To improve the health of the Greater Rochester Region by promoting breastfeeding as the optimal feeding choice for infants through education, advocacy, collaboration, and increasing access to support.
Breastfeeding will be the preferred feeding choice in the Greater Rochester Region for at least the infant’s first year of life thus promoting optimal health and development.
- All healthcare professionals in the Greater Rochester Region will be knowledgeable about ways to, methods, or interventions that promote and provide support for breastfeeding.
- Every woman will have access to the information, resources and support in all environments to enable her to breastfeed for as long as she wishes
- The Rochester Regional Breastfeeding Coalition will be recognized as the key coordinating resource for breastfeeding issues and support in the Rochester Region.
Our coalition exists to promote breastfeeding in our community, not to promote our individual contributions to breastfeeding. My contributions to this community are valuable. I will work to remain positive and open. I will seek to balance when I speak and when I listen. I recognize there is no “You should” but only “I will” in our coalition.
Rose Bonoccorso, President
Holly Widanka, Vice President