Breastfeeding | WithinReach WA



The Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington and the WithinReach Breastfeeding program promotes, protects, and supports breastfeeding as vital to the health of our communities.

Breastfeeding is an important predictor of the health of both a mom and her baby. In Washington only 20% of babies are exclusively breastfed for the recommended first six months of life!  WithinReach strives to change these statistics to ensure that every baby and mother have the best start at health and wellness.

WithinReach’s Breastfeeding Program provides a state-level support system to improve care for moms and babies across Washington State. WithinReach also houses the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington (BCW), a network of community members and local coalitions that serve to establish breastfeeding as the gold standard of infant feeding and nutrition.

WithinReach and the BCW provide the necessary support with the goal that moms are able to breastfeed longer and underserved populations have equitable access to breastfeeding resources. Here you will find information on the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington and other community projects, as well as breastfeeding resources.


  • Washington Coalition on Medicaid Outreach Spokane
    • WCOMO Spokane
      September 29, 2017
      9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Description: The Washington Coalition on Medicaid Outreach (WCOMO) provides essential information on innovative outreach strategies, health care reform and Medicaid policies. This longstanding coalition works…

  • 2017 Statewide WIC Conference
    • October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    SAVE THE DATE Nutrition First is hosting this year's statewide WIC Conference! WIC colleagues from around the state will participate in an energizing and educational conference…

  • The Lactation Journal Club
    • November 15, 2017
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    During these meetings we review and discuss current research and literature related to breastfeeding. Two IBLCE CERPs provided for a small fee ($5). The Lactation…