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Breastfeeding is Public Health Priority

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)’s Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk policy statement opens up with “Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. Given the documented short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopment advantages of breastfeeding, infant nutrition should be considered a public health issue and not only

2018-04-16T12:07:29+00:00

Support for Breastfeeding in Early Education

Have you ever heard about “breastfeeding-friendly childcare?” According to Center of Disease Control (CDC), support for breastfeeding in early care and education is an important strategy. Early care and education can be pre-kindergarten (pre-K), childcare center, in-home care…various types of childcare arrangements. These programs play an important role in supporting breastfeeding mothers and their infants

2018-03-30T11:30:37+00:00

Breastfeeding Controversies: SDCBC Mini Seminar Highlights

In spite of the backlash against breastfeeding, science continues to prove that breastmilk is the best nutrition for babies. Dr. Susan Crowe (MD, FACOG) discussed the making of breastfeeding controversies at a recent San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition half-day seminar. How the billion pound formula industry hijacked breastfeeding We’re all familiar of the Nestle’s infant

2018-03-16T10:34:22+00:00

Why I pump for other’s kids

Breastfeeding moms’ days are long, years are short. Before I knew it, my baby was turning five months old and started to show interests in his big brother’s food. Our pediatrician recommended us to introduce solid food to him, which we did. Before this he’s been exclusively breastfed and with the sucking simulation, my milk

2018-02-28T12:21:08+00:00

Breastfeeding and Racial Inequality

Helping Mothers of Color Reach Their Breastfeeding Goals Last year I joined a group of healthcare providers and concerned individuals in Southern California to form the Asian Breastfeeding Task Force. We feel it’s clear that there are special and unique cultural and education issues when working with this population and breastfeeding practices. I used to

2018-02-14T21:19:26+00:00

Moms Beware! Scammers on FB page requesting donated breastmilk are selling it on other pages

Facebook groups for breastfeeding mothers are sending out a warning to its users. Human Milk 4 Human Babies Ohio said it received a large number of complaints from multiple people about a couple from Cleveland, OH requesting breastmilk and then selling it in other places. The page was not set up for selling breastmilk for

2018-01-31T10:30:15+00:00

Postpartum mood disorders 2017

COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this seminar the participant should be able to: Utilize the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screen (EPDS) and refer high-risk patients to maternal mental health experts. Describe treatment options for a breastfeeding mother identified with postpartum depression and/or anxiety. List 3 commonly used medications for treating maternal mood disorders in the

2017-12-20T12:11:21+00:00

SDCBC Members Empower the Coalition to Empower Breastfeeding Moms

SDCBC—the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition—is a non-profit association whose mission is to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. With the help from its members, the coalition is able to fulfill its mission through education and outreach in the community. Breastmilk is powerful stuff, but moms determined to breastfeed can face all kinds of challenges. It

2017-12-15T10:01:00+00:00