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Brenda Bandy

Brenda Bandy

Brenda Bandy is the co-executive director of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition and a founding member and past president of the coalition. Brenda oversees the KBC’s programs, which includes work with employers, child care providers, families, public health, hospitals, and community organizations. She serves on the Kansas Maternal Child Health Council which advises the state Title V program. She has been an active member representative to the US Breastfeeding Committee since 2011 and served on the USBC Board of Directors. Brenda has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for more than 10 years and is a retired La Leche League Leader of 20 years. She has a passion for bringing people together to remove barriers to breastfeeding.

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Gov. Laura Kelly signs a proclamation designating August as "Kansas Breastfeeding Month." (Submitted)

How do we break down barriers to breastfeeding in Kansas? Communities, scholarships pave the way

By: and - August 17, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Brenda Bandy and Jennie Toland are co-executive directors of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly declared August “Kansas Breastfeeding Month” during a ceremony July […]

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For health of Kansas mothers and babies, a focus on 1,000 crucial days

By: and - August 26, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Treva Smith and Brenda Bandy are co-executive directors of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition. Each year in Kansas, more than 35,000 babies will be born. More than […]