The History

Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities

The Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities initiative began in Chapel Hill and Carrboro with the support and coordinated efforts of a representative team from the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, the Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill, La Leche League of Chapel Hill, and the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, and later expanded to include Orange County Health Department, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition and others in and around the area. Read More

Becoming Breastfeed Durham

Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities of Durham (Breastfeed Durham) began in 2018 with the combined efforts of representatives from the Durham Women’s Council, Family Connects of Durham, and La Leche League of Durham. In 2019 we changed our name from Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities of Durham to Breastfeed Durham. We launched our independent website in June 2020. The initiative is growing. Currently, the Breastfeed Durham team consists of over 750 members who work, volunteer, and/or represent a variety of organizations including Durham Women’s Council, La Leche League of Durham, Moms Rising, Duke University Health System, the board of Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities global, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)), the Durham City Council, the Durham Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Mayors of Durham, The Durham County Department of Public Health, the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition, Fatherhood of Durham, Family Contacts of Durham, faith-based groups, and many more.