Health—General & Rehabilitative

Central Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition

  • Alexandria, LA
  • www.cenlabreastfeeding.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Central Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition is to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in Central Louisiana; to facilitate networking among those who promote, protect, and support breastfeeding; to serve as a resource for professionals and lay persons in the community interested in gaining information on lactation and breastfeeding.

Main Programs

  1. Mom on Call
  2. Mom at Work
  3. Public Awareness Campaign

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Service Areas

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Louisiana

Avoyelles parish, Rapides parish, and Natchitoches parish and all cities, towns and rural areas within these three parishes

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Ary Deaton

Keywords

Self-reported

Breastfeeding peer counseling, workplace lactation program, breastfeeding suport group, breastfeeding classes

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Also Known As

Central Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.

EIN

20-3946476

 Number

2649631151

Physical Address

211 4th St.

Alexandria, LA 71301

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2008, our Mom on Call program provided peer counselors to over 400 mothers and our Mom at Work program helped fifteen employers in Rapides Parish to offer lactation programs to their employees. Our Mom2Mom support groups are offered monthly in each of the three parishes. We look forward to serving 500 more mothers and 30 new businesses in 2009. Achieving the CDC’s Healthy People 2010 Initiative recommendation of breastfeeding rates, (75% early post-partum, 50% at six months of age, and 25% at one year of age), will help to reduce infant morbidity and mortality, especially among those least likely to reach it because these groups shoulder a greater amount of negative health outcomes.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Mom on Call

Pregnant women and new breastfeeding mothers are provided with individual Peer Counseling Support for the prenatal period and the first year of their baby’s life. Mothers are called on a regular basis while pregnant until the baby is weaned or until the baby reaches one year of age. The mother may call for help at any time (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) during the period that they are pregnant or breastfeeding. This program now includes an outreach called Mom 2 Mom, a monthly support group and educational meeting to all interested expectant and new mothers.

Category

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 2

Mom at Work

Rapides businesses will be provided with assistance to offer a lactation program to their employees. Such businesses will enjoy an estimated savings of $3 per $1 vested in a breastfeeding program through decreased healthcare costs, absenteeism, staff turnover, improved productivity, higher morale,greater loyalty, and an improved ability to attract and retain valuable employees with a family-friendly image in the community.

Category

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Public Awareness Campaign

Provides information, materials and speakers about breastfeeding to the public, community organizations, and through the media.

Category

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Louisiana

Avoyelles parish, Rapides parish, and Natchitoches parish and all cities, towns and rural areas within these three parishes

Funding Needs

Program funding, In-kind donations of baby-care supplies, In-kind donations of meeting expenses, General operating funding

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

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Operations

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Central Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ary Deaton

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"I believe in breastfeeding, not just as the Executive Director of this organization,  but also as a Registered Nurse, and mostly as a mother. I know from my education as well as my experience that breastfeeding is the healthiest, most cost effective, smartest, and most natural method to feed an infant. I also know from experience that to be successful at breastfeeding, a mother needs support, education, and encouragement. Louisiana has the second lowest breastfeeding rates in the nation, and Central Louisina's rates are significantly lower than the state's rates. All mothers deserve access to this support and education - it can save her baby trips to the doctor, to the hospital, it can even save her baby's life."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

JoAnn Derbonne

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

Term: Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

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