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May
19
Thu
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 la.leche.league.oakland@gmail.com or call 510-545-3840

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Aug
1
Mon
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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Aug
8
Mon
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 arnedra@bwwla.com

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Aug
9
Tue
NWA | 1000 Days National Breastfeeding Month Native Panel Discussion
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Hosted by National WIC Association and 1,000 Days

Date: August 9, 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 Native communities.

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Moms and Babies Program
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hosted by Mamas y Bebes Program

Date: August 2, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. PST

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Questions?

For English, please contact Vanessa Ramirez at vramirez@healthcollaborative.org or 909-586-4748

For Spanish, please contact mluquin@healthcollaborative.org or 909-519-2046

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Aug
10
Wed
Breastfeeding Celebration and Resource Fair
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hosted by Santa Clara County WIC

Date: August 10, 2022

Time: 10 – 2 a.m. PST

Location: Downtown San Jose WIC Office

725 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA, 95112

Cost: Free

In partnership with over 10 community partners, Santa Clara County WIC will be hosting an in-person Breastfeeding Celebration and Resource Fair for WIC participants and community members. This event will be hosted at the Downtown San Jose WIC office. Resources, kids corner, and giveaways will be available!

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

Hosted by Merced County Breastfeeding Café

Date: August 10, 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 postpartum depression.

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Questions? Contact Adourin at amalco@mercedcaa.org or (209) 383-4859 ext. 1256

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Respuestas Sobre Sus Preguntas De Lactancia/Breastfeeding Q&A in Spanish
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

UCLA Health Departamento de Lactancia en colaboración con el programa NEVHC-WIC presenta

Miércoles, 10 de Agosto

12:00pm-1:00pm

Platforma en linea: Zoom

Registro: https://eventodelactancia.eventbrite.com

volante de evento

Usted sabe que “dar pecho es lo mejor” pero puede estar pensando:

  • ¿Produciré suficiente leche?
  • ¿Comó le daré pecho a mi bebé en público?
  • ¿Comó regresaré al trabajo, a la escuela, o asistiré a citas?

Temas

  • Decisiones sobre alimentacion
  • Apoyo a la lactancia
  • Extractores de leche
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Aug
13
Sat
San Francisco Pop-Up Village
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Date: August 13, 2022

Time: 1 – 4:30 p.m. PST

Location:

100% College Prep Institute

1201 Mendell StreetSan Francisco, CA, 94124

Cost: Free

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The Pop-Up Village is a site activation tool that harnesses the power of design to catalyze the magic that emerges when people and programs come together in public space. The Pop-Up Village brings together a constellation of dynamic programming in customized buses, vans, pop-up shops, furniture, and other types of mobile architecture and nature.

Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week and celebrate being a person. Pop-Up outdoor Village comes together with food, music, games, Poetry reading by Tama Brisbane, Father’s Lounge, massages.

Questions? Please contact Carol Thomason at Carol.Thomason@ucsf.edu or 707-953-4778

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Aug
15
Mon
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.

IG:@mewhealth

Twitter: @mewpeers

FaceBook: A More Excellent Way Health Improvement Organization

Website: mewpeers.org

Questions? Please contact Monique Sims at 707-319-7489 or by email at mnqsims@gmail.com

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