Events

Join us in the many opportunities to expand your knowledge, support, advocate and protect breastfeeding.

Click below to view BreastfeedLA and our partner organizations important seminars, workshops and meetings.

Want to share an event on our calendar?  Fill out this form.

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

DATE: August 3, 2017 (Thursday)

TIME:9:30am:Parking & Check In

10:00am-Noon: Meeting

LOCATION: Medical Offices Building 2; Conference Room D

PARKING:Allow for ample time to find parking and walking to the correct building.

Parking is FREE! Park on the roof of the north member parking structure.

TOPIC: We are excited to bring you special updates regarding:

  • Revised California Model Policies
  • Webinar with the clinical director of Baby-Friendly, on changes to the Guidelines & Criteria
  • Milk Depot, Milk Drives and other World Breastfeeding Week activities!

Thank you to our host, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City!

Please direct your questions to Shameeka Fill at the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health.

The Regional Hospital / Health Care Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) are countywide meetings hosted by the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, PAC/LAC, BreastfeedLA and the WIC program to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals and health centers.

This policy initiative brings together public health officials, hospital administrators, breastfeeding and quality improvement experts to discuss meaningful ways to create systems change and improve in-hospital breastfeeding policies and practices.

We invite collaboration in providing seamless support for breastfeeding families. We look forward to your participation.

 

Aug
5
Sat
WBW 2017 Community Fair and Milk Drive @ Discovery Cube/Hansen Dam
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2017, Northeast Valley Health Corporation WIC (NEVHC WIC) is hosting a free family community fair and milk drive on Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am-12noon. The event will be held at the Discovery Cube Hansen Dam and will have many family-friendly activities, including a “Mothers Milk Challenge” at 10am. For more information, visit the event website here  and register here.

This year’s WBW 2017 theme is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.” Learn more about World Breastfeeding Week here.

BreastfeedLA is proud to be a sponsor of this event.  We are excited to share information about two new milk collection sites in Los Angeles County thanks to Kentec Medical!

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

Topic:

Cultural Issues

Aug
12
Sat
Antelope Valley Baby Expo and Milk Drive
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition announces AVBabyExpo and milk drive!
Please join us for the Antelope Valley Baby Expo. Learn more about resources in the Antelope Valley for expectant and new parents at their FREE family baby expo and milk drive on Saturday, August 12th, 11am-3pm.

For more information, visit the event Facebook site here.

BreastfeedLA is very proud a part of this event and milk drive with Kentec Medical!

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Aug
14
Mon
OCLCA General Meeting @ Kaiser Irvine
Aug 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

Subscribe to our newsletter to get Orange County lactation news at www.oclca.org
(Informal coffee meetups happen every intervening month.)

Meetings are open to lactation professionals including IBCLCs, CLEs, CLECs, LLL leaders, and students of these professions.

Aug
16
Wed
RHBC West Meeting
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topic:

Cultural Issues

Aug
21
Mon
Milk Drive at Watts Healthcare @ Watts Healthcare
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

UPCOMING PARTNER MILK DRIVE!  Monday, Aug 21, 2017 12pm – 3pm

Watts Healthcare Corporation
10300 Compton Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90002

 Donors may drop off their frozen milk in Conference Room B at anytime between 12 and 3.

 For questions: Wanda Kenlow, 323.776.3101 ext. 4514

Wanda.kenlow@wattshealth.org

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Aug
23
Wed
RHBC East Meeting @ Methodist Hospital
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topic:

Cultural Issues

Aug
28
Mon
At the Forefront of Human Milk Handling: Best Practices for Mother’s Own Milk & Donor Milk @ Cedars Sinai
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
At the Forefront of Human Milk Handling: Best Practices for Mother's Own Milk & Donor Milk @ Cedars Sinai  | West Hollywood | California | United States

BreastfeedLA invites you to Cedars-Sinai for At the Forefront of Human Milk Handling: Best Practices for Mother’s Own Milk & Donor Milk  

Please join us on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 9a.m. to 4p.m.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

BreastfeedLA  presents a timely seminar about a topic in high demand: the safe handling of human milk.  As the volume of expressed breastmilk being shared and donated continues to rise throughout our state, it is critical for healthcare providers and parents to understand best practices for handling human milk.

