Grow Our Own | Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – Nov 30 @ 9:30 am

Sponsored by: LEAARC, California WIC, Riverside University Health System, California WIC Association, and Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

Dates: April 8, 2021 – November 2021 (Every other Wednesday)

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST (1 hour lunch break)

Course fee: $1,650

Register at CA WIC Association: Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant Prep Course (

  • Earn 105 hours of lactation specific education necessary to sit for the IBCLCexam.
  • IBLCE requires 95 hours to qualify for the examProvider approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing (pending),CEP 13623 for 90 contact hours.

The Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course meets thefollowing requirements:

Joint Commission Core Measures for Perinatal Care US BreastfeedingCompetencies
Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Training RD Re-certification CEU’s (90)
Our Course is Approved by the Lactation Education Accreditation andApproval Review Committee.

  • Grow Our Own will provide:A notebook and textbook – Core Curriculum forInterdisciplinary Lactation Care.
  • Students will need to purchase:The Comprehensive LC Exam Review, onAmazon it can be purchased in a digital format.

CWA is piloting scholarship support for lactation professional education.
Our pilot will utilize the Grow Our Own IBCLC program for this year.



For the 2021 Grow Our Own class, CWA has limited funds to fully support up to 3 WIC staff with these situations:
  • Their agency would not be financially able to cover their registration fee and the fee is a hardship for the individual and as a consequence the individual would not be able to attend or
  • They are a Peer Counselor who is on the pathway to become an IBCLC.

Email and visit for more details.

For GOO training contact:Kayellen Young IBCLC, CD(DONA)

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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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Webinar: The Motherhood Transition: Addressing The Shift and Its Impact On Family Wellness
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hosted by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: October 23, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Member: $10

Early Bird $15

General Registration $25

Register Here

1 R-CERP and 1 Contact Hour

The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition invites you to join us on Saturday, October 23rd from 10 AM to 11 AM PDT for a live webinar exploring diverse perspectives of how transitioning into motherhood may impact families.

We are so grateful to have best selling author, mental health expert, and community advocate Nakeya T. Fields, LCSW, PPSE, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist to share her insights and expertise on perinatal mental health disorders including how to identify symptoms and create strategies to plan for health, resilience, and coping. During this webinar, Nakeya will speak on the importance of inspiring empathetic collaboration and village building in peers and colleagues to address systemic challenges that impact breastfeeding rates and inequitable birth outcomes

This is a great webinar for health professionals who serve birthing women and seek to learn strategies to ease the transition into motherhood.

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

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Webinar: Creating a Roadmap for Lactation Support in the NICU
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Presented by BreastfeedLA

Date: November 10, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., live via Zoom

Register Here

The CDC recognizes that there are disparities in the rates in which extremely preterm, early preterm, late preterm, and term infants receive human milk. Hospitals can decrease these disparities by implementing policies and procedures to support lactating people in providing their infants in the NICU human milk as soon as is medically feasible.

Please join BreastfeedLA as we present Creating a Roadmap for Lactation Support in the NICU: a live webinar featuring Dr. Lisa Stellwagen and Cindy Young, MPH, RD, CLE. Together they will discuss best practices for supporting lactation in the NICU. During this presentation, we will also explore the recent results of the Los Angeles Landscape Analysis.

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Questions? Please contact by phone 323-210-8505 or email

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Webinar: Non-Profit Milk Banking; Filling The Mothers’ Milk Gap
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hosted by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: November 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Member: $10

Early Bird $15 (ends on 11/12)

General Registration $25

1 L-CERP and 1 Contact Hour

Register Here 

The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition presents Non-Profit Milk Banking: Filling The Mothers’ Milk Gap a live webinar featuring Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, MD, FAAP. Dr. Stellwagen has over 35 years of clinical experience, she is the Executive and Medical Director for The University of California Health Milk Bank in addition to being a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

To set the foundation for the webinar, Dr. Stellwagen will open her presentation by illustrating the current APP recommendation for the use of pasteurized donor human milk in pediatrics. Next, she will explain in detail the rigorous safety protocols in non-profit milk banking that assure that donated milk is safe for use, for example, the screening process that must be completed by all prospective donor mothers. Continuing, she will define and outline the methodology behind the milk processing practices that retain milk’s nutritional and biological properties but prevent pathogen transmission. Additionally, she will speak on milk donation and donor milk use patterns in San Diego County. Last, she will provide information on The University of California Health Milk Bank’s successes as well as, speaking on gaps that still exist and what can be done to fill them. In closing, she will update attendees on the current hot topics in the human milk banking world.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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