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Meet Kim Speckhahn

1.  What does breastfeeding mean to you? A better question might be, what doesn't it mean? Really, it means to me many things from being a beautiful and empowering means of nurturing my child to reclaiming a lost birthright and rite of passage of motherhood that has been systematically devalued at great familial and cultural expense. I'm glad

How Breastfeeding Supports School Success

Dia Michels, the author of Milk, Money & Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding believes that breastfeeding, talking, and touch in infancy all support school success. “In the wild, the day the child weans is the day s/he walks. Childhood and lactation are one-and-the-same,” she wrote. “Everything the young need to know to travel

Meet Nancy Saavedra

2019-2021 President of SDCBC What does breastfeeding mean to you? When I started my public health career, my interest began with childhood nutrition and obesity prevention. Naturally my path led me to breastfeeding, one of the most effective measures to prevent diseases among mothers and their infants. I think many of us who aren’t breastfeeding experts

U.S. Airports Are About to Become A Better Place for Breastfeeding Mothers

Great news for 8 in 10 new mothers in the United States breastfeed their babies (CDC, 2016): Breastfeeding or pumping at the airports is getting easier! The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill signed recently includes the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, which requires all large and medium hub airports to provide a private, non-bathroom space

Meet Abigail Carandang

Abigail's passion for breastfeeding sparked during her experience with her now four month old daughter, Rylee. But the subject of breastfeeding was not uncommon in her life before that. "Breastfeeding has always been the norm in my life. Both of my older sisters breastfed their children--one until age one and the other, my godson, still

 Board elections are coming up!

We are currently accepting nominations for Vice President, Secretary, and Board Member positions through November 30, 2018. Board members are expected to: Be a paid member of the SDCBC Make a 2-year commitment Attend Board, General, and Mini-Seminar meetings regularly Work on an SDCBC initiative Self-nominations may be submitted by email to abigail@breastfeeding.org. If you would like