2024 CALIFORNIA BREASTFEEDING SUMMIT
This coming year’s summit will take place entirely online from January 23 to 25, 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 Practices
Acquire New Skills
Share Resources and Tools
Network and Establish New Relationships
Inspire and Motivate Action
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.
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join us as a summit sponsor or exhibitor!
shape the infant-feeding landscape in california
Be a part of California’s premier convening of lactation advocates from throughout the state. The Summit is a catalyst for action, empowering attendees to address the structural and institutional racism, inequities of lactation care and support that prevent California families from meeting their infant feeding intentions.
As a CBC 2024 Summit Sponsor, you will become an integral industry partner that will help attendees earn continuing education credits, building their skills and networking with colleagues, vendors and sponsors (yes, that’s you).
The deadline to confirm participation as a sponsor or exhibitor is Dec. 15, 2023.
Are you a Changemaker, Rising Star, or Golden Nugget?
Or do you know someone who is?
Applications are now open for the California Breastfeeding Summit’s annual awards, which recognize individuals and organizations who are making a difference in the infant-feeding landscape throughout the state.
The Changemaker Award is for Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, supporters and educators who are actively engaged in the birth and chest/breastfeeding fields. Up to three individuals will be selected for this award, and self-nominations ARE allowed. The award provides registration and technology support to attend the 2024 Virtual California Breastfeeding Summit.
The Rising Star Award recognizes exceptional new and emerging leaders for outstanding contributions to their community, local breastfeeding coalition and to recognize local lactation advocates who are change-agents in their communities. Self-nominations are NOT allowed.
The Golden Nugget Award celebrates the accomplishments of local breastfeeding coalitions, collaboratives, consortiums and organizations. This award recognizes efforts in supporting National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO) The Continuity Of Care In Breastfeeding Support Blueprint and the California Breastfeeding Coalition’s vision that “all families in California have access to quality lactation support, breastfeeding and chestfeeding resources and donor human milk.”
Official 2024 Summit Merchandise Now Available
The 2024 California Breastfeeding Summit might be a virtual event, but you can still show up in style.
The CBC Shop is now open, featuring merchandise and designs that demonstrate your commitment to chest, breast and human milk feeding. The shop contains shirts, mugs, totes and onesies in the following designs:
- 2024 California Breastfeeding Summit (official apparel)
- Human Milk is a Human Right
- Inclusive Language
- Got (extra) milk?
The designs were created by CBC staff member Chanel Shows.
Keynote: Monica Esparza
The Launch of Semana de la Lactancia Latina and Why It Matters
Monica Esparza (she/her) is the executive director of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force. She is a trained Certified Lactation Counselor and Community Interpreter who served families as a breastfeeding peer counselor for more than 10 years, providing peer-to-peer support to lactating families through the WIC program both individually and in the hospital setting.
Her training includes T.O.P. and New Mexico First facilitation training. She is an alumnus of Health Connect One Birth Leadership Academy and NM Women of Color Leaders in Non-profit and currently sits on the National College of Midwifery, and the NM CNM advisory.
As a Mexican, Immigrant woman living in the south valley of Albuquerque, she brings a grassroots community approach and an equity lens into every aspect of her work. She understands the importance of centering families and BIPOC communities as a crucial step in achieving birth equity.