Our History:

 

IEBFC began as a group of concerned health care professionals and community members who came together to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and to raise collaborative efforts among health care agencies.  

IEBFC was able to develop what would become the Model Hospital Policies for the California Department of Public Health.  This led to Loma Linda University Medical Center's Perinatal Services Network, a lactation training program which has evolved and grown to train over 1000 nurses in the Inland Empire.  Further, the majority of hospitals  in the Inland Empire have since become Baby Friendly Certified.  

 

Some of our other past activities include:​
 

  •  2001 to 2010 has held an annual Breastfeeding Photo Contest ​

  • Counsel mothers and employers regarding the mutual benefits of supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace.​

  • 2001 to 2008 Recognized Mother-Friendly restaurants in the Inland Empire

  • Editing Model Hospital Breastfeeding Policies recommended and distributed to birthing hospitals in California by the State Department of Health Services

  • Educates the public and governmental officials regarding the impact of selected legislation on breastfeeding

  • Educates various health professionals and the general public regarding the normalcy of breastfeeding and the risks of artificial feedings for infants, mothers, and society.

IEBfC serving the Inland Empire of So Cal (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties)

Contact us at:

Laurie Haessly, MA, RDN, IBCLC

laurie@iebreastfeeding.org

951-288-1920

PO Box 642, Riverside CA 92502

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