Advocacy

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

available for download now in English and Spanish! ***

Click here to download in English

Click here to download in Spanish

 

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

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  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data.

    Read more here!

  • Healthcare

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

  • LA Convention Center-Breastfeeding Friendly!

    Learn more here.

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