Webinar: The First 100 Hours Masterclass
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm

Hosted by Christine Staricka

2020 reminded us how important it is to stay focused on public health. This course will transform how you think about the first days after birth and remind you how critical they are to public health, and you’ll finish with the confidence that you know exactly what every new parent needs to know before, during, and after the baby is born.
You can offer focused, intentional lactation care in a sensitive and effective way with the knowledge and skills you’ll gain in this course. Whether you work in the prenatal space, the intrapartum period, or with postpartum families, you will have new tools and words to nourish and support them.
This course has been approved for 6.5 L-CERPs and 1.5 R-CERPs by IBLCE. The Early Birds Module adds an additional 4 L-CERPs!

For just $197, you’ll get:

  • More than 12 hours of trainings, including a module on the Late Preterm Infant
  • Ready-to-download resources like cheatsheets & checklists
  • Access to the Exclusive Facebook group just for Masterclass students
  • Modules
  • Why: The Rationale for The First 100 Hours System
  • Great Expectations: Planning for Normal
  • Communication: What to Say and How to Say It
  • Making & Moving Milk: Keep it Flowing
  • Common Challenges: Breaking Down Barriers
  • Early Birds: A Lactation Care Framework for Late Preterm Infant

**This Event is Online and Available throughout the year

For more information please contact Christine at or 661-747-5195

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Virtual Event: 5th Annual Breastfeeding Networking Event
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by Breastfeeding Task Force of Santa Clara Valley

Date: December 7,2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

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Please join us on Facebook, or through the Zoom link (see below), for our 5th Annual Breastfeeding Networking Event. We have been bringing breastfeeding supporters together since 2017 to learn about relevant topics in lactation and to network with those in the local breastfeeding support community. This year, we once again have the opportunity to widen our audience with an online event. Our theme is lactation accommodation in agricultural work. You will hear from a local expert who not only supports breastfeeding families that work in agriculture, but also conducts research to better understand the needs of our local population. Hope you can join us!

Questions? Please contact Erika Costanzo by phone 831-722-7121 ext 155 or email

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Webinar: Reducing Choking Risk in Infant Feeding
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsored by California Breastfeeding Coalition, California WIC Association, California Department of Public Health

Date: December 8. 2021

Time: 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Title: Reducing Choking Risk in Infant Feeding

Speaker: Katie Ferraro, MPH, RDN, CDE

Event Registration – click here


Babies who are 6 months of age plus demonstrating the other reliable signs of readiness to eat can safely self-feed a wide variety of foods. Parents and caregivers are often concerned about baby’s ability to eat safely. In this webinar we will cover evidenced-based best practices for preventing choking and maximizing safe feeding when transitioning to solid foods.

Our speaker, Katie Ferraro, is a registered dietician and mom of 7 who created the 100 First Foods approach to starting solid foods with baby-led weaning. She is an associate clinical professor of nutrition at UC San Francisco’s Graduate School of Nursing, and at the University of San Diego’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, and a lecturer in the Exercise and Nutrition Science department at San Diego State University, where she specializes in online nutrition curriculum development.


By the end of this presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Identify common food and non-food choking hazards for infants
  • Demonstrate ways to safely prepare foods to reduce choking risk for infants
  • Recommend modifications for parents and caregivers to traditional infant feeding practices that can increase safety at mealtime for baby

Continuing Education Units:

The California WIC Association is offering units for RNs (RN Contact Hours), RDs (RD CPEUs), IBCLCs (CERPs). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16525. Provider approved by CDR, Provider Number CA004. Provider approved by the IBLCE, Long Term Provider Number CLT11501. A maximum of 1.5 R-CERPs/CPEUs/Contact Hours are pending approval.


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Questions? Please contact CBC at

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Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding General Task Force General Meeting
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hosted by BreastfeedLA

Date: August 25, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To register, please email

Please join us for the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force General Meetings. All are welcome.

Meetings occur the 4th Wednesday bimonthly from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For 2021, the dates are:

  • August 25, 2021
  • October 28, 2021
  • December 15, 2021 *

(*please note date change due to holidays)

Click HERE to learn more about the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force of Los Angeles!

