Partner Event – Orange Co Breastfeeding Coalition Updates: 2017 Concerns for Breastfeeding @ The Public Health Training Center
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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


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.

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.
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.
Partner Event: Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy: Applications for Breastfeeding
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on modality that can help mothers and babies who are having breastfeeding problems. This one-day seminar will provide an explanation of what CranioSacral Therapy is, how it works, and why it can be useful to breastfeeding families.

10:00am   Registration
10:30am   What is CranioSacral Therapy?
12:00pm   The CranioSacral Rhythm: Theory and Practice
1:15pm      Lunch (*please bring your own lunch)
2:15pm     CranioSacral Therapy Touch: Energy Transmission & Tissue Release
3:45pm    CranioSacral Therapy Applications for Breastfeeding
5:00pm    Adjourn

2006_0513BN-1(cropped)INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Steinberg, RN, LCCE, IBCLC, CST, is a lactation consultant and CranioSacral Therapist who has been providing healthcare services to expectant and new families for over 30 years. Ellen is a registered nurse, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. As an Upledger-Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Ellen specializes in working with mothers and babies.




REGISTRATION: $125 until one week in advance  /  $150 thereafter

To register, either:
-Send a check to:
Ellen Steinberg
4431 Callada Place
Tarzana, CA 91356
-or, Send via PayPal to:

Partner Event – Save the Date: 2017 Health Disparities Conference @ The California Endowment
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Presented by Los Angeles County Action Learning Collaborative

Save-the- Date! The Los Angeles Action Learning Collaborative will be hosting their 2nd annual Health Disparities conference on November 15, 2017.

Health professionals who work with pregnant women and infants are invited to join us for this event. Presenters will discuss the factors negatively impacting maternal and infant health in Los Angeles County and outline strategies to reduce racial, ethnic and geographic disparities in birth outcomes.

 Registration will open in September 2017. The training will take place at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

  • 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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