About Us

The Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC) is a statewide resource for healthcare providers, organizations, and families, working to improve the care of nursing parents and children. OBRC provides breastfeeding advocacy, education, trainings and research to promote innovative and interdisciplinary breastfeeding care throughout Oklahoma.  Thanks to federal Title V funding through the Oklahoma State Department of Health, OBRC offers the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline, a free 24/7 service where families can contact an I nternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) , the Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma (BBFOK) program, a program that helps Oklahoma birthing hospitals to obtain Baby-Friendly Designati on, and numerous professional education offerings .  OBRC, as part of the Maternal/Child Health section in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, supports the OU Health outpatient lactation clinic that is open to anyone, no matter where they delivered . Additionally, the OBRC team has helped OU Health, OU Physicians, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital and the Stephenson Cancer Center achieve Oklahoma State Department of Health recognition as Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites.

Our Mission

To improve breastfeeding outcomes through education, advocacy, clinical care and research. 

Our Vision

To promote innovative breastfeeding care in an interdisciplinary environment.

Our Contact Information

Please feel free to make use of anything you find on this site! With your commitment, together we can improve the health of our state by helping more mothers and babies successfully breastfeed.

Our Team

Becky Mannel, MPH, IBCLC, FILCA

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of OB/GYN

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences


Jaclyn Huxford, RDN/LD, IBCLC
Assistant Director, Technical Operations

Manager, Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline

Lactation Consultant, Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline


Sara Bellatti, MS, CLS
Finance & Admin. Coordinator

Education & Training Coordinator

Lactation Rotation Coordinator

Social Media & Web Management


Mothers and families seeking help for personal breastfeeding needs should call the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline at 877-271-MILK.