This coming year’s summit will take place entirely online from January 24 to 26, and we are looking forward to providing a premier virtual experience for all attendees!

Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition, the California Breastfeeding Summit is the premier statewide convening of lactation advocates from every corner of the Golden State!

The overall goal of the summit is to be a catalyst for action, empowering you to address the structural and institutional racism and inequities of lactation care and support that prevent families from meeting their infant feeding goals.

The Summit enables us to present the effectiveness of programs, research, and interventions for continuity of care in human milk feeding support. In addition, the Summit is a forum for attendees to learn best practices, acquire new skills, gain resources, collaborate, and network with peers, colleagues, and exhibitors.

Our annual conference typically attracts about 500 advocates from throughout the state to:

Evaluate our current state of chest/breastfeeding

Explore Best Practice

Acquire New Skills

Share Resources and Tools

Network and Establish New Relationships

Inspire and Motivate Action

Continuing Education:

The California WIC Association is offering units for RN (RN Contact Hours), RDs (RD CPEUs), IBCLCs (CERPs). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Number CEP 16525. Provider approved by CDR, Provider Number CA004. Provider approved by the IBLCE, Long Term Provider Number CLT 115-01. Number of units/hours have not been finalized.

If you have questions, please contact summit@californiabreastfeeding.org.

Call for Volunteers!

Seeking Volunteers to join the 2023 Summit Planning Commitee!



It takes dozens of committed lactation advocates to successfully plan and present the CBC Summit each year.

This coming year is no exception.

We are seeking volunteers to join our planning committee and help with all aspects of the California Breastfeeding Summit.

Here’s what you can expect if you choose to volunteer:

    1. Participate in online planning sessions from July 2022 through January 2023.
    2. Develop the summit goals, objectives and program, including plenary sessions and workshop tracks.
    3. Review speaker abstracts and poster session proposals
    4. Recommend potential workshops
    5. Support marketing and communications efforts to promote the summit

To review all volunteer positions, roles and responsibilities, click here.

If you have questions, please contact summit@californiabreastfeeding.org.


Want to Present at the 2023 CBC Summit?

We are seeking speaker proposals and poster abstracts for the 2023 California Breastfeeding Summit, which takes place online from January 24 to 26 via the Whova event app.

The 2023 CBC Summit objectives are based on recommendations from The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities.

A successful presenter will be able to articulate how their presentation or poster aligns with both the Summit objectives and attendee expectations. The deadline for proposals and abstracts is July 15. Apply here!

We recommend that you view the PDF version of the form to familiarize and gather the required information prior to filling out the proposal form online. Please note, we will only accept submissions completed and submitted through the following link: https://cabf.link/speakerapp

If you have questions, please contact summit@californiabreastfeeding.org.