Caroline Steele, the Director of Nutrition & Lactation Services at Children’s Hospital of Orange County will begin the day with a practical and informative talk on starting a donor milk program. Her work at CHOC is a model for other facilities and communities.

The second session will  offer an in-depth look at  the mission of the Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose, presented by the Milk Bank’s Executive Director, Pauline Sakamoto.

After lunch, Caroline Steele will review the latest evidence on how to safely express, store, thaw, and handle human milk.      Caroline’s experience creating protocols in the hospital and her comprehensive knowledge of the guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) will help attendees put all of the most commonly asked questions to rest.

To conclude the day, Pauline Sakamoto will discuss the concepts of formal and informal milk sharing and offer healthcare providers and the community optimal ways of communicating the importance of valuing human milk and its impact.

This seminar will bring together all the facts and best practices to get donor milk programs operational and efficient throughout the community.    Get inspired and educated about human milk handling with BreastfeedLA at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on August 28! 

Agenda

8:45           Registration

9:15           Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:30           Starting A Donor Milk Program

10:30         Break

10:45         Mothers’ Milk Bank

12:15p.m   Lunch

1:15           Handling Expressed Human Milk & Donor Milk Safely in the Hospital Setting

2:30            Break

2:45            Milk Sharing & Donor Milk Availability

4p.m.          Adjourn

About the Speakers

Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, FAND is the Director of Nutrition and Lactation Services at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Pauline Sakamoto, MS, RN, PHN is the Executive Director of Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose, CA. 

5 L-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 contact hours for continuing education for nurses 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.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Cedars-Sinai 8700 Beverly Blvd, Thalians Auditorium Room #C101, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Parking is available in Parking Lots P1, P2, and P4.

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 Substitutes (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.

Aug
31
Thu
BreastfeedLA Advocacy 101 Training @ The California Endowment
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

BREASTFEEDING ADVOCACY 101 TRAINING

Breastfeed LA is proud to present a full day of advocacy training designed for those who work with and advocate for breastfeeding moms and families. This training is brought to you by BreastfeedLA and co-sponsored by ACLU Southern California, the California Women’s Law Center,  South Los Angeles Health Projects, Center for Worklife Law, California Breastfeeding Coalition, MomsRising, MOMS Orange County, Limerick Inc. and First 5 California.

Program Description

Breastfeeding is a national priority backed by federal and state laws that protect a mother’s right to breastfeed in public, in the workplace, at school, within the judicial system, and during medical care. Our expert speakers will provide a close look at the current laws, the protections they provide, and where they fall short. You’ll receive hands-on advocacy practice, a comprehensive Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Toolkit, and continuing education credits.

Learn to advocate for breastfeeding rights, so all families can meet their breastfeeding goals.

Registration is free and includes the Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Toolkit, plus continuing education credits. You can purchase an optional Breakfast and Lunch package for $15.00.

Objectives:
Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Describe general breastfeeding and lactation rights and current laws that support breastfeeding
  • Identify special situations and circumstances where legal help is advised
  • Identify and provide resources to support breastfeeding rights
  • Effectively advocate for breastfeeding rights

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DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

REGISTER HERE

Speakers

  • Robbie Gonzalez-Dow, MPH, RD, CLE Executive Director, California Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Genevieve Colvin, IBCLC, Northeast Valley Health Corporation, Los Angeles
  • Sharon Terman, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Aid at Work, San Francisco
  • Amy Poyer, Senior Staff Attorney, California Women’s Law Center, Los Angeles
  • Hilary Rau, Staff Attorney, Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco
  • Ruth Dawson, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Yosemite Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Parking is available for free onsite and the location is also nearby the train.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations requested two weeks prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee for Breakfast and Lunch Package if purchased. No refunds after this date – 8/17/17.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

5 E-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 Contact Hours for continuing education will be awarded for attending this learning opportunity.  When you register early, you receive the best value for our seminars!  Earlybird Registration is now open.

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 E-CERPs will be awarded.

Attorneys: 3.5 Hours of General MCLE credit available.

REGISTER HERE

  • 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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