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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

2018-11-01T07:58:25+00:00

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

2018-11-06T10:46:10+00:00

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

2018-10-29T12:34:27+00:00

 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

2018-10-29T14:20:30+00:00

Infant Feeding Inequities and How Does It Affect All of Us

This week I had the pleasure to serve as a panelist at BreastfeedLA’s 2018 summit. In a 90-minute panel, my fellow panelists explored how race, ethnicity, geographic location, place of birth and other factors have a direct correlation to breastfeeding.Infant feeding inequities do exist and play a much bigger role in health equity

2018-10-29T13:11:15+00:00

Energized Breastfeeding Non-Profit Presents its 10th Annual Liquid Gold Gala

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 11, 2018) – The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition (SDCBC) will host its 10th annual Liquid Gold Gala on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Southwestern Yacht Club in Point Loma. Benefiting the mothers, infants, and families of San Diego County, the dinner and auction serves as the organization’s primary fundraiser

2018-10-29T12:37:05+00:00

Making a Point to Breastfeeding Openly

Breastfeeding while waiting for boarding in Ontario International Airport. Earlier this month, when traveling to Taiwan for my new book tour, I saw an interesting poster in the breastfeeding room in Taoyuan International Airport. It said “Hold and Breastfeed your baby anytime, anywhere.” To me, the poster basically said “you don’t need a

2018-10-21T21:00:40+00:00