SDCBC Breastfeeding Blog

with Guest Blogger To-wen Tseng

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

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | May 14, 2022

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

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It Is Not Kindness For Employers To Support Breastfeeding Parents At Work; It’s The Law.

By To-wen Tseng | May 14, 2022

May is my favorite month. It’s warm, but not too warm. The Lilacs and lilies of the valley bloom. Both Mother’s Day and Chinese Breastfeeding Awareness Day (which is May 20th) are in this month. It’s also AAPI Heritage month. This May, I was lucky enough to tell my breastfeeding story with a video produced by StoryCenter in collaboration…

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

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | April 14, 2022

News and views on breastfeeding, human milk, and all things lactation education April 2022 News Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Blueprint Webinar Series Applications Open: NACCHO’s Subject Matter Expert Advisory Workgroups ROSE Breastfeeding Summit Georgia Lactation Consultants Victorious Over Unconstitutional Licensing Law AAP National Conference Now Accepting Breastfeeding Abstracts! Breastfeeding Advocates Recognize Georgia Pediatricians…

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Lactation is Maternal Health. Let’s Support Black Lactating Mothers this Black Maternal Health Week.

By To-wen Tseng | April 14, 2022

April 11th marked the first day of Black Maternal Health Week this year. I think it is a great time to talk about how lactation is a crucial part of maternal health. Breastfeeding can reduce a mother’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and all these conditions affect black women at…

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Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Lactation Scholarship Awardees

By San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition | April 6, 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 Reese Shasha I…

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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."