The Family Friendly Business Initiative is spreading across Iowa and the Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition (IBC) is offering to assist interested coalitions or communities.  The goal of the initiative is to make it easier for mothers to nurse their little ones when they are out shopping.  This project provides an opportunity to educate businesses and their employees.  The initiative encourages businesses to provide a welcoming attitude and comfortable clean accommodations for breastfeeding mothers.

If your group would like to promote the Family Friendly Business Initiative in your area, Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition grant opportunity is available with funds to assist. The grant is for local breastfeeding coalitions established with the IBC or community groups. The grant was released in April 2013. The IBC will fund a maximum of $50 for each approved proposal. Applicants must show matching funds of 100%. The application is available on the Family Friendly Business tab.