Call to Action: Public Comment in Support of Fully Funding SB 65

SB 65 is on the agenda for the Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 3 hearing TODAY! We are calling on our community of supporters to voice your support for fully funding SB 65, the California Momnibus Act, during the public comment period. How to Call in for Public Comment:  1. Dial: 844-291-6364 / Access Code: 3531283  2. You’ll be placed in a “waiting room” and…

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How the marketing of formula milk influences our decisions on infant feeding

More than half of parents and pregnant women (51%) surveyed for a new WHO/UNICEF report say they have been targeted with marketing from formula milk companies, much of which is in breach of international standards on infant feeding practices.   The report, How marketing of formula milk influences our decisions on infant feeding, draws on interviews…

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Dads, Not Just Moms, Need To Start Shouting For Paid Family Leave

father kissing his son while overlooking an infant in the stroller

In a 2019 piece for Family Values at Work, my husband shared his thoughts about the need for paid family leave for men. Since then, we’ve seen some changes—the Biden administration’s social spending bill, which includes a provision for four weeks of paid family and medical leave—not exactly robust but better than nothing—passed the house narrowly last November.…

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A Look Back at SDCBC’s Activism in 2021

Woman breastfeeding her infant with a christmas tree and holiday decor in the foreground

What a year! In the face of a pandemic, San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition continues to protect, promote and support breastfeeding through education, outreach, advocacy, and service in our community. Here is a look back at what the coalition has done in 2021. Continue to put together our signature Breastfeeding Resource Guide for families in both English and…

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Take Action before 2021 Ends

The year is quickly coming to a close but we are still busy mobilizing support to pass key policies that will drastically improve the lives of San Diego County babies and families.   Click the links below to help us pass three key pieces of Federal legislation before 2022.   Take Action – > Pass Build Back Better in…

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Join our Board of Directors

Join our Board and Make an Impact! The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition is currently looking for candidates who reflect the full diversity of the communities that we serve to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors for 2022. Our current Board of Directors is comprised of a passionate, diverse group of individuals from various…

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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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Lactation Practice Within Immigrant Communities

I once knew a woman who breastfeed on a refugee boat for 48 hours and saved her two young children’s lives—yes, saved their lives, not kept them alive. It was during the 1949’s Chinese Civil War, and that was a small boat packed with displaced people. Her fellow refugees were afraid that the kids’ crying…

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