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    Show Your Support! Join BCVC Tuesday, 7/28 at the Board of Supervisors Meeting

Show Your Support! Join BCVC Tuesday, 7/28 at the Board of Supervisors Meeting

Join BCVC Tuesday for a prelude to the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week!

On Tuesday, July 28, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will present the Breastfeeding Coalition with a special proclamation recognizing World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7) and the importance of breastfeeding for the health of our county’s families. BCVC will also make a brief presentation about the importance of supporting breastfeeding in the workplace so that mothers and babies can continue to breastfeed as recommended by guidelines of leading health organizations.

BCVC will also announce and present this year’s Liquid Gold Breastfeeding Award to a professional in our community who has worked to support breastfeeding families.

We appreciate your presence and support at this event! Plan to gather at 9:45am outside the Board of Supervisors meeting room, Hall of Administration, Main Plaza Level, Ventura County Government Center.

By |July 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Show Your Support! Join BCVC Tuesday, 7/28 at the Board of Supervisors Meeting
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    World Breastfeeding Week 2014 Celebration and Live, Love, Latch Event: Great Turnout!

World Breastfeeding Week 2014 Celebration and Live, Love, Latch Event: Great Turnout!

BCVC and La Leche League of Ventura County hosted a World Breastfeeding Week and Live, Love, Latch celebratory event for the community on Saturday, August 2 in Ventura. Breastfeeding supporters, mothers and families were all welcomed to demonstrate their support by signing in and being included in a nationwide tally being recorded by La Leche League to set a record for gathering of people in support of breastfeeding.

The event was a huge success and the day enjoyed by all! We recorded an amazing 219 supporters, including 79 moms, 31 dads, 36 infants, 62 children, and 11 other supporters! Attendees enjoyed goodie bags, raffle prizes, food, friendship and display of the importance of partner and family support when it comes to breastfeeding.

Thanks to all of you who came out to show your support! Thanks also to our amazing volunteers who helped with the event, as well as organizations who donated items for the goodie bags and raffle. This event was made possible because of you!

Some photos from the event:

By |August 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on World Breastfeeding Week 2014 Celebration and Live, Love, Latch Event: Great Turnout!
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    Dr. Abhay Vaidya, Winner of the 2014 Liquid Gold Breastfeeding Award

Dr. Abhay Vaidya, Winner of the 2014 Liquid Gold Breastfeeding Award

BCVC has traditionally recognized breastfeeding champions in the community during World Breastfeeding Week. These awards have evolved into the BCVC “Liquid Gold Breastfeeding Award”, presented to an individual or group for their notable support and protection of breastfeeding. The award honors those who serve as a model of support for others in their profession or community.

This year, the Board of BCVC chose specifically to honor a physician. Physicians have a tremendous impact on whether or not a mother continues to breastfeed. From amongst several nominations, Dr. Abhay Vaidya was chosen as this year’s recipient.

Studies have shown that top reasons for discontinuation of breastfeeding include mother’s concern that her baby is not getting enough milk, and pain with breastfeeding. A condition called ankyloglossia – commonly referred to as “tongue tie” – can affect both mother’s comfort and baby’s ability to transfer milk. Lactation consultants can screen for this condition, but it is out of their scope of practice to diagnose or treat. Dr. Vaidya has provided this much-needed service for families, thereby making a difference for breastfeeding mothers who very likely would have otherwise given up breastfeeding. Families often have difficulty finding a specialist who both recognizes the impact that tongue tie can have on breastfeeding, and is willing to release tongue tie for this purpose. Dr. Vaidya has also identified and treated what is referred to as “posterior” tongue tie, a condition that is often overlooked by other providers and lactation consultants, but can significantly impact breastfeeding.

A statement from just one of the many mothers Dr. Vaidya has helped to continue breastfeeding:
“I saw Dr. Vaidya… the baby was tongue-tied… he clipped the tongue and now breastfeeding is going beautifully. I was going to stop […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dr. Abhay Vaidya, Winner of the 2014 Liquid Gold Breastfeeding Award
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    Saturday, August 2: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration & Live, Love, Latch at Barranca Vista Park

Saturday, August 2: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration & Live, Love, Latch at Barranca Vista Park

BCVC and La Leche League in Ventura County present a World Breastfeeding Week “Live, Love, Latch” Celebration aiming to contribute to a nationwide record for most breastfeeding families and their supporters coming together!

Join us on Saturday, August 2 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Barranca Vista Park in Ventura to show your support!

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Live, Love, Latch will be taking place in various locations all over the nation during August (National Breastfeeding Month) — a continuous gathering of breastfeeding wonderfulness!

Enjoy:

* Kids’ activities
* Goodie bags for the first 75 families (with giveaways, coupons, local breastfeeding promotion)
* Sandwiches
* Raffle
* Celebration of ALL who support breastfeeding (partners, breastfeeding counselors, care providers, etc.)

Attendees are welcome to bring a potluck dish or snack to share. Each family will receive a raffle ticket, with the opportunity to purchase more at the event (proceeds support the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County).

Read more about Live, Love, Latch

Read more about World Breastfeeding Week

If you would like to contribute to the raffle and/or goodie bags, please send us an e-mail.

We look forward to seeing families, partners, professionals and breastfeeding advocates at this wonderful celebration!

By |July 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saturday, August 2: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration & Live, Love, Latch at Barranca Vista Park
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    Show your support for breastfeeding Tuesday, 7/29 with the Board of Supervisors

Show your support for breastfeeding Tuesday, 7/29 with the Board of Supervisors

Please join the Coalition and show your support for breastfeeding advocacy in our county at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, July 29 at 9:45 am.

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2014. In honor of this, BCVC will provide a brief presentation on the Ventura County Breastfeeding Hospital Consortium, and the Board of Supervisors will proclaim the importance of breastfeeding for the health of our county’s youngest citizens.

BCVC will also announce and present this year’s “Liquid Gold” Breastfeeding Award to a physician in our community who has worked to support breastfeeding families.

All are welcome! Please join this exciting event and show your support for efforts that help improve breastfeeding rates in Ventura County! Questions? Send us an e-mail. Thank you for supporting breastfeeding in our county!

Please plan to meet BCVC Board members, Coalition supporters, and breastfeeding advocates outside of the Board of Supervisors meeting room at 9:45am. This is located at the Ventura County Government Center (800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura) in the Hall of Administration, First Floor.

By |July 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Show your support for breastfeeding Tuesday, 7/29 with the Board of Supervisors