Goal & Mission
Goal: The Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance (TBA), a 501(c)3, facilitates education and networking among breastfeeding supporters in the Triangle area.
Mission: Our mission is to increase the numbers of mothers who achieve their personal breastfeeding goals and to increase their satisfaction with the care and support that they receive.
As part of our mission, we offer an annual one-day conference that is known for being an affordable source of quality lactation education. Held each spring since 2003, the conference attracts more than 150 attendees.
Become a Member
Network, discuss breastfeeding advocacy and help develop educational opportunities.
Connect with the local lactation support community and gain support from your peers
Learn about the latest research, resources and challenging clinical cases
Shape the content of educational offerings
Work toward equity by providing scholarships to aspiring IBCLCs from under-represented groups
Share in breastfeeding advocacy efforts
Lead a project committee or serve as an officer
Join by paying $10 annual dues online or by mailing a check made out to “TBA” to Michelle Bae, 236 Candia Lane, Cary, NC 27519.
Your dues can actually pay for themselves! If 5 or more people want to go together to pay their annual dues to the US Lactation Consultant Association, they can write their checks to “TBA” and the TBA Treasurer will pay the dues for the group. Paying as a group results in each person saving $10. Each person pays $75 instead of $85.
Pay dues via PayPal here.
Note: New Every Other Month Meeting Schedule
Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance full meetings are held the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months from 1PM to 3PM. Having a separate conference planning committee allows more time in full meetings for breastfeeding advocacy and networking. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Location of full meetings, holiday socials, and the annual conference: WakeMed Andrews Conference Center
(New Bern Avenue, Raleigh)
Check the TV monitors for the room number.
Free underground parking below the Conference Center
If full, there is additional paid parking available in lot P3.
TBA is committed to the WHO Code (World Health Organization International Code for the Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes). All members and attendees are expected to support the WHO Code.
Interested in coming to a meeting?
Anyone involved in breastfeeding support is welcome.
Health care providers, such as: IBCLCs, nutritionists, nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physicians, doulas, childbirth educators, chiropractors, and health department staff.
Health care profession students
Local and regional WIC staff
Community-based breastfeeding support group volunteers
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About the logo
The logo was designed with several meanings in mind.
The pinwheel, a classic children’s toy, symbolizes the time-honored ritual and practice of breastfeeding.
The pinwheel also is a traditional quilt pattern, which evokes swadling and cradling. Quilts offer a warm, safe, loving environment, much like the closeness a mother and child experience during breastfeeding.
The pinwheel is constructed of triangles, which is a subtle nod to the location and reach of TBA.
The triangles come together to form a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. That is the “alliance” aspect of TBA.
The colors of the triangles are meant to show that TBA understands the variety of needs in the community — breastfeeding is different for each mother.
Friends of TBA
In 2011, TBA achieved 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Thank you to James L. S. Cobb of Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton, LLP for his assistance in this endeavor.
Thank you to Teresa Kriegsman who designed the TBA logo.
Thank you to SpeedPro Imaging in Raleigh.