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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

  • Local Milk Depots!

    Donate your excess Breastmilk! Make a difference! Read more here...

  • Advocacy

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



Get Your Nominations in for the BreastfeedLA Impact Awards!

Our Spring Into Giving event on April 29th is just around the corner!  Once again, we will be presenting our Impact Awards which highlights those... Read more

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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

BreastfeedLA Seminar- Breastfeeding Medicine: Evidence to Action @ Kaiser Permanente
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Register for tickets here

Breastfeeding Medicine: Evidence to Action

Topics Discussed
1. Managing Breastfeeding in the NICU (90 min)
2. NICU Graduate Nutrition and Breastfeeding (60 min)
3. Free Hook-Up With Every Delivery: Evidence-Based Hospital Breastfeeding Care (75 min)
4. Managing Infant Concerns: Hypoglycemia, Jaundice & More (75 min)

RHBC East Meeting
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Lactating Employees WORKPLACE RIGHTS- Free Webinar @ Webinar
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Enjoy virtual lunch with us AND improve your ability to:

  • Educate your patients, participants, or clients about their
    workplace rights to express milk at work.
  • Supply examples of solutions for real California work situations so
    that you can help families address barriers.
  • Access and explain the laws including how to address them and
    enforce them.
  • Explain Paid Family Leave and job-protection.
Tummy Time Method @ LePort Montessori Solana Beach
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

The Tummy Time Method helps baby resolve in utero constriction and decreased movement, gestational or birth trauma, as well as help to regulate posture, movement and connection with parent. Great class for IBCLCs, birth professionals, OT, PT, SLP, Chiropractors, and other manual therapists.

Bridge To Health: Advancing WIC To Support Today’s Families- Annual Conference and Trade Show @ Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
Apr 29 – May 2 all-day

Your busy schedule will include:

Empowering plenary speakers
Continuing education workshops – over 30 to choose from with a possible 17 CEUs to be earned for RDs, 15 CEUs for IBCLCs, and 12.5 contact hours for RNs – even more with attendance at the pre-conference seminar!
Trade show & local agency exhibits – learn from industry reps & peers
Wellness activities, special meetings, and a movie night, too!


Come Sunday and enjoy one of two stimulating Preconference Workshops – Space is limited, so sign up NOW!

Helping Infants Become Self-Regulated in An
Impulsive World: The Role of Responsive Feeding
Join Dr. Allison Ventura, PhD, CLEC, and Dr. Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC, as they provide the background and practical tips you need to promote responsive feeding practices that support self-regulation among young infants! Attendees will get an in-depth view of self-regulation and responsive feeding as well as factors that can either facilitate or interfere with each.
They’ll cover details about the importance of infant self-regulation, the relationship between responsive feeding and the development of infant self-regulation, and practical ideas to help you support responsive feeding.

What You Need to Know Now to Lead
– or Aspire to Lead – in WIC and Public Health
Join international speaker David Rabiner as he lays out what leadership looks like today. Whether or not you serve in a formal leadership role, this program will help you build the skills you need to take your agency to the next level of excellence. In this leadership “deep dive,” you will explore today’s most important personal leadership qualities, the critical obstacles that keep people from becoming strong leaders, and how to overcome those obstacles.

Spring Into Giving: BreastfeedLA Awards & Benefit Luncheon @ The Reef on the Water
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
California Family Leave Rights- Advocacy Training @ LA Trade-Tech College
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

CA Family Leave Rights Community Advocate Training

May 2nd from 1:30 – 3:30 at LA Trade-Tech College.

We are co-hosting this with St. John’s Well Child & Family Center and look forward to having a great mix of healthcare and other community-based advocates. Refreshments and Spanish/English interpretation provided. Space is limited so please RSVP. Thank you!!!


BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training May 2018 @ South LA Health Projects
May 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training May 2018 @ South LA Health Projects | Inglewood | California | United States

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018 – May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8

Next Training Dates May 4, 11, 18 and June 1 and 8!

