Leonard Bruno

About leonardbruno

Leonard is a website designer and graphic designer for the North Park Group. He has been working with SDCBC for the past year on developing the website.

AWARD Your Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer!

From Gisele Bundchen to Alyssa Milano, every once in a while, a celebrity breastfeeding at work (which is, for these celebrity women, breastfeeding while getting styled) photo would appear on the media, catching attention and starting discussion. I'm always thrilled to see women multitask like that. I also envy those who are lucky to have

What the Similac AD “The Hood” tells us

What the Similac AD “The Hood” tells us Formula milk manufacturer Similac recently scored a big hit with a controversial ad, “the Hood.” While some consider it’s pretty good and honest, others find it insulting and misleading. If you ask me, I’d say it is a piece of clever formula propaganda that successfully changes the

Breastfeeding in Developing Countries: the Myths, the Problems, and the Progress

The critical importance of promoting the value of breastfeeding globally, nationally, and at the community level can never be highlighted enough. According to UNICEF, the potential impact of optimal breastfeeding practices is especially important in developing country situations with a high burden of disease and low access to clean water and sanitation. Dr. Yvonne Vaucher

No Peppermint Coffee for Breastfeeding Moms this Holiday Season

It’s that wonderful time of the year—the holiday season. And we live in San Diego, where Starbucks reminds us of the season change with their peppermint hot chocolate, pumpkin spice latte, and other delicious seasonal drinks. As a nursing mom, I was warned about peppermint coffee or hot chocolate. "Peppermint might decrease your milk supply,

Building a breastfeeding friendly society

Building a breastfeeding friendly society During a recent business trip to Taiwan, I was surprised by what I saw: There are nursing rooms literary everywhere I went. Nursing rooms can be found in government buildings, in shopping malls, in libraries, even in metro stations. I was surprised because this is not the Taiwan that I

Breastfeeding students deserve full support

An on-campus pumping incident was recently brought to the attention of San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition—a nursing mother who is also a student at a local medical institute was recently reprimanded for expressing her breast milk at school. According to the mother’s report, she was discretely pumping her breast milk needed for her six-week-old infant.

A Mother's Voice

My name is To-wen Tseng. I'm a journalist, previously a TV reporter, now a freelance writer. I'm also a wife to my husband who is a computer engineer, and a mother to our little one, who is now 17 months old. I didn't really have a breastfeeding plan when I first got pregnant. I came

Breastfeeding may cut the risk of breast cancer!

Estrogen receptor(ER)-negative breast cancer is a tumor subtype that is more common in black women and carries a higher risk of death. A new, large study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggested that the reason why black women are at higher risk for this aggressive type of breast cancer may be

Nipple Pain, Damage & Infections

Nipple pain, damage, and infections can happen to any breastfeeding mother. According to a 2008 research published on Pediatrics, pain is one of the major reasons why women stop breastfeeding. At the most recent San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition general meeting, Vicki Wolfrum, RN, CNM, IBCLC, discussed these breastfeeding challenges with her colleagues. Breastfeeding is