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Advocate Voices

Incomplete Data Drives Flawed Conclusions About AANHPI Breastfeeding Rates

August 16, 2021

Asian mothers in the U.S. have excellent breastfeeding rates!

True or False?

If you’ve read the Centers for Disease Control’s recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Breastfeeding Initiation (May 2021), you likely believe that statement is true based on the claim that 90.3% of Asian mothers initiate breastfeeding.


Tina Benitez: Supporting WIC Families for 30 Years!

Tina Benitez has been helping mothers and babies breastfeed for the past 30 years.


Supporting lactation in the era of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a public health emergency. Many questions and concerns have been raised in regard to the impact of COVID-19 on infant feeding practices during the postpartum period.


Are we prepared? Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies

Over the past week, concerns related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have increased. The California Breastfeeding Coalition has been and will continue to closely monitor the rapidly changing situation.


Meet Changemaker Bre’Jaynae Joiner

Bre’Jaynae Joiner is a breastfeeding mother of two who works full-time as a social worker in the Oakland area.The 2019 graduate of CSU East Bay is a passionate advocate for California families, working as a peer counselor at the West Oakland and East Health Center to make sure women have information and support they need to achieve their breastfeeding goals. Her actions have earned her the California Breastfeeding Coalitions 2020 Changemaker Award.


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