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Black Breastfeeding
Task Force

Virtual Monthly Meeting 4th Friday @ 1:00pm

Next Meeting - July 26th 2024

Hosted  by Jasmine Creighton

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Monthly General Education @
Quarterly Hospital Collaborative
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"One of the best online classes I have ever taken. Kept me active, alert and wanting to participate."

"All staff should be required to take this course!!"

"The presentation was informative and the presenters were knowledgeable."

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Monthly Check Ins

We have seen our coalition only strengthen during this time. Thank you for pouring into our families in our community but also yourself and each other. 


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August 13th 2024 (2nd Tuesday) 

 12:30pm - 1:30pm PT 

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Sharing of World Breastfeeding Month Events & Celebrations

Contact: to get added to the Check-In Agenda

More Details Coming Soon!


September 10th 2024 (2nd Tuesday) 

 12:30pm - 1:30pm PT 

CA Breastfeeding Scholarship 

Recipients' Presentation Recaps

    Unraveling Microbiome Support During Lactation and Infancy


Bonita Broughton


Cutting Through the Challenges: Unveiling the Cesarean - Breastfeeding Connection


Ursula Kreeger


HIV and Lactation: Consulting with New Recommendations


Amy Zimmermann

Upcoming Dates:
October 8th 2024 Details to Come Soon
November 12th 2024 Details to Come Soon
December 2024 Dark Month due to Holidays

Miss an Education Session?
Click here  to catch up.

General Education Sessions

Every month on the 4th Tuesday we meet together to learn more and serve our families better! Speakers from all over the World come and dive deep into a specific topic and offer detailed information. These sessions are FREE and we do offer an Attendance & CEU Ticket ($10) options. Members may register for the CEU Ticket Option for FREE using their membership code that was emailed to you. With the CEU Ticket option, you will receive a link after the webinar to an evaluation. After the evaluation is submitted, you will automatically receive your CEU Certificate delivered via email. 

July 23rd 2024 (4th Tuesday)

12:30pm - 2:00pm PT

 “I Had One Job": 

The Reality of Breastfeeding Grief and Trauma


    Nicole Longmire, MPH, MAEd, IBCLC, PMH-C



  1. Understand the multifaceted nature of breastfeeding grief, including its emotional, psychological, and social dimensions, to better support individuals experiencing this form of loss.

  2.  Identify common triggers and manifestations of breastfeeding grief, allowing participants to recognize and empathize with those undergoing this often misunderstood experience.

  3. Develop effective communication strategies and supportive interventions to assist individuals navigating breastfeeding grief, fostering a more compassionate and inclusive approach within professional and personal contexts.

                                         1.5 R CERPs/CEUs/1.0 BRN offered                                             IBCLE CERP areas: Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology   

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August 27th 2024 (4th Tuesday)

12:30pm - 2:00pm PT

         Like. Follow. Subscribe:          Black Breastfeeding in the Media/Social Media and How It Affects Breastfeeding Outcomes


                   Nichelle Clark, IBCLC, IFC                       SonShine & Rainbows Lactation



1. Describe the historical context of Black breastfeeding representation in traditional media and its evolution over time.

2. Analyze current portrayals of Black breastfeeding in mainstream media, identifying both positive and negative representations.

3. Understand how social media platforms contribute to shaping health behaviors and perceptions, particularly concerning Black breastfeeding. 

4. Recognize the role of Black breastfeeding advocates and influencers on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

5. Identify ways in which social media representation empowers and normalizes breastfeeding within the Black community.

6. Recognize the challenges posed by underrepresentation, stereotypes, and misinformation in both traditional and social media.


                                        1.5 E CERPs/CEUs/1.0 BRN offered                                             IBCLE CERP areas: Clinical Skills: Education & Communication and        Public Health and Advocacy

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Upcoming Dates:
September 24th 2024 IGT is Not A Tragedy: Understanding and Managing Mammary Hypoplasia with Kristin Cavuto, MSW LCSW, IBCLC
October 22nd 2024  Maternal Self-Compassion with Jamie Mahurin-Smith, Associate Professor, PhD, CCC-SLP, IBCLC
November 19th 2024 (Third Tuesday due to Holiday) etails Coming Soon!

Hospital Collaborative

July 23rd 2024
2:15pm - 3:15pm PT

   Walking Through the 10 Steps to Baby Friendly
Step 9-Abiding by the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes
Discussion Topics:

1.  What is covered by the code?

2.  How are you complying or not with the code?

3.  Parental Request-how do you educate?

4.  How to handle and manage pacifier use

Facilitated by 

Pat Spier BSN, RNC-OB, EFM-C

PAC/LAC- Program Manager

Southern Inland Counties

Regional Perinatal Programs of California

LeeAnn Contreras BSN, RN, IBCLC

Corona Regional Hospital


Join us for our Quarterly Hospital Collaborative as we continue the race to be ready for the SB402 deadline,       January 1st 2025.

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Next Hospital Collaborative Date

October 22nd 2024

Hospital Collaborative Dates 2025

February 25th 2025

April 22nd 2025

July 22nd 2025

October 28th 2025



Includes FREE CEUs and CERPs from all General Meetings

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For the past several months, our coalition has been working on a report that would share the San Bernardino County breastfeeding rates in hospitals and a clear understanding of the Senate Bill 402. With the collaboration and information from the California WIC Association and the UC Davis Human Lactation Center and IEBFC intern, Nicholette Lambert the report is ready for public distribution! 
Please download, forward, and share! 

We will continue the hard work partnership with our Coalition members to educate, advocate for, and market to communities with breastfeeding disparities.

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