Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of our community by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding through education, outreach, advocacy, and service. We strive to make breastfeeding possible by working with mothers, businesses, health care professionals, and the community.

Mission Statement

The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition is a 501©3 non-profit organization that has been serving the San Diego bringing together health care providers, agencies, organizations, individuals, families, and other breastfeeding advocates to support, protect and promote breastfeeding who are passionate about making breastfeeding attainable for all families in the San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Liquid Gold Gala is Back!

Health professionals, advocates, supporters, and families will be coming together on this special night to honor the amazing impact and work the Coalition and all our amazing members and community has done to improve the health and wellbeing of mothers, infants, and families in San Diego County.

Join us for our 2022 Educational Events

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative For The NICU & An Open Q&A with An IBCLC+Neonatologist
09/30/2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT As lactation practitioners, we encounter cases in which we may desire a physician's perspective to gain clarification on ...
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Best Practices for Providing Inclusive Lactation Support To The Members Of The LGBTQIAP+ Community
June 30, 2022 9:30AM-12:30PM Guest Presenter: Stevie Merino MA, CLES, Doula
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Tongue Tie: What’s The Problem? with Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC
Tongue-tie affects more than sore nipples. It may be a factor in a baby not latching on. It is an important factor in late-onset decreased ...
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A Fresh Look, A Mother-Centric Approach To Reduce Early Breastfeeding Cessation-The Science/Practice
Abstract:Science has spotlighted the time-sensitive window of opportunities in the first hour, the natural conclusion of the birth chapter. Are we enabling mothers to take ...
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Lactogenic Foods for Milk Production with Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
Historically, nutrition has always been a part of the health strategy of traditional cultures. New mothers especially have been offered special foods to ensure good ...
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Continuing Education Webinars Now Streaming

Browse our virtual library of evidence-based, community-focused lactation webinars

News & Updates

Congratulations to our Summer 2022 Lactation Scholarship Awardees

In partnership with UCSD Extension's Global Lactation Alliance Program, SDCBC offers scholarships for community leaders who are pursuing LEC ...
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News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education-July 2022

News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education July 2022 News Mandatory California Hospital ...
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What do these breastfeeding guidelines tell us?

Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released an updated policy statement on breastfeeding that suggested increasing the duration of ...
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Promote Non-Nutritive Breast Feeding

WEE NUZZLE: A Quality Initiative to Promote Non-Nutritive Breast Feeding in Order to Increase Breastmilk at Discharge for ...
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Fathers and Breastfeeding Resources

Fathers have an important role to make chest/breastfeeding work.  Breastfeeding: What is a Father to Do? Recorded Webinar ...
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2021 Annual Report

In 2021, the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition celebrates 28 years of protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding families in San Diego County.

Despite the barriers presented throughout the pandemic, we have become more creative and more connected as a movement.

Some of our accomplishments from 2021 include

  • awarding seven lactation education scholarships to promote diversity and equity in the lactation field,
  • hosting monthly education events serving over 900 health professionals and community members,
  • distributing over 3,900 breastfeeding resource guides, and
  • advocating with the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to proclaim August San Diego County Breastfeeding Month.

Download our 2021 Annual Report Below or click the photo to view online. 

Thank you for helping us raise $5,616.96 during our 2021 GivingTuesday campaign!

Because of your generosity, we will be able to continue to give scholarships for UCSD's Lactation Education program-- providing opportunities for more people to increase lactation support in the communities that need it the most! If you still would like to donate, click here.