The Western North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition is a joint effort from local lactation providers and supporters in our region of the state.
Perinatal Region 1 (PR1) is composed of the 16 Western most counties in North Carolina: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.
There are 6 perinatal care regions and we are perinatal region one.
Our mission is to bring together health care providers, agencies, organizations, individuals, families and other breastfeeding advocates to support, protect and promote breastfeeding in Western North Carolina.
Our Vision: Ensure that early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding will be the norm in North Carolina and to connect familiies with local resources in our community.