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The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force is a coalition committed to increasing breastfeeding rates by working with the community to promote breastfeeding, supporting hospitals in their efforts to achieve Baby-Friendly designation, improving workplace and daycare breastfeeding conditions and advocating for supportive legislative policies.
Baby-Friendly Hospital Project
Promote the Baby-Friendly Health Initiative in hospitals and in communities. Supports hospitals with the Ten Steps and their work towards Baby Friendly designation. Builds community support for supportive maternity care and infant feeding practices.
Works with conference planner to plan the annual lactation conference. Determines conference theme, identifies potential speakers, develops agenda.
Oversees and coordinates TF research, data collection, and evaluation efforts. Currently contracting with UNM BBER to conduct an economic impact study of breastfeeding in New Mexico.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
To support the consistent implementation of Equity practices and strategies that are in line with NMBTF's mission.
Works with Task Force treasurer and accountant to ensure the organization’s financial stability by providing oversight on its fiscal policies and procedures. Ensure accurate tracking, monitoring, and accountability of funds. Reviews financial statements and reports.
Advocacy & Policy Committee
Improve NM culture of breastfeeding through policy initiatives.