The success rate among mothers who want to breastfeed can be greatly improved through active support from their families, friends, communities, clinicians, health care leaders, employers, and policymakers. Given the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of mothers and children, it is critical that we take action across this region to support breastfeeding.
If you are experiencing any breastfeeding problems please contact your health care professional or a lactation consultant.
             
       
 
THE COALITION
 
THE OBJECTIVE
 
THE BENEFITS
 
 
The Binational Breastfeeding Coalition is comprised of health care professionals and non-traditional partners promoting breastfeeding awareness in El Paso's border region. Our goal is to have all babies born along the US-Mexico border breastfed by the year 2022.
 
Our purpose is to improve the health of the people living on the El Paso/Juarez border and the surrounding communities by working vigorously and collaboratively to protect and promote breastfeeding as the natural and expected means of feeding human infants.
 
One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. Although most mothers hope to breastfeed, and 75% of babies start out being breastfed, only 15% are exclusively breastfed 6 months later.