Linn Benton Lincoln Breastfeeding Coalition
Our Mission: The Breastfeeding Coalition of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties is a regional collaborative that empowers and educates our community to support families in reaching their breastfeeding goals. Together we are working toward increasing access to lactation resources, improving knowledge of best practices, and enhancing a supportive work and social environment.
Our Vision: A culture that recognizes breastfeeding as the optimum for health and wellbeing.
Linn Benton Lincoln Breastfeeding Coalition Board Members
Leah Brunson BS, IBCLC
Leah Brunson is the Linn County WIC program Coordinator and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Leah has been serving families in the Linn County WIC program for over 25 years. She is passionate about her work consulting with clients using motivational interviewing strategies to help parents set and meet goals.
In her down time, now that she has adult children, Leah enjoys yoga, gardening, hiking, and exploring Oregon with her husband and two German Shorthair dogs Molly and Mia.
Shelby believes in the power of support and education in motivating and empowering families to make their own best feeding choices for their children. She strives to help mothers build a stronger foundation for child lifelong health by supporting breastfeeding past the first year.
She supported families as a birth doula for several years and currently as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for Linn County’s WIC program. Shelby is attending PSU’s Human Lactation Program to add to her bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education, and ultimately wants to obtain her IBCLC.
Her hobbies include running, dancing, reading, coaching track, combing the coast, and keeping up with her toddler and son’s sports.