2020 World Breastfeeding Week


2020 World Breastfeeding Week Seminars

$15 each or all 6 Seminars for $60 ($50 for individual SDCBC members)

SDCBC Extraordinary Educational Extravaganza

Saturday August 1, 2020: 12-1 PM PDT

Speaker: Carol Bartle, RN, RM, IBCLC, PGDip (Child Advocacy), MHSc,

Canterbury Breastfeeding, New Zealand

Saturday August 8, 2020: 10-11 AM PDT

Speaker: Karolina Ochoa BSN, IBCLC

Redlands, CA

Saturday, August 15, 2020: 10-11 AM PDT

Speaker: Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, NJ

Saturday, August 22, 2020: 10-11 AM PDT

Speaker: Nancy E. Wight MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

Neonatology, San Diego, CA

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Mary Grant, PHN for County of San Diego's Black Infant Health Program

Jarrah Foster, IBCLC with Team Tongue Tie and Black Infant Health Program

Nikki Helms, Postpartum Doula, Midwife and Lecturer

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Speakers: Dr. Lars Bode, Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, & Dr. Christina Chambers

UCSD & UCSD Health

Black Breastfeeding Week: August 25 - August 31

Black Breastfeeding Week is a time to celebrate the strength and resilience of Black families and communities, and to take action to eliminate the barriers to breastfeeding success.

In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition and the County of San Diego Perinatal Equity Initiative have partnered to host a free screening of the documentary, Chocolate Milk. This documentary is an exploration of the racial divide in breastfeeding, told through the narratives of three African-American women: a new mother, a midwife, and a WIC lactation educator.

Virtual film screening followed by a live Q&A with Director Elizabeth Bayne

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020 6 PM - 8:30 PM

To register for the screening, visit our Eventbrite page by August 24th, 2020.

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.