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The Art of Breastfeeding Contest

The Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition’s mission is to improve the health and well-being
of Arkansans by working collaboratively to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.

The purpose of this contest is to depict breastfeeding as something natural and acceptable wherever
a mother wants to feed her baby. Artwork submitted for this contest can be in any style and should
meet the following requirements:

  • Mother(s) and baby(ies) are recognizable as such and in a public place or other real-life
    situation that might actually be encountered by a mom and baby today (e.g. in a park,
    restaurant, or store)
  • Portrays breastfeeding in a positive light
  • Is framed and ready for display

Prizes:

1st Place: $20000          2nd Place: $15000          3rd Place: $10000

Winners will be contacted by June 30, 2017 and their names will be announced on the Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition’s FaceBook page and website. All artwork will be displayed at the Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition’s Annual Symposium to be held on July 14, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas and some of it will be on the ABC Facebook page.  

 

The entry fee is $10 for students and $15 for non-student artists. Payments may be made through the Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition’s website (http://www.arbfc.org/donate) or by check made out to:
     Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition,

     P.O. Box 251952, Little Rock, AR 72225.

In addition to the entry fee, all applicants are required to submit a digital photo, along with dimensions and title, to Jennifer Medley at jensmedley72@gmail.com .

Artwork should be mailed or delivered to Jennifer Medley. To make arrangements, please contact Jennifer @ 501-231-3101.

The deadline for contest entry is May 15, 2017.  Click here to view the application.

Feel free to share the flyer with anyone you know that may be interested!

Art of Breastfeeding Flyer

 

Workplace Breastfeeding Accommodation Project

The Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition has received a 6 month long grant from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) to assist workplaces throughout the state.  This includes training and policy writing to ensure state laws regarding breastsfeeding are met as well as assistance in setting up a space appropriate for mothers to express milk or nurse while at work.  We have had an overwhelmingly positive response  and are hopeful that we will be able to secure further funding to continue this project.

Click the link below to learn about upcoming training oportunities for worksites.

Worksite Lactation Accommodations Training

 

Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition IBCLC Exam Scholarship

Are you taking the IBCLC exam for the first time this year?  Are you having to pay the total fee yourself without any help from anyone? Are you an AR resident?  ABC's got your back!  See attached application about the Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition IBCLC Exam scholarship in the amount of $200 upon proof of passing the exam.  Get your application in NOW!

Print and complete the application form and return mail to the address listed.  All applications must be received or postmarked by March 31st, 2016 for the April exam or September 30th, 2016 for the October exam to be eligible.

ARBFC Scholarship Form

 

Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition's Annual Breastfeeding Symposium

We are gearing up for a fantastic symposium this year.  Stay tuned for more announcments and information!  In the meantime, put us on your calendar for July 15, 2016.

 

Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding Through Peer and Professional Support 

The Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition (ARBFC) was awarded as 18 month grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) as part of their "Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Support Project."  Through this project, ARBFC has been able to place a peer counselor in the Desha County Health Unit.  The peer counselor is tasked with implementing peer support services to increase initiation, duration, and exclusivity of breastfeeding withing their community.