La Leche League of Northern CA, Hawaii, N. Nevada Virtual Milk Drive
May 19 – Aug 31 all-day

In Partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose

Date: May 19 – August 31, 2022

Location: Virtual

La Leche League of Northern California/Hawaii/Northern Nevada is partnering with the Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose to host a virtual milk drive from May through National Breastfeeding Month in August.

All costs are covered by Mothers’ Milk Bank. Mention La Leche League when you donate!

For more information, please visit Mothers’ Milk Bank of San Jose website.

Questions? Please email or call 510-545-3840

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National Breastfeeding Month
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

August is National Breastfeeding Month! 

The annual observance of National Breastfeeding Month kicks off with World Breastfeeding Week and continues with dedicated campaigns in support of lactation awareness among Indigenous, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI), and Black communities.

This year’s National Breastfeeding Month (NBM2022) theme is Together We Do Great Things.

According to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), the theme is a celebration of the power and impact of our collective efforts. When we work together all day, every day, we can make change last.

Week 1 (August 1-7): World Breastfeeding WeekStep Up for Breastfeeding

Week 2 (August 8-14): Indigenous Milk Medicine WeekStrengthening Our Traditions From Birth and Beyond

Week 3 (August 15-21): Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding WeekTelling Our Own Stories. Elevating Our Voices

Week 4 (August 25-31): Black Breastfeeding WeekBBW 2022: 10 Years, A New Foundation


The California Breastfeeding Coalition, Mothers’ Milk Bank San Jose, and UC Health Milk Bank — are kicking off a year-long campaign promoting the use of donor human milk on Aug. 1, 2022.

Just in time for National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week, the California Breastfeeding Coalition is launching a campaign to bring awareness to the need for and benefits of donor human milk.

The year-long campaign, created in partnership with the state’s two nonprofit milk banks — Mothers’ Milk Bank San Jose and UC Health Milk Bank in San Diego — seeks to reach prospective donors to boost the milk banks’ capacity for serving hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and families with fragile infants.

You can access the CBC’s #NBM22 Social Media Toolkit here. Information on the donor human milk campaign, along with social media assets and captions begins on Page 3.

When posting to social media, please use hastags  #WBW2022 #CABreastfeeds #CABreastfeedingCoalition

Holding a breastfeeding event in your community? Please let us know. Submit upcoming events to the CBC event calendar here.

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

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Reproductive Justice Conference
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – Aug 18 @ 10:00 am

Hosted by Black Women for Wellness

Date: August 8-18, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. PST

Price: Free

Credits: Up to 15 total Category I CECHs

Register here

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Black Women For Wellness’ annual Reproductive Justice Conference will convene from August 8th to August 18th to discuss the political, and economic climate of our fundamental rights, and how Black women and girls basic human rights are in jeopardy.

Join us for workshops on abortion rights and access, key policy and political issues, young adult issues, contraceptive equity, environmental justice, civic engagement, comprehensive sex education, and much more. This year we approach these issues from a human rights perspective and from a Black woman’s lived experiences. Black Women for Wellness will take a deep dive into the framework of the intersectionality of race, gender and gender identity, class, and sexual orientation. While viewing the country from a Black woman’s perspective on poverty, race, human rights, political climate, and economical challenges.

For more detailed information, visit the event webpage.

Questions? Please contact the event organizer at

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A More Excellent Way(MEW) Virtual Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm

Presented by A More Excellent Way (MEW)

Date: August 15-19, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom

Click here to register

Register for this 20-hour breastfeeding peer counselor training to increase your breastfeeding knowledge, skills and support techniques to families.


Twitter: @mewpeers

FaceBook: A More Excellent Way Health Improvement Organization


Questions? Please contact Monique Sims at 707-319-7489 or by email at

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NWA | 1000 Days National Breastfeeding Month AANHPI Panel Discussion
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Hosted by National WIC Association and 1,000 Days

Date: August 16, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. PST

RSVP here

Join the LIVE panel discussion on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to hear from experts on breastfeeding in AANHPI communities.

