As we near the end of 2020, we want to express how thankful we are for our NMBTF members and community partners who help create supportive environments in which breastfeeding is the cultural norm, even through the unexpected challenges of the pandemic. We continue to maintain an up-to-date evidence-based resource page on our website providing best practices, guidelines, and supportive policies in response to COVID-19.
Many thanks to our incredible staff, Board members, Chapter leaders and members who have persevered through this year, meeting virtually and making this August’s World Breastfeeding Month absolutely amazing, online. We hope you all will join us this fall for virtual community engagement events! Learn more at https://nmbtf.silkstart.com/cpages/fallfest.
Looking forward to 2021, we are planning and staffing for Chapter and workplace support, Certified Lactation Counselor training, the Breastfeeding Friendly Clinic Initiative, home visitors engagement, lactation hotline partnerships, and more. Of course, we’re also planning our March 2021 Annual Conference, Lactation Care in the 21st Century, and hope that you will join us virtually “there” as well.
As always, NMBTF stands by our mission and with our community partners. Together, we are working diligently to help every family in New Mexico attain their breastfeeding goals, in supportive environments where breastfeeding is the cultural norm. Thank you for all you do every single day for New Mexico’s families!
Jennifer Mastripolito, Executive Director
Monica Esparza, Deputy Director