The PUMP Act is Now Signed Into Law. What Changes Is It Gonna Make?
Unless you live in a cave, I’m sure you’ve heard that the Senate passed the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) act, a milestone protection for new mothers in the last few days of 2022. You’ve also probably heard that it’s a major milestone for women’s workplace civil rights. But what does it really…Read More
Practicing Your Rights of Breastfeeding At Work
Earlier this month I received a letter from a nursing mom through my Chinese-language breastfeeding page. Here was the scenario: The baby was now nine and a half months old. The mother got to pump milk every four hours, twice a day at work. The mom has added solid foods to the baby’s diet, but breastfeeding…Read More
Breastfeeding Actually Saved Me Lots of Work
Between my two kids, I breastfed for a total of six years. I exclusively breastfed for the first six months of each of them, and we extended the breastfeeding relationship to 2.5 years with my older one and 3.5 years with my younger one. I was often asked, “Isn’t that a lot of work?” True, breastfeeding…Read More
San Diego Coalition Honors Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer as 2022 Breastfeeding Champion
For Immediate Release – October 11, 2022 SAN DIEGO, CA Contact: Angeles Nelson, Board President email@example.com …Read More
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 or IBCLC education in order to increase lactation support in underserved communities. Each year the Coalition will announce several scholarship opportunities and select individuals vividly exhibiting a passion to serve San Diego families. Meet Leslie McFarlane Like…Read More
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 breastfeeding to two years or more from one year or more. This is the first update to the breastfeeding recommendations in a decade.Read More
Fathers and Breastfeeding Resources
Fathers have an important role to make chest/breastfeeding work. Breastfeeding: What is a Father to Do? Recorded Webinar from 5/22/2021 Objectives At the conclusion of the presentation the participant will be able to:1. Discuss the influence of paternal/partner attitudes on the mother’s decision to breastfeed.2. Evaluate and respond to at least 2 of the most common…Read More
It Is Not Kindness For Employers To Support Breastfeeding Parents At Work; It’s The Law.
May is my favorite month. It’s warm, but not too warm. The Lilacs and lilies of the valley bloom. Both Mother’s Day and Chinese Breastfeeding Awareness Day (which is May 20th) are in this month. It’s also AAPI Heritage month. This May, I was lucky enough to tell my breastfeeding story with a video produced by StoryCenter in collaboration…Read More
Lactation is Maternal Health. Let’s Support Black Lactating Mothers this Black Maternal Health Week.
April 11th marked the first day of Black Maternal Health Week this year. I think it is a great time to talk about how lactation is a crucial part of maternal health. Breastfeeding can reduce a mother’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and all these conditions affect black women at…Read More
Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Lactation Scholarship Awardees
In partnership with UCSD Extension’s Global Lactation Alliance Program, SDCBC offers scholarships for community leaders who are pursuing LEC or IBCLC education in order to increase lactation support in underserved communities. Each year the Coalition will announce several scholarship opportunities and select individuals vividly exhibiting a passion to serve San Diego families. Meet Reese Shasha I…Read More