Tied for First Place Win

Tied for First Place Win

Third Place Winner

Berks County
Breastfeeding Coalition

Berks Breastfeeding Coalition Photo Contest 2016!

It's back! We are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2016 with the return of our breastfeeding photo contest. Please send us your best breastfeeding picture or breastfed baby picture any time from now until July 25th. You can submit photos directly through the contest website or email photos to berksbreastfeeding@gmail.com. Photo submissions are limited to Berks County residents only.

Voting will occur from July 25th through July 30th. The winner will be announced on July 31st. Anyone can vote once a day during the week that voting is open. The winner will receive a gift basket at our upcoming World Breastfeeding Week Picnic on August 3rd! Photos will also be posted on our Facebook page periodically to celebrate breastfeeding in our community. Thanks for submitting to our contest!

The winner will receive a gift basket presented at the World Breastfeeding Week Picnic on August 3rd in Reading, PA. The Picnic is a joint venture between the Baby Bistro at PennState Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Berks County Breastfeeding Coalition. The picnic will take place on August 3, 2016 from 10 am – 1 pm at  Heritage Park, 1102 Red Bridge Rd, Reading, PA 19605. Mothers, Babies and Grandmothers are welcome. Please bring lawn chairs & a dish to share. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.

Presenting The Baby Bistro!

at Breidegam Family Birthing Center

2500 Bernville Road, FBC Conference Room

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: 10-11am

Free, pre-registration is not required, just come!

Come and meet other women who are breastfeeding their babies! This free drop-in group is a collaboration between Berks County Breastfeeding Coalition and Penn State Health St. Joseph that focuses on allowing breastfeeding mothers to support each other in a warm, nurturing environment. Breastfeeding mothers and their babies are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea, relax, and chat with others about what's going on as a new mom. Staff trained in lactation are available to answer any breastfeeding questions with accurate, up-to-date information. Weight checks are free. Moms and babies can come for as many weeks as they would like. This is not a place to solve big breastfeeding problems. If you are having a lot of breastfeeding issues, your situation may warrant an individual breastfeeding consult. For more info, feel free to contact us at berksbreastfeeding@gmail.com.

2015 Best Berks County

Breastfeeding Friendly Employers!


Congratulations to the following employers who are now certified as Best Berks County Breastfeeding Friendly Employers of 2015!

Women's Lifecycles - Website

Reading Hospital - Website
Reading Birth Center - Website
St. Joseph's Hospital - Website
Beauty by Design (honorary winner) - Website

The individual winner for their incredible personal story of pumping at work is Mallory Kercher from Reading Hospital. She is currently pumping at work for her 5 month old child and has managed to donate nearly 500 ounces of frozen milk to other moms in need. Congratulations to Mallory and to all the moms out there who are working hard to pump at work for their babies at home! We hope that next year there are even more breastfeeding friendly employers in Berks County.

Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winners!

  • To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Month, we held a breastfeeding photo contest. Here are the two pictures that tied for first place and the third place winner's pictures!

  • After a open vote, we decided on our new logo.  Thanks to everyone for voting!

  • We were on tv! Jeanine Dorman, Miriam Levi, and Cindy Griffith represented the coalition on Dr. Radosh's show, Medicine in the News, on April 22nd! Click HERE to see the video.