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  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data has been released!!

    Read more here!


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

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    Read the 2014 LA County Breastfeeding Summit Report Here

Breastfeeding School Report and Laws for School Districts

The ACLU of Southern California (ACLU SoCal), BreastfeedLA (The Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles) and the California Women’s Law Center released a report... Read more

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  • Job Corner

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Upcoming Events

May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar: Mothering the Microbiome @ Online
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Breastfeeding Webinar:

Mothering the Microbiome

Digestive Health Strategies to Improve Breastfeeding and Infant Health Outcomes

Friday, May 13, 2016
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Live and online.
Recorded Webinar will be available for 2 weeks following the live presentation.


Nicole Fox, MPH, RD

Nicole Fox is a Registered Dietitian and holds a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from UCLA. She maintains a private practice in Pasadena, California, with a focus on functional nutrition and brain health throughout the lifecycle.

Nicole consults with research teams to implement standardized data collection for studies needing retrospective nutrition reporting, speaks regularly to health care professionals as well as the public about the effect of nutrition on the brain and the microbiome.

She is an internship preceptor for Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State LA and USC and mentors dietitians in training to explore innovative paths for educating and inspiring people to improve their health. She serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Dietetics Association and actively supports changes in nutrition and health public policy.

You can learn more about Nicole on her website at

Program Description

The gut microbiome is a health topic you can’t ignore: don’t miss learning about the research on how the maternal microbiome intersects with breastfeeding. Helpful tips on how to create nutrition education materials and educate families on strategies that benefit or harm microbiome health will be shared.

Program Objectives

Following the didactic presentation, participants will be able to:

Describe the connection between maternal microbiome and improved breastfeeding and neonate outcomes

Describe the role of healthy breastmilk in prevention of food allergies, reflux, and cognitive emotional disorders

Identify three maternal health signs and symptoms of a compromised microbiome

List at least two evidence based microbiome interventions

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Continuing Education Credits

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This webinar offers 2.4 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 2 L CERPs will be awarded for this seminar.

Participant Confirmation and Handouts

Registration confirmation will be sent to participants providing an e-mail address. If they are available, handouts are sent two business days prior to the webinar.

Registration Information

Our events frequently sell out and we strongly encourage you to register EARLY and ONLINE, even if a check needs to be mailed for payment after registration is completed online. If you are registering a group, please include a distinct email address for each participant so that they will receive the handouts and other information about the event.

May 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Milk Donor Drive

RHBC Donor Milk Drive @ Providence St. John's Health Center
May 21 @ 9:00 am
Summer Activities for Mom & Baby presented by MOBB @ Kaiser Permanente Educational Outreach Program
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Mothers of Breastfeeding Babies (MOBB) Presents Summer Activities for Mom & Baby

*You do not need to be a Kaiser member to attend


Reading Corner

Breastfeeding Group

Learn about babywearing

Fun activities for you and baby


Mingle with other moms

Birthing Justice Forum @ California Endowment Center
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

The Association for Wholistic Maternal & Newborn Health present Human Rights in Childbirth U.S. Summit Birthing Justice Forum

Annual Ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2016

8:30 am – 6 pm

California Endowment Center – 1000 N. Alameda Street, Yosemite B, Los Angeles, CA 90012

2016 Health Care Provider Wellness Conference @ Cape Rey Carlsbad
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
RHBC South @ TBD
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition Conference @ The Public Health Training Center
Jun 16 all-day

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Most Requested Topics: 2016

Survey Results Show This Is What You Want to Know

Thursday, June 16, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

at The Public Health Training Center
1725 W.17th Street
Building 1729 E
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Featured Speakers and Topics

Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC
Chief Clinical Officer, Pacify
Starting Solid Foods and Preventing Picky Eating…What Every Lactation Professional Must Know

Laura Glynn, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology,
Chapman University
Maternal and Child Health in the Perinatal Period:
The Influences of Lactation, Milk Hormones and Post Partum Depression

Reka Morvay, MA, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant, BreastfeedLA, Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition
Breastfeeding Research Round Up

East Community Meeting @ PHFE - WIC
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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