Goals and Objectives

Facilitate the acceptance of breastfeeding as the societal norm for infant feeding.

Create a supportive public environment for breastfeeding and the use of human milk.

  • Conduct outreach and facilitate networking to broaden the base of active breastfeeding support.
  • Increase the incidence of positive breastfeeding messages in the media.
  • Work together towards systemic change by educating public officials, institutions and the community about policies and practices that promote, protect and support breastfeeding.
  • Educate both employers and employees about the benefits of supporting breastfeeding in the workplace, and how to create a breastfeeding-friendly work environment.

Capacitate the healthcare system to effectively support exclusive breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to human babies.

  • Advance a breastfeeding-friendly model of health care delivery to effectively support exclusive breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to human babies.
  • Promote breastfeeding awareness and education for healthcare providers and administrators.
  • Highlight the cost-effectiveness of breastfeeding as a way to manage health care costs.

Establish BreastfeedLA as a trusted source of breastfeeding information and resources.

  • Provide comprehensive web-based information and resources for lactation and other healthcare professionals and consumers.
  • Produce, maintain, and distribute a free print and web-based publication listing breastfeeding resources and information in Greater Los Angeles.
  • Provide educational programs tailored for professional, paraprofessional and lay audiences.
  • Foster the development of local expertise as well as facilitate learning opportunities from nationally renowned breastfeeding experts.
  • 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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