2024 DC/Maryland Breastfeeding-Friendly Awards

May 3, 2024

The DC and Maryland Breastfeeding Coalitions are excited to announce the 2024 recipients of their Breastfeeding-Friendly Awards! Awardees were recognized at a ceremony today at Martha's Table in Washington, DC.

This year's Awardees:

  • First Baptist Church of Glenarden - Washington, DC

  • Lactation Room - Mt. Airy, MD
  • Lactation Room - North Bethesda, MD
  • TruCentered Chiropractic Care - Annapolis, MD

  • Children's National at Shepherd Park - Washington, DC
  • DC Metropolitan Policy Academy - Washington, DC
  • Lactation Room - North Bethesda, MD (healthcare and workplace awards)
  • Pompeian, Inc. - Baltimore, MD
  • The Parent Connection at GBMC - Towson, MD

    "Every current and past awardee is a role model for our region. We are proud to honor them all." says Dr. Dana Silver, President of the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition. DCBFC and MBC are nonprofit organizations, which unite breastfeeding advocates, health care providers, and families. They provide a forum for the development and exchange of resources and foster the establishment of breastfeeding as the normal way to nurture infants. Since 2010, the Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award has been granted to over 175 businesses, healthcare providers and/or childcare providers. "Despite federal and local requirements, some nursing mothers still do not receive sufficient supports from their employers. These awards highlight and applaud businesses, childcare providers and healthcare providers who are doing their best to support women in DC and Maryland," says Dr. Jessica Nash, Secretary of the DC Breastfeeding Coalition.

    Our Workplace Award recognizes businesses who have demonstrated support for breastfeeding through a conducive office environment. Our Healthcare Professional Awards, which began in 2014, recognizes demonstrated support for breastfeeding in the office, along with education of fellow healthcare professionals, office staff and families. Lastly, our Childcare Provider Award, launched in 2021, acknowledges the critical role daycare providers play in supporting breastfeeding. Based on the number of amenities and processes in place to support breastfeeding, nominees received the tiered awards at a gold, silver or bronze level.

    For more information on the DC/Maryland Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Awards program, contact Dr. Dana Silver or Dr. Jessica Nash. Please also see web stories and photos of the Workplace Award recipients on our websites, www.dcbfc.org and www.mdbfc.org

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