About the Summit
The California Breastfeeding Summit is the state’s premier convening that establishes an annual collective action to remove barriers and increase exclusive breastfeeding rates among all populations in California. The Summit is a forum to evaluate our current state of breastfeeding, inspire and motivate a catalyst for change, explore best practice, acquire new skills, provide networking opportunities, and share resources and tools.
The goal of the 2017 California Breastfeeding Summit is to challenge communities and professionals with a continued sustainable action plan to support the 2011 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding which addresses barriers to breastfeeding and infant feeding disparities.
After attending the Summit, participants will be able to:
- Utilize state and local breastfeeding data to measure and improve lactation support services for improved mother – baby outcomes.
- Promote policy development and practice improvements to remove barriers and create a strong foundation of family centered breastfeeding support services.
- Interpret how the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding can increase exclusive breastfeeding rates through active support from families, friends, communities, clinicians, health care leaders, employers and policymakers.
- Employ the changing paradigm of breastfeeding support from one of individual behavior to collective responsibility, with particular emphasis on the role of families, communities, clinicians, health care leaders, employers and policymakers to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates and prolong duration and support mother’s breastfeeding goals.