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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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April 11th  (2nd Tuesday) 

 12:30pm - 1:30pm PT 

California Breastfeeding Coalition Summit 2023 Scholarship Recipients Presentations

LeeAnn Contreras:

Cannabis: Harm Reduction Counseling for Lactation Parents


Jasmine Creighton:

Exploring Lactation and Infant Feeding Experiences among Black Families in NICU Settings


Amy Zimmerman:

Lactation Action Plan: Nurses and Lactation Consultants Working Together for Breastfeeding Success

May 8th  (2nd Tuesday) 

 12:30pm - 1:30pm PT 

California Breastfeeding Coalition Summit 2023 Scholarship Recipients Presentations

Lisa Nagal:

Nipple and Breast Pain in Lactation


Peggy Werner:

Unlearning Obesity, Learning Fatness; Caring for the Fat Perinatal Client with Respect and Competence 


Valentine Warshaw:

Medi-Cal Doula and Lactation Benefits for Californians:       What’s Covered?


Upcoming Dates:
June 13th 2023 
July 11th 2023
August 8th 2023


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. offer detailed information. These sessions are FREE and we do offer an Attendance & CEU Ticket 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 recieve your CEU Certificate delivered via email. 

Miss an Education Session?
Click here  to catch up.

March 28th, 2023 (4th Tuesday)

12:30pm - 2:00pm PT

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Lactation - Part 2

with Reka Morvay, IBCLC


1. Be able to define PCOS.

2. Be able to list three symptoms of PCOS that impact breastfeeding.

3. List three strategies to counterbalance PCOS and its effects on breastfeeding. 

                                        1.5 CERPs/CEUs/1.0 BRN offered                                                 IBCLE CERP areas: Pathology and Physiology & Endocrinology 

April 25th, 2023 (4th Tuesday)

12:30pm - 2:00pm PT

How to Assist Families when Breastfeeding Rights are Jeopardized

Moderated by Lauren Stapp, RN, IBCLC


Katherine Wutchiett 

Senior Staff Attorney

Legal Aid at Work, Work and Family Program

                                             Filiberto Quintero                                              Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist

     Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Jennifer Silva-Atkinson

Mother and Plantiff



  1. Know the laws that protect the breastfeeding dyad.

  2. List the steps to take when laws have been violated.

  3. Listen to a mother who pursued the legal system as a result of her experience.


                                         1.5 CERPs/CEUs/1.0 BRN offered                                             IBCLE CERP areas: Clinical Skills 

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Upcoming Dates:
May 23rd 2023 Breastfeeding and Tongue Ties
June 27th 2023 TBA
July 25th TBA

Hospital Collaborative

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April 25th, 2023
2:15pm - 3:15pm PT

Implementing and Validating 
Lactation Skills-Based Competencies

               Facilitated by Lauren Stapp, RN, IBCLC              Barstow Community Hospital and 

Pat Spier BSN, RNC-OB, EFM-C

PAC/LAC- Program Manager

Southern Inland Counties

Regional Perinatal Programs of California


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


Includes FREE CEUs and CERPs from all General Meetings

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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