Thank you for breastfeeding

Fall is in full swing. Some of my personal favorite memories of the season has breastfeeding involved. When I had my first child and my parents flied half way around the planet to visit, I decided to take them to the safari park when it cooled down. Without any surprise, the baby got hungry when


Help pass House Resolution 545: Why and How

I’m thrilled that House Resolution 545 was recently introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA-28) and it now has 17 co-sponsors from across the country! The resolution recognizes the importance of breastfeeding and “urges the President to promote the health and welfare of children and their parents by supporting international efforts to improve breastfeeding practices globally.”


Making The Most Out Of #NBM19

It’s National Breastfeeding Month and I’m celebrating with activists throughout the first food field. So many of my fellow believers have been working so hard on protecting babies’ rights to get best nutrition and I’m honored in collaboration with many dedicated advocates from around the country. I have so many to write about today, just


This #WBW, Empower Parents and Enable Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week is just around the corner! Annually, WBW is celebrated from August 1 to 7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. We can never


Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare

Early last summer, my then 8-month-old baby and I had a chance to participate in the filming of a series of breastfeeding-friendly childcare training videos produced by UC San Diego. I’m glad the videos are now up on UCSD’s website as a training tool for childcare providers! https://ucsdcommunityhealth. org/work/breastfeeding/child- care/training/ It says it takes a


On-Site Breastfeeding Support Group for Employees Helps Moms Find Balance

Lactation consultant at one of the MilQ Support Groups What started as an email to coworkers asking for a missing piece to a pump, grew into a breastfeeding support group that brings lactation professionals on-site; a network of current, future, and veteran breastfeeding women; and easy access to emergency supplies. Members of the


Overcoming language barriers in lactation service

Heidi Burke-Pevney, IBCLC, providing in-home lactation consult services Recently I had a privilege to work with Heidi Burke-Pevney, a friend of mine and the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition’s IBCLC of 2018. It all happened in late April, when a Chinese-speaking mother struggling with breastfeeding and trying to seek professional help. First, she


Normalize Breastfeeding in our Community

I have a story about persistence. In 2013, a self-describe “largest Chinese-language newspaper serving North America” published a controversial article. Titled “Breastfeeding photos embarrass Chinese-American to death,” the piece cited anonymous resources, labeled breastfeeding photos as “R-rated-photos,” described breastfeeding images as “disturbing” and “disgusting.” At that time, I just returned to work after a 3-month-long