White Mountain Breastfeeding Coalition is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of creating a network of community partners dedicated to improving the health of the Arizona White Mountain Community through the support and promotion of breastfeeding. One of the main projects of the Coalition is to provide free prenatal breastfeeding education to mothers in the White Mountains.
Breastfeeding has countless benefits for both a mother and her baby. Breastmilk contains all key nutrients babies need, plus probiotics and antibodies. Breastfeeding may help prevent many infant health problems. Breastfeeding also decreases a mother’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age and beyond!
Breastfeeding education has been shown to help increase breastfeeding rates and success and improve breastfeeding experiences.
White Mountain Breastfeeding Coalition offers free prenatal breastfeeding education courses in-person and online. Classes are always free of charge and open to any pregnant woman and their partner/support person.
Classes cover topics such as:
• Breastfeeding basics
• Skin to skin
• The “Golden Hour”
• Returning to work
• Breastfeeding rights
• Breastfeeding recommendations
• Common breastfeeding concerns … and more!