For more information, please email Cindy Young at

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Webinar: Beyond the Hospital: Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics, and Public Health Nurses
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hosted by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: December 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Member: $10

Early Bird $15

General Registration $25

1 L-CERPs and 1 Contact Hour

Register Here

The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition presents Beyond the Hospital-Breastfeeding Care for Offices, Clinics and Public Health Nurses a live webinar featuring the founder and medical director of UCSD Premature Infant Nutrition Clinic (PINC), Dr. Eyla Boies, MD, FAAP, FABM.

During this webinar Dr. Boies will illustrate how to provide breastfeeding support to the mother-baby-dyad after hospital discharge. Dr. Boies will begin the webinar by identifying different breastfeeding support strategies and explaining best practices for implementation within the newborns’ discharge medical care plan. Next, she will discuss the different signs that professionals need to recognize in dyads who are having difficulties with breastfeeding, such as sore nipples and engorgement, putting them at risk of breastfeeding failure. Building on this information, she will describe a number of tactics that should be employed to help the dyad thrive in their breastfeeding journey. In closing, she will demonstrate how to develop plans to manage common infant problems related to breastfeeding in the first two weeks after discharge for example insufficient weight gain, jaundice, and late preterm infant.

Event Flyer

Questions? Please contact Jose Gonzalez by email or phone (800)-371-6455

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Teen Parent Resource Fair
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hosted by Santa Clara Public Health Department and Santa Clara Family Health Plan

Date: December 18, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 2:00PM

Location: 408 N. Capitol Ave.

San Jose, CA, 95133

Event Cost: Free

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department in partnership with Santa Clara Family Health Plan and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is hosting a Teen Parent Resource Fair on December 18th, from 12-2pm. This in-person outdoor resource fair is for any expecting and parenting teens (13-19 years). All attending teens will receive health and wellness information through fun activities for their babies and themselves, along with free useful items.

Click here to view flyer.

Questions? Please contact Priyanka by phone (408)-874-1750 or email

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2022 California Breastfeeding Coalition Summit
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day

Presented by California Breastfeeding Coalition

January 24-26, 2022

Holiday Inn San Jose-Silicon Valley
1350 N 1st St.
San Jose, California, 95112

Register for the 2022 Summit – here

The 2022 California Breastfeeding Summit is coming to Northern California!

It’s been two years since we’ve gathered together in-person and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to share information, best practices and cultivate collaborative relationships at this year’s Summit.

We are continuing our commitment this year to offer the most current research and practices on lactation and lactation support while leaving you energized and motivated to improve the infant-feeding landscape in our state.

Our goal is to ensure all babies have access to human milk. That milk might come from their own mothers, their birth parent, or from another lactating individual — it might be delivered directly from the breast, through a bottle, cup, spoon or syringe.

We pledge to provide the latest in state, national and global policies impacting breastfeeding and lactation practices and care. We also provide a forum by which researchers and practitioners can share what they are seeing, hearing and experiencing out in the field.

The summit is an annual catalyst for action, empowering attendees to address the structural and institutional racism and inequities of breastfeeding and lactation care and support that prevent families from meeting their breastfeeding and lactation goals.

The presentations and discussions at the summit support the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, the California Department of Public Health’s Vision for Breastfeeding 2035 and cover timely topics related to breastfeeding, lactation and the use of donor human milk.



San Jose is located in Santa Clara County, which is among eight Bay Area counties that require masks indoors in public places regardless of vaccination status.

Knowing things can change between now and late January, we are moving forward with the following plan for the Summit based on county, state and CDC policies and guidelines.


Before entering the conference areas, all attendees, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination (final dose administered no later than Jan. 10) or of a negative result from a COVID test, taken within 72 hours of performance time.


“Fully vaccinated” means you have received your final vaccine dose on or before Jan. 10, 2022. Proof of vaccination can be a physical vaccination card, a photo on your phone of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. You may request a digital vaccination record at


PCR or rapid antigen test results will be accepted, as long as the test is taken within 72 hours of the event. Negative test result documentation must be in writing and from a medical professional or laboratory. A photo of your negative result documentation will also be accepted.

Negative results from a home test that are accessed through a CDC-approved mobile app will also be accepted, as long as the name on the results documentation matches the name on your photo ID. Following is info on two tests that can be used with apps that meet the documentation requirement for matching a name with a photo ID:

Home test results that are not from those CDC-approved mobile apps will not be accepted.


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