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Cannabis and Breastfeeding Study

My name is Amanda de Leon and I work for the Center for Better Beginnings, the birth defects prevention division in the School of Medicine at University of California, San Diego. We are looking for study participants and donations for our confidential cannabis (marijuana) in breastfeeding research through the Mommy’s Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository,

Highlights of California Breastfeeding Summit 2017: Culture, Trauma, and Marijuana, by To-Wen Tseng

Themed “California Dreamin,” this year’s California Breastfeeding Summit took place at Anaheim, CA in January. At a recent San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition’s general meeting, the coalition’s Kim Speckhahn (BS, IBCLC), Kimberly Elkins (EdM, IBCLC) and Dr. James Murphy (MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP) shared what they took home from the Summit.

Partners in Narrowing Breastfeeding Support Gaps in Communities, by To-wen Tseng

Once again, it’s a new year with new hope and new challenge. While many of lactation consultants in San Diego County are continue to support breastfeeding families, it is very helpful to learn about the “RBLs”—Regional Breastfeeding Liaisons—at WIC. Having that in mind, San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition invited four local RBLs to talk about

Doulas Supporting Breastfeeding

A doula is a new mom’s BFF—breastfeeding friend. Why and how? Breastfeeding consultant and doula Leilani Wilde shared her insights at a recent San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition general meeting. A doula is a woman experienced in birth and/or postpartum care who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to the mother before, during, and after

Where California Ranks in Breastfeeding Rates

When my son was born, I knew I wanted to at least try to nurse him. Although my mom did not breastfeed me—I was born in the era of “formula is best”—, it had been drilled into my head repeatedly throughout my pregnancy that “breast is best.” That is the message apparently being resonating with