Three Ways to Support Paid Leave for All

Paid leave is potentially under threat today! There is pressure to eliminate paid family and medical leave from the Build Back Better Act.  We believe that anyone demanding that we choose between paid leave and other priorities is presenting us with false choices.  The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that…

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CA Releases First Maternal Mortality Surveillance Report

Maternal mortality is a key indicator of population health. Deaths in pregnancy and postpartum should be rare events, so routine and accurate surveillance of pregnancy-related deaths is an essential public health responsibility. CA-PMSS is a statewide surveillance of deaths among Californians who were pregnant within the prior year. The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH)…

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Black Breastfeeding Week is A Celebration of Sisterhood

BBFW 2021 Chardá Bell, CLEC, CBE, CPE, FSD Perinatal Health & Wellness Consultant Owner, Melanin Milk SD Doula & Lactation Support www.melaninmilksd.com As a Black mother, doula and lactation birthworker, I look forward to encouraging others to acknowledge groups and/or individuals for the outstanding work to support, promote and protect Black breastfeeding. In 2012, birth…

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Vaccination During Pregnancy

Based on new evidence about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is strengthening its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. (See updated Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines and COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding.) The increased circulation of the highly contagious Delta variant, low vaccine uptake among pregnant people, and…

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors Proclaim August as San Diego County Breastfeeding Month!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2021 SAN DIEGO—National Breastfeeding Awareness Month (NBM) is observed annually to raise awareness to address barriers to human milk feeding faced by families across the United States and around the world. The theme for this years’ breastfeeding month is “Every Step of the Way” and each week therein is celebrated…

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Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego: Apoyando la Lactancia Materna en el Cuidado Infantil: Martes, 24 de Agosto @6:30 pm PDT – ¡Gratis!

Participe en un entrenamiento GRATUITO diseñado para proveedores decuidado infantil y aprenda cómo puede apoyar a familias que amamantanMuchas mamás regresan a trabajar ó a la escuela durante los primeros tres meses de vida de su bebé. El apoyodurante esta transición es extremadamente importante y puede determinar el que los bebés reciban leche maternaó no.…

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Lactation Education Counselor Fall 2021 Scholarship Applications Now Open!

In partnership with UCSD Extension’s Global Lactation Alliance Program, SDCBC is excited to offers scholarships for individuals passionate in pursuing certification as a “Lactation Counselor”. The UCSD Lactation program prepares lactation educators to assist in the promotion of breastfeeding and to interact in the breastfeeding situation by assisting and encouraging the breastfeeding triad of mother,…

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Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Position Statement on Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Dyads

Last week, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine announced its NEW revised position statement: Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Dyads**.  Recently, there has been increased interest in ankyloglossia or tongue-tie demonstrated by a substantial increase in the number of publications. This parallels a huge increase in the diagnosis and treatment of tongue-tie around the world. Despite this reality, there…

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