SDCBC Breastfeeding Blog

with Guest Blogger To-wen Tseng

News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education-September 2022

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | September 14, 2022

Top May 2022 Headlines: Infant Formula Shortage Resources, Protections for Working Mothers, New Trainings, and more.

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News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education-August 2022

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | August 15, 2022

Top May 2022 Headlines: Infant Formula Shortage Resources, Protections for Working Mothers, New Trainings, and more.

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Breastfeeding is a One-Of-A-Kind Experience

By To-wen Tseng | August 14, 2022

This National Breastfeeding Month, I invited the followers of my Facebook Breastfeeding Page to show their breastfeeding experience with five emojis. The results were truly fascinating and really reflect how unique each mother’s breastfeeding journey can be. Here are some most impressive responses:  From a mom who did not attend prenatal breastfeeding class, “I couldn’t believe that…

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Congratulations to our Summer 2022 Lactation Scholarship Awardees

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | July 14, 2022

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…

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News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education-July 2022

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | July 14, 2022

Top May 2022 Headlines: Infant Formula Shortage Resources, Protections for Working Mothers, New Trainings, and more.

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Promote Non-Nutritive Breast Feeding

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | June 28, 2022

WEE NUZZLE: A Quality Initiative to Promote Non-Nutritive Breast Feeding in Order to Increase Breastmilk at Discharge for Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Background: Non-nutritive breast feeding (NNBF) is breast/chest feeding on a breast after it has been pumped. Reduced opportunities for infants to practice direct latching may discourage parents, impact breastmilk…

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Fathers and Breastfeeding Resources

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | June 16, 2022

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…

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News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education-June 2022

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | June 15, 2022

Top May 2022 Headlines: Infant Formula Shortage Resources, Protections for Working Mothers, New Trainings, and more.

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This World Food Safety Day, What Can We Learn from the US Formula Crisis?

By To-wen Tseng | June 14, 2022

What is World Food Safety Day? June 7th is the second World Food Safety Day. It is a WHO initiative that aims to draw attention to the need to prevent food-borne risks, and contribute to food security, human health, economic prosperity, and sustainable development among other food-related concerns. Unfortunately, on this World Food Safety Day,…

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To-wen

To-wen Tseng

To-wen is a Chinese American journalist, author, and breastfeeding activist. For years To-wen has advocated for family-friendly policy and gender equity at the workplace, blogging about breastfeeding as a human right, and speaking out about breastfeeding barriers in Asian-American communities and beyond. She co-founded the Asian American Breastfeeding Taskforce in 2017.

To-wen received the 2018 HealthConnect One Foundation's Birth Equity Leader Academy Community Project Award, and in 2019, she was recognized by US Breastfeeding Committee as the Emerging Leader of the year. This year, an Asian breastfeeding photovoice project she led won 2020 California Breastfeeding Coalition's Golden Nugget Award for "excellence in reducing a key barrier to breastfeeding the social norm."