Have you successfully breastfed in combat boots?  

Know someone who has combined breastfeeding with military service? 

You deserve a Challenge Coin to celebrate your success!

Breastfeeding in the military Challenge Coin
Breastfeeding in the military Challenge Coin

Are you a breastfeeding mother serving in the military? Have you successfully battled the many unique challenges that come with ‘giving the breast for baby and country’ ? Have you pumped in a HUMVEE or at the range? Pumped while overseas and shipped your milk home? Pumped while at Air Assault school? Pumped in a C-17 or Apache? Locked yourself in a storeroom so you pump?  Breastfed your baby at the CDC on your lunch break? Dealt with an admiral on the phone with your pump whirring the background? Done PT with aching breasts full of milk at 0500?  If you can answer yes to any of these (and more) then you deserve a Breastfeeding in Combat Boots Challenge Coin!

But why a Challenge Coin for breastfeeding in the military you ask? Because breastfeeding while serving in the armed forces is tough with multiple challenges to overcome, and breastfeeding rates have been shown to increase when mothers feel supported. A Challenge Coin signifies accomplishment and provides a tangible piece of support for a job well done. As a US Navy veteran who breastfed while on active duty, I launched a very successful Kickstarter Project to create a Challenge Coin to honor and celebrate the wonderful achievement of giving the breast for baby and country. This coin is designed for all mothers who have breastfed while serving in the military (whether on active duty, the Guard, Reserves or Veteran).

The Breastfeeding in Combat Boots Challenge Coin

The coin is 1.75″ with the front of the coin showing 2 mothers, one officer and one enlisted, breastfeeding their babies, with the 5 branches of the military on a white field, surrounded by the words “Giving the Breast for Baby and Country” on a green field.
The back of the coin shows a pair of combat boots and the slogan “Protect, Promote and Support” on a white field, surrounded by the words “Breastfeeding in Combat Boots”.

  • The officer and enlisted mothers represent the breastfeeding mothers of ALL ranks within the military who have the common goal of providing breastmilk to their babies.
  • The boots represent the hard work of providing breastmilk through deployments, separations, and long work days away from one’s baby.
  • The color pink represents breastfeeding.
  • The color green represents the military.
  • The color gold represents the ‘Gold Standard’ of breastfeeding.





Please contact BFinCB for details

Our Vision

To create a community where military mothers can share experiences, find information, and offer support in order to successfully breastfeed their babies while serving in the military.

Our Mission

BFinCB is committed to advocating, educating, and supporting all breastfeeding personnel serving in the military.

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Graham, WA 98338




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