Jennie Toland, BSN, RN, CLC, is the co-executive director of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition. Before this, she worked for more than three years at the Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City as a nurse in OB and NICU helping breastfeeding families. She also worked two years for the Ford County Health Department as a Maternal & Infant Program coordinator and WIC nurse. Jennie led the formation of the Ford County Breastfeeding Coalition in 2018 and serves as its volunteer executive director. Working in southwest Kansas has provided her with unique experiences with diverse populations who have been historically underserved and/or underrepresented.
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 […]