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

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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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Virtual Milk Drive: In honor of World Prematurity Day!
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by Contra Costa Breastfeeding Task Force

Date: November 17, 2021

Time: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Join us! November 17th is World Prematurity Day.

Contra Costa Breastfeeding Task Force will partner with Mother’s Milk Bank of San Jose to ensure sick and premature babies have access to essential life-saving donor human milk.

Donating in-person:

1. Bring your frozen breast milk to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (valet parking lot) 2500 Alhambra Ave Martinez, CA 94553 from 12pm-4pm

2. Frozen breast milk less than 9 months old will be accepted

3. Pre-screening: 877-375-6645, option 3– or

Location: 2500 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA, 94553

Donating from home:

1. Call 1-877-375-6645, option 3 or visit

2. Please mention that you are donating breast milk for Contra Costa Breastfeeding Task Force.

3. Upon approval, and at no cost to you, Mother’s Milk Bank of San Jose will ship you a cooler by FedEx with instructions about how and where to send your breast milk.

Questions? Please contact Angelica Rojas by phone 408-638-2874 or email

For more information on Preterm Birth Initiatives in California, visit:

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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

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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

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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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