Educational Seminars

The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition (SDCBC) originally started in response to the lack of proper lactation education for healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, midwives, pediatric dentists, etc. This lack of education results in very poor support and promotion of the documented benefits of breastfeeding–the healthiest start for a baby.

For over 25 years, it has been the SDCBC’s vision that all healthcare professionals in San Diego County will be knowledgeable about, promote, and provide support for breastfeeding. Hosting multiple seminars every year is one of the ways we can ensure all healthcare professionals have the opportunity to receive current, accurate, scientifically valid, and culturally sensitive information.

2020 World Breastfeeding Week Seminars


Celebrating this year's WBW theme: Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet!

$15 each or all 6 Seminars for $60 ($50 for individual SDCBC members)

SDCBC Extraordinary Educational Extravaganza

CERPs (LTP # CTL 112-10) BRN Contact Hours

$15 each or all 6 Seminars for $60 ($50 for individual SDCBC members)

Saturday August 1, 2020: 12-1 PM PDT

Speaker: Carol Bartle, RN, RM, IBCLC, PGDip (Child Advocacy), MHSc,

Canterbury Breastfeeding, New Zealand

Saturday August 8, 2020: 10-11 AM PDT

Speaker: Karolina Ochoa BSN, IBCLC

Redlands, CA

Saturday, August 15, 2020: 10-11 AM PDT

Speaker: Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, NJ

Saturday, August 22, 2020: 10-11 AM PDT

Speaker: Nancy E. Wight MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

Neonatology, San Diego, CA

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Speakers: Dr. Lars Bode, Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, & Dr. Christina Chambers

UCSD & UCSD Health

$15 each or all 6 Seminars for $60 ($50 for individual SDCBC members)

Previous Educational Seminars

BFSD Feb 2020 Event

Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego Workshop

February 29, 2020

“Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care” co-hosted with Lactation Supportive Environments at UCSD Center for Community Health.

Breastfeeding education, resources, and giveaways for child care providers and center staff to support their families! For online training please visit our BFSD page


Breastfeeding and Cosleeping

October 12, 2019
The Return of Breastsleeping: Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement with Dr. James McKenna

Professor James J. McKenna is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother-infant cosleeping in relationship to breastfeeding and SIDS.


Breastfeeding and Tongue Tie

August 3, 2019

Breastfeeding-the Tongue and Beyond: Controversies, Confusions, & Unknowns

Controversies, misconceptions, and confusion abound in the identification and management of ankyloglossia.


Breastfeeding and the Law

March 30, 2019

“Breastfeeding & The Law: A Right, Not a Privilege!” will share the latest state and federal legal frameworks around protections for breastfeeding mothers and babies in public, private, and workplace settings.


Birth, Bonding & Breastfeeding

July 28, 2018
Birth, Bonding & Breastfeeding: Neuroscience & Neurobehavior
A very special day-long seminar with Dr. Nils Bergman, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week, focused on the role of neuroscience in birth, bonding, and breastfeeding.

Breastmilk Matters

March 10, 2018

“Breastmilk Matters: Maternal Controversies” with Susan Crowe, MD.

Learn more about how formula advertising, breast pumps, and maternity leave can impact breastfeeding success.