NEW! Breastfeeding & Covid-19 information & Special Edition BF support Services below
Go to www.vcemergency.org for up to date local information about the Coronavirus here in Ventura County.
"According to CDC recommendations, mothers confirmed to have Coronavirus (COVID-19) should be encouraged to express breast milk to establish and maintain milk supply. This expressed breast milk should be fed to the newborn by a healthy caregiver."
What to do if COVID-19 effects your job or ability to work
Additional resources & position statements:
Get Answers to common breastfeeding questions, topics, concerns videos and more.
FIND LOCAL BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT & Other Support Groups/Resources for New Moms
Find Information about Upcoming Community Events and Education Conferences/Seminars
Find out more information regarding current lactation laws and policies including Paid Family Leave and Lactation Accomodation
RIGHT TO BREASTFEED IN PUBLIC:
CIVIL CODE 43.3: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, except the private home or residence of another, where the mother and the child are otherwise authorized to be present.”
Important Resources for Physician, healthcare, lactation and birth professionals
The Coalition is a non profit 501c3 corporation, comprised of health care providers, community leaders, policy makers, and parents, as well as public and private organizations with the common goal of promoting and supporting breastfeeding as the culture norm in Ventura County.
Our mission is to promote breastfeeding in the community by providing resources and education to families, health care professionals, employers, and policy makers.
Our vision is to see EVERY FAMILY IS SUPPORTED TO BREASTFEED
Through Outreach, Education and Advocacy we seek to improve breastfeeding rates in our community, contributing to a healthier Ventura County.
Outreach: Resource Guide & Website, advertising rack cards, Thank you for Nursing your baby cards and Nursing Nook provided at Community Events
Education: Annual Education Conference
Advocacy: Annual World Breastfeeding Week Proclamation at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors
Your support and contributions will enable us to support new families with breastfeeding in Ventura County, thereby increasing breastfeeding rates and contributing to a healthier future for our community .
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