San Diego County’s Busy Breastfeeding Month: Seminar, Awards, and Milk Drive!

The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition hosted a mini-seminar educational event on Saturday, August 5th.  The topic was “Breastfeeding and Postpartum Mood Disorders:  Milk, Hope & Tears.”  Organizers report the turnout was excellent!

See the brochure here: 2017-August-Mini-SeminarBrochure-FINAL.docx


SDCBC also hosted their annual World Breastfeeding Week Hospital Contest. The winner was Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, and the runners-up were Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in San Diego and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.  Congratulations to all the winners!

Learn more about the contest here: 2017 WBW Hospital Contest


On Monday, August 7th, from 7:30am-2pm, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns hosted its annual donor milk drive. As always, a great success for our neediest babies, and a great gift by breastfeeding mothers and families.

Watch CBS local news coverage of Breastfeeding Month, a ramp up to the milk drive, with neonatologist and Sharp Hospital Lactation Program Director Dr. Nancy Wight:

Coolers filled with donated breast milk!

Heidi Burke-Pevney, IBCLC
Executive Director, San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

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