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2021 National Breastfeeding Month
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Declared by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, August is National Breastfeeding Month!

Date: August 1 – August 31, 2021

The theme of National Breastfeeding Month 2021 is Every Step of the Way.

We envision a world in which every family is supported at every step along the infant feeding journey, with warm and coordinated hand-offs and transitions so that the needs of lactating families and those who support them are anticipated and met, every step of the way.

Register for the launch event webinar for the “Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities” on August 24, 10 a.m. PT.  Click here for more information.

Click the links below to explore and engage directly with each week’s theme and host organization.

Every Step of the Way National Breastfeeding Month 2021 Weekly Observances

Hear from the founders of each breastfeeding week during the National Breastfeeding Month 2021 presentation premiering at the June National Breastfeeding Conference and Convening. – click here

Visit the United States Breastfeeding Committee website to find specific actions and helpful resources. 


Holding a breastfeeding event in your community? Please complete the event submission form here if you would like us to consider sharing your event with the community.

Please visit our calendar to see all events happening locally in your community.

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Virtual Milk Drive: Alameda County
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Hosted by Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: August 1 – August 31, 2021

Location: Virtual Event

From now through the end of August, in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, the Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition, in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank, San Jose, is hosting a virtual milk drive.

Human milk is important for every baby, and their own parent can’t always provide it. If you or anyone you know is lactating, has sufficient milk for their own baby, and would consider donating extra (including milk that has been frozen up to four months), consider donating your milk.

To donate, please contact the Milk Bank at 1-877-375-6645 option #3 for a quick interview or go to https://mothersmilk.org/donate-milk. Be sure to mention the Alameda County Milk Drive.

Questions? Contact Ruth at rkonoff.ot@gmail.com

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Aug
2
Mon
Ampla Health Virtual Milke Drive in Yolo County
Aug 2 – Aug 6 all-day

Hosted by Ampla Health WIC

Date: August 2 – August 6, 2021

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Ampla Health WIC will be hosting a virtual breastmilk drive. Please refer to the flyers below for more information!

Breastmilk Drive Flyer – Spanish

Breastmilk Drive Flyer – English

Questions? Please call 1-877-375-6645 option 3 or visit website for more information.

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Virtual Breast Milk Drive
Aug 2 – Aug 6 all-day

Hosted by Stanford Children’s Health

Date: August 15, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: 725 Welch Rd.

Palo Alto, CA, 94304

Event Flyer

Do you have extra frozen milk that you can donate?

If you answered YES, you could support other babies in need.

To celebrate National Breastfeeding Month, we are hosting a milk drive.

All donated milk is pasteurized and distributed by the Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose. This milk is used in 80% of NICUs in California and 11 other hospitals across the country.

You can support the milk drive in person or virtually!

Steps to donate

1.  Prescreen by calling (877) 375-6645 (press 3 for Donor Services) or email donate@mothersmilk.org.

*Please mention that you are donating for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital—Stanford Breast
Milk Drive.

2.  A donor packet will be mailed to you. Complete and return it as soon as possible.

3.  Upon approval, the Mothers’ Milk Bank will contact you to provide your donor number,
which you need to bring to the milk drive.

*If you prefer to mail your milk in and donate virtually, a cooler will be shipped to you
by FedEx with instructions about how and where to send your milk. This service is paid
for by Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose.

4.  Bring your frozen milk and donor number to 725 Welch Rd., Palo Alto, CA.

 

For more information, please email lactation@stanfordchildrens.org or call (650) 723-4118.

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Virtual Breast Milk Drive
Aug 2 – Aug 6 all-day

Hosted by Kaiser Permanente, San Mateo County Breastfeeding Task Force and Mothers Milk Bank

Date: Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 6, 2021

Location: Virtual

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City & San Mateo 

Donation Information Details:

Are you lactating?
Do you have extra frozen breast milk you can donate?

If you answered YES to either question, please call 1-877-375-6645 and press #3 for donor services or message https://mothersmilk.org/donate-milk/ to start the screening process today!

Your breast milk greatly benefits vulnerable babies.

Steps to donate:

  1. Prescreen by phone or email*
  2. Then complete and return the donor packet as soon as possible
  3. Upon approval, we will contact you to provide you with a cooler and how to send your milk to Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose, CA.

Frozen and stored milk: We will accept frozen breast milk expressed prior to screening if it has not been frozen for longer than 6 months.

For information about Mother’s Milk Bank or donating breast milk, visit: www.mothersmilk.org

*Donor exclusion: Some exclusions and temporary disqualifications include certain medications, chronic diseases, and risky behaviors for communicable diseases. During the screening process, these risks are discussed & evaluated. All donors are tested for HIV, HTLV, RPR, and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

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Webinar: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training
Aug 2 @ 8:15 am – Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm

Hosted by Contra Costa Breastfeeding Task Force

Date: August 2 – August 6, 2021

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., live via Zoom

Register HERE

Are you passionate about breastfeeding? Are you interested in learning ways to help mentor and support new mothers within your community?
About this event
Register today for this VIRTUAL based 20-hour training and increase your breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and supportive techniques to become a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.

There will be five online sessions held daily from 8:15am to 12:30pm PST (four hours each day) beginning Monday, August 2nd and ending Friday, August 6th.

A few days prior to the start of the virtual training, a member of our team will provide you with a secure link to access the virtual training. Please DO NOT share this link with anyone.

SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS

A breastfeeding peer counselor is a mother in the community with personal breastfeeding experience who is trained to give information and support to new moms.

