BreastfeedLA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of infants and families through education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support breastfeeding.

Need help with breastfeeding?

Breastfeed LA Resource Directory

Regional map of Los Angeles
  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data has been released!!

    Read more here!

Research

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

    Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 11.46.15 AM

    Read the 2014 LA County Breastfeeding Summit Report Here

  • Newsletter

    Subscribe here to receive BreastfeedLA's Newsletter:

  • BreastfeedLA Professional Education

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

    Learn More

  • Job Corner

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

    Learn More

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Mon
UCSD Lactation Educator Counselor Course Start Date – Orange, CA
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – May 12 @ 5:00 pm

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

Dates for this course are (2017) : Feb 27, 28, March 1, and May 11 and 12.

Additional details and enrollment information are available at www.breastfeeding-education.com

 

Mar
7
Tue
UCSD Lactation Educator Counselor Course Start Date – Mission Hills, CA
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – May 3 @ 5:00 pm

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

Dates for this course are (2017) : March 7, 8, 9 and May 2 and 3.

Additional details and enrollment information are available at www.breastfeeding-education.com

 

Mar
28
Tue
UCSD Lactation Educator Counselor Course Start Date – Pasadena, CA
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – May 10 @ 5:00 pm

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

Dates for this course are (2017) : March 28, 29, 30 and May 9 and 10.

Additional details and enrollment information are available at www.breastfeeding-education.com

 

Mar
30
Thu
Partner Event – Orange Co Breastfeeding Coalition Updates: 2017 Concerns for Breastfeeding @ The Public Health Training Center
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Partner Event – CA Work & Family Coalition Regional Meeting @ ACLU Southern California
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

California Work & Family Coalition Regional Meeting

Join in planning, mapping, and training in preparation for our 2017 and 2018 legislative campaigns to expand parents’ and caregivers’ right to job-protected and paid family leave. 

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: ACLU So Cal 1313 West 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

Proposed Agenda Items/Goals (Please let us know if you would like to help with planning the agenda)

 

  • Overview of the campaign to win job protection for Paid Family Leave

  • ACLU So Cal – In Distirct Lobbying Training

  • So Cal Legislative Mapping – identifying champions, potential supporters, and problems

  • Getting involved/Next Steps

Apr
4
Tue
RHBC South/BreastfeedLA Community Meeting @ South LA Health Projects
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

BreastfeedLA Community Meeting

Network, Learn, and Get Connected

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

9:00am-12noon

Sustaining breastfeeding after hospital discharge requires ongoing, reliable, consistent support from peers and professionals. We’ll have a panel of speakers representing hospital outpatient lactation clinics and community-based lactation support groups. *1 contact hours / 1 L CERP available for an additional cost ($20 payable day of event at registration)

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1 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. 1 L CERP will be awarded for this seminar.

There will be dedicated time to share resources and network, so please remember to bring business cards and informational material!
In the work of breastfeeding advocacy, you are only as strong as your connection to others. Strengthen your breastfeeding advocacy “muscles” by meeting others with similar goals. Our Community Meetings are attended by…

Hospital Staff
La Leche League Members & Leaders
Breastfeeding moms
WIC staff (including Peer Counselors)
Doulas and Birth Assistants
Childcare Professionals
Human Resource Professionals
Breastfeeding Advocates From All Walks of Life!

*Only one person per ticket, please. We have a strict maximum attendance rule.

*Babes in arms welcome.

Apr
6
Thu
RHBC North Meeting
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

BFHI Step 10

Outpatient Support

Partner Event: Women’s Health Status: Impact of Society Beyond Genetics and Lifestyle @ Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center 911 Broxton Avenue
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From Our Partners at Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center
In the Spring quarter  we will be teaching “Women’s Health Status: Impact of Society Beyond Genetics and Lifestyle” at UCLA Extension.  It is a 9 week course that meets Thursday evenings beginning April 6th.
COURSE OVERVIEW:
How does living in a food desert, not having a checking account, residing in a home or apartment built before 1978, your zip code, or getting a Brazilian blowout impact women’s health?  And what limits access to health care even when women have insurance coverage and can afford care?  Genetics, lifestyle, and current health status are only part of the equation. Newly published objectives for Healthy People 2020 emphasize health equity and the social determinants of health as important variables that impact health across all stages of life. This course will distinguish genetics and health behaviors from environmental, economic, and social variables that are impacting women’s health. Participants will learn about evidence-based interventions that integrate the social determinants of women’s health in improving outcomes.  Topics include: progressive strategies for conducting grassroots community participatory research; how to develop health promotion programs; community collaborations; how to write compelling grant proposals; and health education communications. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to translate research and theoretical models into practical applications for impactful advocacy, policy, and education aimed at advancing women’s health equity.
Apr
21
Fri
Birth, Breastfeeding, & 21st Century Science @ St Francis Medical Center
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to St Francis Medical Center for a seminar featuring Tom Johnston, CNM, IBCLC.  

Please join us on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 8a.m. to 3p.m. for Birth, Breastfeeding, & 21st Century Science.

Agenda

– Preventing the First Cesarean Section, a discussion of evidence-based practices shown to help reduce the risk of cesarean birth and how to best support those practices

– A Father’s Role in Breastfeeding, a humorous and insightful look at the critical role a father can play in breastfeeding

– The Maternal-Newborn Microbiome or “Oro-Boobular” Axis: What Do We Know and What Does It Mean?, the latest on what is known about how the suckling infant communicates with its mother, creating a biologically-active network and system

About the Speaker

Tom Johnston is unique as a midwife and lactation consultant and the father of eight breastfed children.  Recently retired after 27 years in the US Army, he is now an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Methodist University where he teaches, among other things, Maternal-Child Nursing and Nutrition. You may have heard him at a number of conferences at the national level, to include the Association of Woman’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the International Lactation Consultant’s Association (ILCA), or at perhaps dozens of other conferences across the country. In his written work he routinely addresses fatherhood and the role of the father in the breastfeeding relationship and has authored a chapter on the role of the father in breastfeeding for “Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A survival guide to breastfeeding in the military”.  Learn more about Tom at http://bit.ly/2m39OfM

5 L-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 CEUs will be awarded for attending this learning opportunity.  When you register early, you receive the best value on our seminars!  Earlybird Registration is now open.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE 

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at St Francis Medical Center, 3630 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262.

Parking is available on the campus of St Francis Medical Center for $8/day.

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 (offered at no additional charge)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 5 L CERPs will be awarded.

Photography Policy

When registering for this event, you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. You understand that your interview, video, and/or photographic image may be used in print or digital/electronic form (e.g., publications, website, advertising, videos) and may recognize your association with BreastfeedLA.

When registering for this event, you agree to the following:

– not to post photos of the speakers’ slides on social media or use them for any other purpose than your own education.

– to print a copy of the speakers’ presentations for your own use only and not to share the links or presentations with any persons not registered for this event.

Sharing of Your Contact Information

If you select “Yes” during registration, BreastfeedLA may share your first name and email address with the vendors who exhibit at this event.  BreastfeedLA partners with vendors who comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Subsitutes (the WHO Code) and who offer products or services which may benefit you and/or your clients.  If you select “No” during registration, BreastfeedLA will NOT share your contact information with anyone and will only use your contact information to contact you with details about this event and future BreastfeedLA events.

Apr
26
Wed
RHBC East Meeting @ Monterey Park Hospital
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

BFHI Step 10

Outpatient Support

Menu Title
×