Educational Webinars

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.

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Beyond the Hospital:

Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics, and Public Health Nurses

with Eyla Boies, MD, FAAP, FABM |  1 L-CERP & 1 CEU

Saturday, December 18, 2021  |  10-11:00 AM PDT

December 18th, 2021 Beyond the Hospital-Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics and Public Health Nurses (1)

Registration Prices

  • SDCBC Members Ticket: $10
  • Non-Members Early Bird Ticket (until 12/10/21): $15 
  • Non-Members General Registration Ticket: $25

Webinar Description

Join SDCBC on December 18, 2021, from 10am-11am PDT in the presentation of "Beyond the Hospital-Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics, and Public Health Nurses".  A live webinar featuring the founder and medical director of UCSD Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC), Dr. Eyla Boies, MD, FAAP, FABM.
During this webinar, Dr. Boies will illustrate how to provide breastfeeding support to the mother-baby-dyad after hospital discharge. Dr. Boies will begin the webinar by identifying different breastfeeding support strategies and explaining best practices for implementation within the newborns' discharge medical care plan. Next, she will discuss the different signs that professionals need to recognize in dyads who are having difficulties with breastfeeding, such as sore nipples and engorgement, putting them at risk of breastfeeding failure.
Building on this information, she will describe a number of tactics that should be employed to help the dyad thrive in their breastfeeding journey.  In closing, she will demonstrate how to develop plans to manage common infant problems related to breastfeeding in the first two weeks after discharge for example insufficient weight gain, jaundice, and late preterm infant.
This webinar is of great benefit for professionals working with breastfeeding dyads after hospital discharge!

Featured Speaker

Eyla Boies, MD, FAAP, FABM

Founder & Medical Director for the UCSD Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC)

Pediatrician and Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego

Founder & Medical Director for the UCSD Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC)
Founder & Medical Director for the UCSD Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC)

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Previous Educational Seminars

Non-Profit Milk Banking:

Filling The Mothers’ Milk Gap

with Lisa Stellwagen MD, FAAP |  1 L-CERP & 1 CEU

Saturday, November 20, 2021  |  10-11:00 AM PDT

On November 20, 2021 from 10am-11am PDT The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition hosted Non-Profit Milk Banking: Filling The Mothers' Milk Gap a live webinar featuring the executive and medical director for The University of California Health Milk Bank Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, MD, FAAP.
Dr. Stellwagen opened her presentation by illustrating the current AAP recommendation for the use of pasteurized donor human milk in pediatrics. Next, she explained in detail the rigorous safety protocols in non-profit milk banking that assure that donated milk is safe for use, for example the screening process that must be completed by all prospective donor mothers. Continuing, she defined and outline the methodology behind the milk processing practices that retain milk’s nutritional and biologic properties but prevent pathogen transmission.
Additionally, she spoke on milk donation and donor milk use patterns in San Diego County. Last, she will provide information on The University of California Health Milk Bank's successes as well as, speaking on gaps that still exist and what can can be done to fill them. In closing, she updated attendees on the current hot topics in the human milk banking world.
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Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, MD, FAAP 

Executive and Medical Director for The University of California Health Milk Bank

Professor for the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine

November 20th, 2021 Non-Profit Milk Banking; Filling The Mothers’ Milk Gap with Lisa Stellwagen MD, FAAP
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During this webinar, Dr. Linares shared cultural differences in Latinx breastfeeding customs depending on country of origin and/or acculturation status. Additionally, she discussed various practical strategies to overcome unnecessary supplementation in some Latinx cultures.

Featured Speaker

Ana Maria Linares, DNS, RN, IBCLC 

Fulbright Scholar, Associate Professor of Nursing University of Kentucky

Ana Maria Linares, DNS, RN, IBCLC, serves in the Cultural Committee, United States Breastfeeding Committee (CRASH - USBC). She is a member of the Research Team, International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Human Lactation.

Recently, for her outstanding work advocating and improving exclusive breastfeeding in populations with health inequalities she was selected as the recipient of the Research in Minority Health Award by the Southern Nursing Research Society; and the Cultural Changemaker Award from USBC.

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Breastfeeding and Tongue Tie

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Breastfeeding and the Law

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“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.

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Birth, Bonding & Breastfeeding

July 28, 2018
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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.