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

Adapted from the original piece by Ashifa Kassam, published in The Guardian, June 20, 2016. Read the article here. All photographs by Trevor MacDonald. 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 […]

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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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