Lactation Action Network

What is the Lactation Action Network?

The Lactation Action Network (LAN) is a group of people who are members of the California Breastfeeding Coalition and California WIC Association and collaborate to address the systemic and institutional barriers to breastfeeding at the policy level. The LAN participants are the voices for breastfeeding families in their communities, in Sacramento and in Washington DC.

Educate your Legislator About Issues that Impact Lactation!

Every year the Lactation Action Network convenes upon the State Capitol to educate California State Legislators about important breastfeeding issues. On January 28th, we partnered with the California Work & Family Coalition for and held a virtual legislative day. More than 65 breastfeeding advocates visited 27 different State Assemblymembers and State Senators, over zoom, to educate them about the importance of paid family leave wage replacement. Participants shared powerful stories with the legislators about the connection between paid family leave and breastfeeding outcomes. Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez addressed Legislative Day Participants and spoke about the need paid family leave for all Californians.

Virtual Legislative Day, January 28, 2021

Join the Lactation Action Network

What is expected of me if I participate in the Lactation Action Network?

*Learn about and discuss current lactation policy issues.

*Participate in developing statewide lactation policy priorities.

*Build and maintain relationships with your Congressional member, State Assembly member and State Senate member.

*Educate legislators about issues that impact families from meeting their breastfeeding and lactation goals.

*Respond to Action Alerts that request a rapid contact to your legislators.

*Attend Capitol Day visits in Sacramento and in Washington, DC when coordinated opportunities become available.

*Lead or participate in efforts for State, County and/or City resolutions to proclaim August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

*Present local breastfeeding data to your County First 5 Commission and to other identified stakeholders.

*Participate in media advocacy campaigns and be a media spokesperson.

*Participate in quarterly webinar meetings and others as needed.

How can I participate in the Lactation Action Network?

Sign up for the Lactation Action Network below. You will need to provide the district numbers of your Congressional, State Assembly and State Senate representatives.

You can find your Federal legislative district numbers at this link.

You can find your State legislative district numbers at this link.

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