SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE

9th Annual California Breastfeeding SummitMore...

TULARE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

TULARE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

95th Baby-Friendly Hospital in CaliforniaMore...

Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Awardees

Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Awardees

Read about the businesses that support breastfeeding women!More...

Advocate Voices

Kimberly Seals Allers asks: “Is Breastfeeding Really Sustainable?”

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

This year’s theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together. By definition, sustainability means “the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level,” or the “the capacity to endure.” But can breastfeeding endure? And I don’t mean the biological process of lactation, I mean breastfeeding as the intimate bonding and nurturing experience between mother and child. Does it have the capacity to endure as women continue to face complex structural, cultural and societal barriers?

More...

No Fear: Finding My Voice and Raising Ours Collectively!

A few weeks ago, I spoke publicly about something in my life that I have never really discussed at length. That is, when I was young, I struggled with a speech impediment. For many of you, who have seen me speak on multiple stages and receive standing ovations, you may be surprised to learn this, but it’s true. There was a time in my life when my spoken words failed me. Speaking was a weakness–I was often teased and mocked. I will always remember the tears.

More...

Breastfeeding as a trans dad: “A baby doesn’t know what your pronouns are”

It was in an idyllic Canadian mountain town, surrounded by jagged, imposing peaks, that the conflicting facets of Trevor MacDonald’s identity came crashing together.

MacDonald, soft-spoken and sporting a wispy goatee, was breastfeeding his first child at the time. He and his partner had splashed on a lavish dinner, baby in tow. When his son began fussing, MacDonald eyed the waitstaff and patrons wandering about in formal attire and thought it best to head to the restroom.

More...

Breastfeeding is Life or Death for Communities of Color

It was her own experience birthing and breastfeeding, that spurred Camie Goldhammer on to her journey towards breastfeeding equity. The labor was intense and “I had not taken a breastfeeding course,” Goldhammer said. “I’d never really seen anybody breastfeed. No one in my family had done that.”

More...

News & Research