Advocacy

BreastfeedLA advocates for breastfeeding families by identifying the barriers to successful breastfeeding.

Currently, mothers commonly face barriers such as:

  • hospital policies that discourage breastfeeding
  • health insurance reimbursement problem
  • workplace discrimination on the basis of breastfeeding
  • public breastfeeding discrimination

Addressing these barriers is a major focus of our work.

BreastfeedLA, working with community partners, has championed legislation that:

  • mandated HMO coverage of breastfeeding services and pumps,
  • require state agencies to inform pregnant women about current lactation accommodation laws
  • mandated hospital policies to support breastfeeding
  • made breastfeeding a civil right in California
  • removes barriers to CalWORKS participants who are breastfeeding

Become a volunteer BreastfeedLA ambassador and join our advocacy work!

For more information, info@breastfeedla.org

 

How to find your California Legislators

  • At Work

    Working and breastfeeding, it can work! Information for employed mothers here.

  • Healthcare

    The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) meetings to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals. Learn more

  • BreastfeedLA Seeks New Executive Director

    Learn more here.

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