The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) officially designates Johnson County as a “Community Supporting Breastfeeding.” This designation recognizes communities that provide multifaceted breastfeeding support across several sectors: businesses, employers, hospitals, child care providers and peer support.
The county’s coalition is building a culture of breastfeeding support in Johnson County with fewer barriers to breastfeeding and increased opportunities for support. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment began this community coalition and Danica Pelzel, WIC staff member, currently serves as a co-chair.
Johnson County’s Breastfeeding Coalition’s community awareness project is also one of six local coalitions that received funding totaling approximately $5,000 from the KBC Mini-Grant Initiative.
Want to know what Johnson County’s community involvement looks like? View this spreadsheet summarizing Breastfeeding Support by Kansas County, a detailed database of information regarding breastfeeding support and breastfeeding rates by county.