The State Breastfeeding Task Force meets quarterly to work on special breastfeeding projects of interest to advocates across Illinois. Current projects include:
The Hospital Advocacy project was begun in 2010 and is designed to help moms know their rights and empower them to request breastfeeding friendly and evidence-based practices of their local hospitals.
The Hospital Advocacy Project consists of the Breastfeeding Bill of Rights, Hospital Experience - Pleased and Hospital Experience - Disappointed.
Breastfeeding is Smart Business
A program established in 1991 to inform Illinois businesses of work-site lactation laws.
The program consists of the Breastfeeding is Smart Business brochure describing Illinois laws, recommending work-site lactation rooms and an awards program for businesses with breastfeeding-friendly work-site lactation programs.
Awareness and education program for grandmoters to learn how to support breastfeeding daughters, daughters-in-law, etc.
Faith Based Initiative
A faith based initiative designed to promote breastfeeding in the faith community.
A series of pamphlets for client education.
Child Care Providers Education Project
A collaborative project based on the West Central Task Force's Childcare Project.