Expression of Care

The Expression of Care program is designed to eliminate barriers for women in the state of Oregon

who choose to provide breastmilk for their infant despite incarceration and separation. 

The program is an extension of our mission to increase access to human milk and improve

the health of an underserved population. 

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Expression of Care is a program based on the collaborative work between Northwest Mothers Milk Bank (NWMMB), Coffee Creek Correctional Institution (CCCI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). The program is designed to reduce breastfeeding barriers by providing lactation support, supplying milk collection bags, and offering a reliable milk delivery/shipping service for women who participate in the CCCI Breastfeeding Program. The program also supplies infant caregivers with educational resources about infant feeding and the importance of breastmilk feedings. 

 

In 2019, NWMMB received an Immediate Impact grant from the Women’s Foundation of Oregon to implement the program. Financial donations and unopened boxes of milk collection bags are accepted to provide continued support for this essential program.

 

Click here to learn more about the program's history. 

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