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Congratulations to the 2016 Winners of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition’s Breastfeeding Friendly Award!

Since 2010, the CABC has been honoring area Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners with its Baby Friendly Practitioner Awards in order to bring recognition to their outstanding breastfeeding support. Winners are nominated by the families they serve or by other health-care providers. Receiving this award gives a wider audience to the contributions of these providers in the promotion of breastfeeding as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle for babies and mothers and speaks highly to their dedication to the health of families across the Chicago area. Awards are presented at our annual dinner seminar for Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. We also acknowledge the contributions of the nominees for this coveted award for their ongoing efforts to support breastfeeding in the Greater Chicagoland Community.

CABC 2016 Breastfeeding Friendly Award Winners

  • Dr. Deborah A. Boyle -- Downers Grove
  • Dr. Tamajah Gibson -- Melrose Park
  • Dr. Shelly Mann -- Grayslake
  • Dr. Joyce Turley -- Waukegan
  • Dr. William White -- Franklin Park

CABC 2016 Breastfeeding Friendly Award Nominees

  • Dr. Alexandra Downing -- Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. Karen Federici -- Genoa
  • Dr. Jennifer Schening -- South Elgin
  • Dr. Natalie Lambajian-Drummond, MD -- Yorkville

Congratulations to Chicago's Newest Baby-Friendly Hospital, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital received their designation in March 2016

Illinois Now Has Ten Baby-Friendly Hospitals!

  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood
  • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Carbondale
  • Pekin Memorial Hospital, Pekin
  • Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford
  • St John’s Hospital, Springfield
  • St Mary’s Hospital, Decatur
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital Achieves Baby-Friendly Hospital Status in December 2012

    The Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition is delighted to congratulate all of the staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park on achieving what is considered the Gold Standard in the world of breastfeeding----- the international designation of Baby-Friendly Hospital granted by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. This designation requires that hospitals implement the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

    The staff at Little Company of Mary worked for several years to meet the rigorous standards required to become Baby-Friendly. Little Company of Mary is the third Illinois hospital to achieve this status and the first in the Chicago area.

    Private Practice Lactation Consultants 2015 Directory

    Find an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

    The Private Practice Lactation Consultants Directory may be used to find professional breastfeeding support in your community. Consultants listed provide a range of services throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area including in-home and office consultation, breastpump sales and rentals, classes and retail services. This directory will be useful to parents, physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, doulas, hospital based Lactation Consultants, breastfeeding support counselors and anyone seeking professional breastfeeding support or breastfeeding equipment. The directory is provided by the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition as a community service. The coalition does not endorse or guarantee services of any provider.

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    Help Improve the Health and Well-Being of Infants and Families

    Join the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC)

    Strength in Numbers

    Founded in 2003, the CABC is a network of individuals and organizations who believe that infant and family health can be improved by making breastfeeding the norm. We are dedicated to protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding and increasing its acceptance in the greater Chicago area.

    Brochure: Join the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC)

    You can download the new brochure so you can:

    • read it yourself,
    • email it to others, or
    • print a few to display or handout.

    There are two ways to download it.

    1. Get the whole brochure. This is both sides of the brochure, good for viewing for yourself, or emailing to others.
    2. Get side 1 of the brochure. Then get side 2 of the brochure. Now you can print out a stack of "side 1's", then depending on your printer, you can reinsert (or turn over) your stack and print out "side 2" on each. Now fold and display or handout where you like.

    Update: you can now join online.

    For further information contact us at: contact@chicagoareabfc.org

    Variety of Breastfeeding Resources

    Find a Lactation Consultant

    Find an Illinois La Leche League group in your area

    Find local Illinois WIC (Woman, Infants and Children) office
    telephone: (217) 782-2166
    toll-free in-state: 1-800-843-6154
    fax: (217) 785-5247
    email: dhshpat@dhs.state.il.us

    Common Sense Breastfeeding Topics by Diane Wiessinger

    Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher (member of CABC) and Kathy Kendall-Tacket

    History of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

    Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC) came together in 2003 for the purpose of promoting breastfeeding in the Chicago area. We are made up of individuals and members from other Chicago area breastfeeding advocacy groups and ILCA affiliates:

    Northern Illinois Lactation Consultants Association
    Chicago Region Breastfeeding Task Force
    North Central Region Breastfeeding Task Force
    La Leche League of Illinois
    Lactation Resource Alliance
    Metropolitan Illinois Lactation Consultants

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