The CBC Advocate Voices Blog provides breastfeeding advocates throughout California a platform to share expertise and opinions that will inspire others to join our collaborative efforts to improve the health and well-being of Californians by protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding, thereby removing all barriers to breastfeeding in California. The blog features coalition activities, evidence-based practices, legislation, news, commentary and reflections related to breastfeeding.

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Quinn Jay’s Story – Donating Milk after Infant Loss

KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW, THANK GOD I DIDN’T KNOW… NOVEMBER 29TH 2015, MY FEELINGS WERE CONFIRMED WITH AN AT HOME PREGNANCY TEST PURCHASED BY MY FRIEND, ADRIENNE (WHO SEEMS TO HAVE A SENSE FOR THESE THINGS). MY FEELINGS WERE ALL TOO FAMILIAR; TIRED, WOOZY AND ANXIOUS. THIS WAS ALL FRESH IN MY MIND, IT WASN’T LONG AGO I FELT THE SAME WAY WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH BROOKS, WHO IS ONLY 14 MONTHS OLD.

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Kimberly Seals Allers says we must seek a deeper, truer UNDERSTANDING of the Breastfeeding Experience

For so long, we have sought an interpretation of breastfeeding , as in, how do we use studies and data to better understand how to connect with women. What are the benefits that we need to know and tout to better message to women. While this is important stuff, I firmly believe that what we really need to better message and better support families is a deeper UNDERSTANDING of their lived experience.

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