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  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data has been released!!

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LA Convention Center – Breastfeeding Friendly!

BreastfeedLA is thrilled to share the amazing news that the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is Breastfeeding Friendly!  We spoke to Carisa Malanum, CMP, Vice President... Read More

  • Advocacy

    August 2017:  Just released! BreastfeedLA presents “Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Toolkit”



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  • BreastfeedLA Professional Education

    BreastfeedLA offers quality professional education to lactation care providers and the healthcare community.

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  • Job Corner

    Looking for a job in the lactation field or looking to hire a lactation professional?  Check out BreastfeedLA's Job Corner.

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Upcoming Events

Maternal Mental Health 101 Webinar (Free)
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

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Learn about the range of maternal mental health disorders, the prevalence, signs and symptoms and recommended treatment options in this complimentary webinar hosted by 2020 Mom and presented by Postpartum Support International.




UCSD Lactation Educator Counselor Course Start Date – Orange, CA
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm

This is the first date of the 5-day CLEC course offered by UCSD Extension.

Dates for this course are (2017) : Sept 26, 27, 28 and Nov 16 and 17.

Additional details and enrollment information are available at


Powered By Community: Architect Community-Centered Practices and Programs in Breastfeeding Support @ Online
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am


RHBC East Meeting @ San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

The Stories We Tell About Breastfeeding with Kimberly Seals Allers @ Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Nov 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
The Stories We Tell About Breastfeeding with Kimberly Seals Allers @ Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center | Los Angeles | California | United States
Please join us for a day-long seminar focused on restructuring communities to support breastfeeding families and reducing health disparities in communities of color.
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Kimberly Seals Allers is a nationally-recognized consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health whose work has focused on health disparities and barriers to breastfeeding. Ms. Allers will discuss the social, cultural, and economic forces at work that we manipulating decisions and breastfeeding as she explored in her recent book “The Big Let Down – How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding.” She will discuss the roles of science, special interest groups, and the feminist movement and how they influence infant feeding decision-making. Ms. Allers will discuss how we can improve structural support for breastfeeding families and improve communication and messaging from the lactation community. This presentation will call to action physicians and other health professionals and create a blueprint for changing social acceptance of breastfeeding as the biological norm.
This event will be held at
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095.
Carpooling is recommended to ease parking limitations.
Early Bird registration before Midnight Pacific Time on Oct 30, 2017 – $100
General Registration and ALL Payments by Check On and After Oct 31 – $115
Written cancellations received by Midnight Pacific Time on Oct 30 will be granted, subject to a $5 fee. No refunds will be granted after this date.
ALL payments by check will be subject to the General Registration fee of $115 and MUST be received by Oct 31. Checks payable to BreastfeedLA should be mailed WITH REGISTRATION FORM (from brochure) to
2851 W 120th St Ste E #335
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Nursing babies in arms are always welcome at BreastfeedLA events.
Continuing Education units will be available at no additional charge. 6 contact hours for nurses and 5 CERPs for re-certifying IBCLCs are available for this event. BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 16435). BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. (#CLT113-36)
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Nursing Symposium @ Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
OCLCA General Meeting @ Kaiser Irvine
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Orange County Lactation Consultant Association general meeting on the 2nd Monday of February, May, August, and November.

Kaiser Irvine
6650 Alton Pkway
Medical Office Blding 2 5th Floor, Conference Rm 1

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(Informal coffee meetups happen every intervening month.)

Meetings are open to lactation professionals including IBCLCs, CLEs, CLECs, LLL leaders, and students of these professions.

Partner Event – Save the Date: 2017 Health Disparities Conference @ The California Endowment
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Presented by Los Angeles County Action Learning Collaborative

Save-the- Date! The Los Angeles Action Learning Collaborative will be hosting their 2nd annual Health Disparities conference on November 15, 2017.

Health professionals who work with pregnant women and infants are invited to join us for this event. Presenters will discuss the factors negatively impacting maternal and infant health in Los Angeles County and outline strategies to reduce racial, ethnic and geographic disparities in birth outcomes.

 Registration will open in September 2017. The training will take place at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

RHBC West Meeting
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition November General Meeting @ The OCHCA WIC Trailer
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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