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


BFHI Step 10

Outpatient Support

RHBC West Meeting
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


BFHI Step 10

Outpatient Support

Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Connected Care to Help Families Thrive: Breastfeeding, Maternal Mental Health and the Community Circle @ Valley Prebyterian Hospital
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This Special Event is jointly sponsored by BreastfeedLA, First 5 LA, and Valley Presbyterian Hospital.


Earlybird Registration Open Now!

Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett will be here in Los Angeles to present at “Connected Care to Help Families Thrive: Breastfeeding, Maternal Mental Health, and the Community Circle on Thursday, May 25, 2017!

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RHBC North Meeting
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Cultural Issues

RHBC South Meeting
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


BFHI Step 10

Outpatient Support

Climate Change: Creating A Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU @ Miller Children's & Women's Hospital
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach for Climate Change: Creating A Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU 

Please join us on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 8:30a.m. to 4p.m.

The NICU environment is undergoing significant shift in feeding culture, and soon the Neonatal BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative (NeoBFHI) will be on the tip of everyone’stongueThe modern NICU has science and technology on its side, and combining the advantages of today’s world with the innate knowledge of mothers and their infants, no matter how preterm, is increasingly seen as the best way forwardDrChristine Bixby will describehow applying the latest evidence for optimal preterm infant feeding routines requires ensuring the availability of pasteurized donor human milkaccess to trained lactation support providers, and consistent messaging across disciplines in the complex NICU environment.  

Creating culture of change to breastfeeding – friendly culture is process, not an overnight shiftJody King will discuss using evidence-based protocols to provide optimal breastfeeding care for preterm infants that results in better health outcomes for mothers and babies while simultaneously enhancing lactation support skills in staff.  

Dispelling long-held myths and misunderstandings about preterm infants and breastfeeding among healthcare providers is  necessary and is building block of the Neo-BFHI processDrBixby will explain how clarifying some of the existing misconceptions can  lead to improvements in breastfeeding outcomes and parents’ sense of involvement in their  infants’ care while in the NICU.

Integrating lactation care into the multidisciplinary care team in the NICU and
creating truly collaborative environment is valuable strategy for increasing both use of  breastmilk and breastfeedingpanel of staff from the NICU at Miller Children’s will discuss their
experiences creating progressive environment of communication andinnovation for constantly improving care.

About the Speakers

Christine Bixby, MD, FAAP, IBCLC is a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  She is also the Medical Director of CHOC’s Lactation Program.  

Jody King, RN, IV, BSN, IBCLC is the Lead Lactation Specialist of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital’s Lactation Program.  She has been a registered nurse for 37 years.  

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.


Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806.

Parking is available on the campus of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital for $6/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.

BreastfeedLA East Community Meeting @ PHFE WIC
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Network, Learn, and Get Connected 

Wednesday, June 28th



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.


Save the Date – Webinar!
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Details Coming Soon!

RHBC North Meeting
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia


RHBC South Meeting
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Cultural Issues

  • 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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