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Membership is $25.
Membership is for one year (January 1 – December 31) and is non-refundable.
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GNOBAC exists to increase awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding among persons of influence in the lives of mothers, such as health care providers, health care organizations, worksites (via Human Resource Departments), government agencies/the legislature, media, faith based organizations and others. To fulfill this mission, the organization is divided into four committees:
Coalition Establishment Committee
This committee is comprised of the executive officers and others who assist in the actual establishment of the coalition as a non-profit organization. Duties include new member recruitment, completion of IRS 501(c)3 application, establishment of a website, and funding.
Baby Friendly Hospital Committee
The responsibility of this committee is to work with hospitals to adopt more of the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding“. The Louisiana Office of Public Health and the Maternal and Child Health Coalition have developed The GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) Certification, based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The GIFT is program which recognizes hospitals in Louisiana that protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. The GIFT grants certification to those hospitals which guide their mothers through the breastfeeding process before, during and after the birth. With knowledge and support mothers can share the gift of breastmilk with their infants.
Health Care Provider Education Committee
The purpose of this committee is to provide educational opportunities and resources to area health care providers regarding the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. Activities include developing continuing education opportunities, participation in local, regional and national educational conferences, and planning other educational events.
Community Awareness Committee
This committee is charged with increasing community awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. Activities include development of a logo, public relations, marketing, and working with local businesses and media to promote breastfeeding as the norm for infant feeding.