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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Breastfeeding is Life or Death for Communities of Color

We see breastfeeding as a life and death for communities of color – and an essential part of closing our health disparities. Camie Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC *Excerpts from the KUOW article by Ann Dornfeld, link below It was her own experience birthing and breastfeeding, that spurred Camie Goldhammer on to her journey towards breastfeeding equity. The labor […]

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STEP INTO THE LIGHT – STOP ASKING BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS TO HIDE

Photographer Megan Soto knows the shaming that nursing mothers often face. She has a 6-year-old, 3-year-old and 22-month-old and has dealt with negative experiences during her breastfeeding journey.

This year, Soto channeled her struggles into a creative project. On March 15, she posted a powerful video called “The Shame of the Nursing Mother.” To date it has over 73,000 views on Facebook, and nearly 13,000 on YouTube.

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