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.

2021 SDCBC Breastfeeding Webinar Series

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Breastsleeping: Humankind’s Oldest & Most Successful Sleep & Feeding Arrangement

May 22, 2021: 10:00-11:30 AM - FREE!

Professor James J. McKenna, PhD, MA, is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother-infant cosleeping and its relationship to breastfeeding and SIDS.  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the 2008 “Anthropology in the Media Award” from the American Anthropological Association in recognition of his extensive work with television, radio and print media in educating the public on the importance of anthropological concepts. His newest book, “Safe Infant Sleep: Expert Answers to Your Cosleeping Questions”, for both medical professionals and the public, was published in 2020.

Professor James J. McKenna

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Jason Sauberan

Jasone Sauberan, PharmD

Drugs in Milk: Kinetics, Counseling, & Correct Compendia

Saturday, June 26, 2021

10-11 AM PDT    

Jason Sauberan, PharmD  is a research pharmacist for the Neonatal Research Institute at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, and a practicing neonatal-perinatal clinical pharmacist.

His research interests include neonatal nutrition, drug formulations, antimicrobial therapy, and drugs in breastmilk. A drug information providing enthusiast, he has been assistant author of the NIH-NLM LactMed database since its introduction in 2003, co-editor of the AAP Nelson’s Pediatric and Neonatal Antimicrobial Therapy handbooks, contributor to the AAP Red Book, and Scientific Advisor to Mother-to-Baby California and the Mommy’s Milk Research Biorepository. He is a long term member of SDCBC. He always enjoys being called upon by his lactation consultant or maternal health counselor colleagues for help handling tricky maternal medication scenarios.


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The Science Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding: The Microbiome & Epigenetics


Saturday, July 24, 2021

10-11 AM PDT

Dr. Jenny Thomas is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist in Franklin, Wisconsin, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2003. She is now serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding Executive Board after spending several years as the Chief of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators.  She is a founder and an Immediate-past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition. She is the author  of  "Dr. Jen's Guide to Breastfeeding."  She has received national awards for teaching,  advocacy for children, and innovation within her practice and community.

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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.