workplace award


  • Business Case for Breastfeeding training, Train the trainer
  • Work place survey-McLeod County
  • County Wide Breastfeeding Accommodations listing-McLeod County as employer


  • Logo created
  • Updated breastfeeding resource as bookmark to include internet sites
  • Breastfeeding promotion at Pregnant Pause event, community baby shower
  • McLeod County received $1000 for lactation room


  • Breastfeeding/Family Space at the McLeod County Fair-used money from grant received in 2011
  • Crow River Area Breastfeeding Coalition Facebook page
  • Article in McLeod County employee newsletter and HAHC newsletter during World Breastfeeding Month


  • McLeod County hosts the 6th Annual Minnnesota Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Submitted $2500 grant for provider breastfeeding support through Office of Women’s Health
  • Breastfeeding promotion ad in HEALTH
  • Meeker County hosted Bridges to Bridges breastfeeding training
  • RV Space at Meeker and McLeod fairs
  • Breastfeeding friendly worksites break out session at SHIP Wellness Event in Hutchinson
  • Member trained in Supporting Breastfeeding in the Childcare Setting


  • RV Space at Meeker and McLeod fairs
  • Host 3 trainings of Supporting Breastfeeding in the Childcare Setting in Meeker, McLeod, and Sibley Counties.
  • Distributed laminated prenatal education resource to clinics.


  • Community invites
  • Distribute Best Milk to Pioneerland and Traverse des Sioux library systems
  • Breastfeeding support survey to postpartum moms
  • Update resource list to include breastfeeding classes