WHAT DOES A BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR DO?

Promotes breastfeeding and helps you make an informed decision about feeding your baby.
Contacts you to build confidence and support your breastfeeding goals.
Responds to breastfeeding questions or concerns you might have.
Refers you to WIC breastfeeding experts for more help.

HOW CAN A BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR HELP YOU?

Your breastfeeding peer counselor can give you:

  • Ways to get a good start with breastfeeding;
  • Tips for making plenty of breast milk for your baby;
  • Help with breastfeeding concerns;
  • Ideas for getting support from your family and friends;
  • Ways you can stay close to your baby through breastfeeding after you return to work or school; and
  • Tips for how to breastfeed comfortably and discreetly, even in public.

Questions? Please reach out to event organizer on Eventbrite or email marlene.ceballo@cchealth.org

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Aug
4
Wed
Lunch & Learn: General infant development & postpartum recovery
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hosted by UCLA BirthPlace

Date: August 4, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presentation, Q&A with UCLA Occupational Therapist Allison Weiss and UCLA Lactation Consultant Amy Kahan

Click here for ZOOM registration 

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th) aims to increase awareness of the importance of breastfeeding as a foundation of maternal / child health and well-being. Breastfeeding not only promotes mother-child bonding, but it also provides vital long-term health benefits to both mother and child. According to the Lancet 2016 Breastfeeding Series, “Improved breastfeeding practices have the potential to save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 women a year.”

UCLA Health is proud to be a part of improving the health of mothers and infants. We encourage and support new families to breastfeed by giving them information and support throughout their pregnancy, in hospital and after they are home. UCLA Health’s hospitals are Baby-Friendly® designated and are ranked among the top hospitals in Los Angeles County for exclusive in-hospital breastfeeding.

UCLA Health is committed to providing and promoting compassionate, inclusive and equitable care throughout our health system. Our commitment to lesbian, gay, trans, and gender-diverse patients is unwavering.  We encourage you to share your preferred pronouns and terms for infant feeding such as chestfeeding.

Questions? Please visit UCLA BirthPlace webpage

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Aug
5
Thu
Parent-Infant Support Group: Infant Massage
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hosted by UCLA BirthPlace

Date: August 5, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Support group led by UCLA Lactation Consultant Karen Berko-Gibson with a special focus on infant massage techniques.

Click here for ZOOM registration. 

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th) aims to increase awareness of the importance of breastfeeding as a foundation of maternal / child health and well-being. Breastfeeding not only promotes mother-child bonding, but it also provides vital long-term health benefits to both mother and child. According to the Lancet 2016 Breastfeeding Series, “Improved breastfeeding practices have the potential to save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 women a year.”

UCLA Health is proud to be a part of improving the health of mothers and infants. We encourage and support new families to breastfeed by giving them information and support throughout their pregnancy, in hospital and after they are home. UCLA Health’s hospitals are Baby-Friendly® designated and are ranked among the top hospitals in Los Angeles County for exclusive in-hospital breastfeeding.

UCLA Health is committed to providing and promoting compassionate, inclusive and equitable care throughout our health system. Our commitment to lesbian, gay, trans, and gender-diverse patients is unwavering.  We encourage you to share your preferred pronouns and terms for infant feeding such as chestfeeding.

Question? Please visit UCLA BirthPlace webpage 

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Webinar Series (2/3): Implementing Skill-Based Breastfeeding Competency Training
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

California Breastfeeding Coalition Presents California Hospital Breastfeeding Support: Key Concepts Webinar Series

Date: August 5, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., live via Zoom

Cost: Free

Speakers:

Julia Bourg, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, FAND of CGBI EMPower Training Initiative

Event Flyer

Register here

This webinar is part of a 3-part webinar series for California Perinatal Hospitals implementing change related to California Health & Safety Code 123367. Each session offers expert information, showcase of successful hospital practices, facilitated shared learning and state-of-the-art resources.

This series is being provided with funding from the WIC Regional Liaison Program of Alameda County and supported by partners: CMQCC, PAC/LAC, Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition and the California Breastfeeding Coalition.

Staff/leadership encouraged to attend: Quality improvement; Supervisory Perinatal/Maternal/LDRP/Newborn/NICU; Lactation Specialist; Safety and Quality; Educators; Outpatient/Ambulatory; Triage.

Objectives for this webinar:

  • Summarize breastfeeding competencies as defined by current Baby-Friendly and California Model Policy guidance.
  • Identify effective ways to implement and validate skills-based competencies.
  • Learn steps and resources for developing and implementing a sustainable hospital training plan.

1 CEUs and 1 CERPs is available through the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition for a $10 fee and free to their members. A link to register for the education units will be provided in your confirmation email.

Questions? Please contact us at hello@californiabreastfeeding.org

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Aug
7
Sat
Breastfeeding Awareness Health Fair and Drive-Thru
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by the Breastfeeding Task Force of Fresno

Date: August 7, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: West Fresno Regional Center

142 E. California Ave.

Fresno, CA, 93706

The Big Latch-On starts at 10:30 a.m.

> Click here to sign-up for Big Latch-On locally in Fresno or scan QR Code. Please bring your own chair(s) and blanket(s).

> Big Latch-On is where “people gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding” (Global Latch-On).

If interested to be a part of the planning team or want to donate for the event, please contact Christine Vang at (559) 600-3330 or email at chrvang@fresnocountyca.gov.

For additional event information, visit www.babiesfirstfresno.com

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