Annual Summit

About the Summit

The California Breastfeeding Summit is a catalyst for change to remove barriers and increase breastfeeding rates among all populations in California. The Summit is a unique forum that convenes diverse people and organizations to:

  • Evaluate our current state of breastfeeding
  • Explore best practice, acquire new skills
  • Share resources and tools
  • Network and establish new relationships
  • Inspire and motivate action

The Goal of the 2018 California Breastfeeding Summit is to create a strong community of breastfeeding advocates to work together on common actions to remove barriers to breastfeeding and advance breastfeeding equity.


After attending the Summit, participants will be able to:

  • Examine state and local breastfeeding data and resources to measure disparities and improve equity for lactation support services and maternal and child health.
  • Interpret state and local breastfeeding practices, policies and laws to support and advocate for lactation accommodations to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates, prolong duration and support families’ breastfeeding goals.
  • Identify educational tools, resources and strategies to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding management in hospitals, clinics and community settings.
  • Employ the changing paradigm of communication to promote and protect breastfeeding, with particular emphasis on the role of social media platforms and viral/digital campaigns.



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