You are invited to join BreastfeedLA for our new Lactation Education Specialist Training in 2018!  Like all other 45-hour courses, our course provides the learner with a background in basic breastfeeding management in preparation for providing education and counseling to breastfeeding families and for the IBCLC® exam.

**Attendance is mandatory for all 5 class dates.**


45-Hour Course Description
This lactation educator training series touches on all areas of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (for those preparing to sit for the IBCLC® Board Exam) and meets the Step 2 Baby-Friendly USA Staff Education Requirements, 2016 Edition. 
Lactation educators work in many settings in our community, including WIC offices, hospitals, providing education alongside doula and midwifery services, and as volunteers.  While lactation educators do not provide hands-on breastfeeding support without supervision, the scope of practice for a lactation educator does position the individual to provide prenatal breastfeeding education to groups and individuals, facilitate breastfeeding support groups, and to advocate for breastfeeding in the community and the public health realm.  
Prerequisites for this course include a high school diploma or GED and a passion for elevating breastfeeding as a public health strategy to imrove disparities in health outcomes.  
This 45-hour course in lactation education covers basic breastfeeding management techniques such as Positioning, Attachment, Physiology & Hormones of Breastfeeding, Milk Production, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Counseling Skills, Creating a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, Adult Learning Techniques, plus more.
BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training was created to provide opportunities for the lactation-specific education required for all individuals aspiring to pursue board-certification as IBCLCs and to supplement the training and education of existing healthcare professionals in the area of human lactation.  All concepts, skills, and education in human lactation are taught in accordance with the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline ( and meet the standards for supporting, breastfeeding practices advised by the World Health Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Baby-Friendly USA.
Course Objectives
Following the didactic presentations and skills competency demonstrations, participants will:
  • Possess the necessary skills to educate prenatally about breastfeeding in both group and individual settings, including teaching a prenatal breastfeeding class;
  • Possess sufficient education in basic breastfeeding management to independently provide information and support to a breastfeeding parent via telephone or in a group setting, and while supervised by an IBCLC in a clinic or hospital environment;
  • Possess the necessary counseling skills to provide sensitive and culturally appropriate care to the breastfeeding parent and family;
  • Possess clinical judgment sufficient to refer breastfeeding parents appropriately to other healthcare providers including, but not limited to, IBCLCs in cases where medical issues or complex cases of lactation are present; and to 
  • Recognize and discuss solutions to alleviate common barriers to supporting a parent’s choice to exclusively breastfeed.

Completion of this course does not confer a hands-on breastfeeding support certification and participants should be supervised by an IBCLC or working under a separate healthcare credential if providing hands-on lactation care.  

Minimum 10 participants to hold class.  

BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by April 15, 2018.  

Participant Instructions

Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by April 15, 2018.  Curriculum must be printed and put in a binder prior to the first day of class.  No printed copies of the curriculum will be provided. 

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted after April 15, 2018, unless 10 participants are not registered. 

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, your check MUST be received no later than April 15, 2018 in order to honor the Early Bird rate.  

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge) – Total Number to be Determined

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers contact hours in 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. CERPs will be awarded.

Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate of attendance for CPEs for your professional development portfolio. 

Application has been submitted for approval of this course by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (

This course is co-sponsored by California Advanced Lactation Institute


OCLCA General Meeting @ Kaiser Irvine
May 14 @ 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.

RHBC Community Meeting-West @ Veterans Memorial Complex @ Veterans Memorial Complex
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

BreastfeedLA RHBC Community Meeting- West
Veterans Memorial Complex Iksan & Yanji Room 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230
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.

Parking details: Attached is a copy of the building and the parking diagram. Parking is free and first come, first serve. Parking Lot 1 is the only lot available off of Overland. All other parking lots are accessible off Overland. If you are parking on the street, please be aware of the parking signs.

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