As a member you will have the opportunity to network with other health professionals dedicated to the promotion and support of breastfeeding, and have access to the most up-to-date breastfeeding education and resources and enable the Coalition to continue serving the San Diego community.
Our vision is that:
Breastfeeding will be the norm in San Diego County for at least the infant’s first year of life and preferably longer.
All healthcare professionals in San Diego County will be knowledgeable about, promote, and provide support for breastfeeding.
Every woman will have access to the information, resources and community support necessary to breastfeed for as long as she wishes.
The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition will be recognized as the key coordinating resource for breastfeeding issues and support in San Diego County.
Breastfeeding is a health, social, ecologic, and economic resource for our community.
Mothers have the right to make an informed choice regarding their infants’ feeding.
Community acceptance and support are integral components of breastfeeding success.
Health professionals, business leaders and policy makers have a vital need for access to breastfeeding information, and play a critical role in the support and promotion of breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is an integral component of parenting, and the family an essential part of breastfeeding support.
Mother-to-mother support, peer counselors, doulas, childbirth educators and other support persons play a vital role in promoting and supporting breastfeeding in the community.
We provide current, accurate, scientifically valid and culturally sensitive information.
What are the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition Objectives?
Improve access to comprehensive, current, and culturally appropriate lactation care and services for all women, children, and families in San Diego County.
Increase protection, promotion, and support for breastfeeding mothers in the workforce.
Ensure the SDCBC will be fiscally sound and self-sustaining.