About LVBC

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition is to facilitate community efforts to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding as a cultural norm across Lehigh, Northampton, and Carbon Counties.


Our Vision
The Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition’s vision is to create a breastfeeding friendly culture and environment among hospitals, healthcare providers, businesses, community members, and local leaders that will lead to sustainable change in policies focused on promoting breastfeeding support, education, and the absence of formula-based product promotion.

Target Statements

All target statements are designed to focus on the following populations- Mothers, Families, Community, Health Care Providers, and Employers.

1.)   To educate on the benefits of breastfeeding

2.)   To promote & provide access to breastfeeding resources

3.)   To promote & support baby-friendly practices

4.)   To support breastfeeding research

Philosophy of Inclusion
The Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition has a philosophy of inclusion. We use the terms "breastfeed" and "breastfeeding" as short-hand for "human milk feeding" which includes feeding directly from the breast, feeding at the breast with a supplemental nursing system, and feeding of human milk via bottles, cups, and other devices. 

The Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition recognizes that feeding with alternatives to human milk is sometimes necessary and does not approve of any demeaning or denigrating language regarding its appropriate use.

The Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition supports breastfeeding beyond infancy in accordance with the recommendations of the AAP, CDC, PA Dept. of HealthUS Health and Human Services, US Surgeon GeneralWHO, and UNICEF.

The Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition does not discriminate in any policy or program related to membership, events, services, or any other activity on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference.