Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition

Contacts:           

Susie McCulloch, BA, IBCLC
Email: susie.mcculloch@sonoma-county.org
Phone: (707) 565-6584

PO BOX 8355
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Meetings:

2nd Tuesday of every month
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Sonoma County WIC Office
1450 Guerneville Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Upcoming Activities:

  • September 19, 2015 – Share the Love – Donor Milk Drive & Celebration.  See flyer

Recent Breastfeeding Coalition Activities:

  • Developed lactation course for Family Practice residents
  • Developed interagency communication tool for hospitals, WIC and outpatient IBCLCs
  • Promoting Baby Behaviors through community education forums
  • Sponsored the formation of the MotherBaby Collaborative and the Native Breastfeeding Council
  • Sonoma County Board of Supervisors recognizes local breastfeeding champions with a proclamation acknowledging World Breastfeeding Week.  Maternal Child Adolescent Health Director and the Sonoma County Health Officer also announce Sonoma County WIC’s USDA Gold Premiere Award for Breastfeeding Support.  Watch the video below.


Recent MotherBaby Collaborative Activities:

Recent Native Breastfeeding Council Activities:

  • Designed and built designated lactation room for staff and clients of SCIHP
  • Incorporated infant feeding tool into electronic health assessment template
  • Hosting 3nd annual Wellness Walk/Run August 4th at Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc.
  • Family Fun Night community event attended by 140 people
  • Brought breastfeeding tent to multiple community events
  • Obtained domain name and developed website: http://www.nativebreastfeeding.org/

Library Activities:

  • Developed and distributed bookmarks that promote breastfeeding duration:

Wondermoms Bookmark- English

Wondermoms Bookmark- Spanish

Children Who Were Breastfed- English

Children Who Were Breastfed- Spanish

  • Developed a Lego display for libraries demonstrating the ingredients found only in human milk.
  • Donated bilingual Mama’s Milk books to local libraries.
  • Working with area librarians to identify breastfeeding books, resources and literature to add to their current selection.

World Breastfeeding Week 2013

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