SDCBC Breastfeeding Blog

with Guest Blogger To-wen Tseng

National Breastfeeding Month 2021: Every Step of the Way

By To-wen Tseng | August 25, 2021

“If I could talk to myself eight years agoSeeing what I’ve seen, knowing what I knowI would tell that new motherThere’ll be days aheadWhen breastfeeding doesn’t seem to workI would tell her she can trust herselfCause now I gotta picture of landscape of infant feedingI can see with perfect clarityIt wasn’t impossibleIt was what we…

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors Proclaim August as San Diego County Breastfeeding Month!

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | August 24, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2021 SAN DIEGO—National Breastfeeding Awareness Month (NBM) is observed annually to raise awareness to address barriers to human milk feeding faced by families across the United States and around the world. The theme for this years’ breastfeeding month is “Every Step of the Way” and each week therein is celebrated…

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Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego: Apoyando la Lactancia Materna en el Cuidado Infantil: Martes, 24 de Agosto @6:30 pm PDT – ¡Gratis!

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | August 9, 2021

Participe en un entrenamiento GRATUITO diseñado para proveedores decuidado infantil y aprenda cómo puede apoyar a familias que amamantanMuchas mamás regresan a trabajar ó a la escuela durante los primeros tres meses de vida de su bebé. El apoyodurante esta transición es extremadamente importante y puede determinar el que los bebés reciban leche maternaó no.…

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Lactation Education Counselor Fall 2021 Scholarship Applications Now Open!

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | August 9, 2021

In partnership with UCSD Extension’s Global Lactation Alliance Program, SDCBC is excited to offers scholarships for individuals passionate in pursuing certification as a “Lactation Counselor”. The UCSD Lactation program prepares lactation educators to assist in the promotion of breastfeeding and to interact in the breastfeeding situation by assisting and encouraging the breastfeeding triad of mother,…

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Vaccinated Mothers Turning to Breast Milk to Protect Babies

By To-wen Tseng | July 18, 2021

A friend of mine re-latched her two-year-old soon after getting her COVID-19 vaccine back in May, hoping to give the child antibodies via breast milk. Her child was previously weaned at 18 months old. My friend is not alone. It is reported that vaccinated mothers have been turning to breast milk to protect children too…

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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."