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Merced County Breastfeeding Café National Breastfeeding Month Info Sessions
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by Merced County Breastfeeding Café

Date: August 17, 2022

Time: 10 a.m. – noon PST

Location: Merced WIC Office

1235 W. Main St., Merced, CA, 95340

Cost: Free

The Merced County Breastfeeding Café Support Group is hosting weekly Info Sessions in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month.

Every Wednesday of August we will be discussing a new topic. This Wednesday we will talk about pumping and pace bottle feeding.

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Questions? Contact Adourin at or (209) 383-4859 ext. 1256

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Supporting Lactating Students and Employees on Campus
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hosted by The Pregnant Scholar

Date: August 17, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. PST

Register here

The Department of Education’s proposed Title IX Regulations make clear that students and employees are entitled to lactation break time and space. While many institutions have long provided lactation accommodations, others are just beginning. The expert presenters will discuss the new regulations for students and employees, offer a roadmap for implementing compliant policies, and share resources for better understanding the law and the needs of lactating students. Finally, we will explore common challenges faced when implementing lactation break time and space on campus, and strategies for overcoming them.


Jessica Lee, Director & Staff Attorney, The Pregnant Scholar at the Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

Alena Clark, Colorado State University, Co-author of the Toolkit for Establishing Lactation Support on University and College Campuses

Questions? Please contact

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Cultural Dimensions in Lactation Support: A focus on East Asian Families
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hosted by UCSF Lactation Task Force

Date: August 17, 2022

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST

To attend the meeting:

Meeting ID: 955 9693 5190

Password: 945863

Phone or Conference room password: 945863

One Click Join from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device:

Click here to view the event flyer. 

To celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week, The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and UCSF Lactation Task Force, present “Cultural Dimensions in Lactation Support: A focus on East Asian Families”. This includes a pre-recorded 1-1/2 hour talk followed by a live discussion with Tonya Lang and Grace Yee.

Questions? Please contact Carol Thomason at or 707-953-4778

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Webinar: Racial Disparities and Hesitancy to the Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Hosted by San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: August 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. –  9:30 a.m. PST

Cost: Free

View the event flyer

Laura Kair, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of California, Davis


  1. Understand the pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) process
  2. Recognize the medical benefits to the use of PDHM
  3. Be able to speak to the racial disparities around the use of PDHM

To Join The Event & For More Information Visit:…/2022-herbert-kimmons-summer…/

To Register For CERPs:

Continuing Education:
1 Contact Hour

CME Available offered through the Continuing Medical Education Program of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and the Department of Pediatrics of UC San Diego School of Medicine.…/2022-herbert-kimmons-summer…/

Questions? Please contact San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition at or 800-371-6455

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Black Breastfeeding Week Celebration Drive-thru Event
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hosted by Black Infant Health, Healthy Start San Diego, and WIC

Date: August 20, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST

Location: Valencia Park Elementary

5880 Skyline Dr., San Diego, CA, 92114

Free drive thru event!

Black Breastfeeding Week 2022!

Come celebrate with us, a Breastfeeding Swag Bag pickup event to support breastfeeding among Black communities in San Diego.

Pick up location is Valencia Park Elementary, 5880 Skyline Dr., San Diego, CA 92114. Registered participants can drive through the parking lot to receive the Gift bag (no contact necessary). Please wear a mask for the pickup event. If you would like to attend the event but do not have transportation, please tell your BIH, Healthy Start, or WIC contact; a limited number of bags will be reserved for clients without transportation.

This is our sixth annual Black Breastfeeding Week celebration. Black Breastfeeding Week was created to bring awareness to the racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. All are welcome to join the celebration to learn more and provide support for Black breastfeeding families. For more info, visit

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Questions? Please contact Jennifer Nolan by email or 619-718-2229








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