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NEW! Breastfeeding & Covid-19 information & Special Edition BF support Services below

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCE GUIDE

ENGLISH DIRECTORY (pdf)

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SPANISH DIRECTORY (pdf)

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Special Edition: BF Support Video Chat & Phone (pdf)

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS-Public events cancelled until further notice

Breastfeeding Support during the Covid-19 outbreak & social distancing

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS-Public events cancelled until further notice

  • Nursing Nook @ Community events- stay tuned for dates
  • May 21st @11:30 am in Oxnard: Annual Stakeholder's Meeting & Lunch
  • World Breastfeeding Week 2020 August 1st- 7th
  • Annual Education Conference 

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Covid-19 & Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support during the Covid-19 outbreak & social distancing

2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS-Public events cancelled until further notice

Go to www.vcemergency.org for up to date local information about the Coronavirus here in Ventura County.


CDC's guidance on breastfeeding & the Coronavirus

  "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." 


LEGAL AID AT WORK:

What to do if COVID-19 effects your job or ability to work


Additional resources & position statements: 

Dr. Hale and Infant Risk Center

La Leche League

UNICEF FAQ's about Coronavirus


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Breastfeeding Support during the Covid-19 outbreak & social distancing

Breastfeeding Support during the Covid-19 outbreak & social distancing

Breastfeeding Support during the Covid-19 outbreak & social distancing


  • Call us on our warm line: 805-665-3604
  • Many of our local resources in the breastfeeding guide provide lactation support over the phone and some through telehealth options. 
  • Online help: under the "breastfeeding and more" tab find videos on breastfeeding and many common topics for help. 
  • All local support groups are temporarily cancelled. See Special Edition BF Support for other options for support


Site Content

BREASTFEEDING TOPICS

DIRECTORY AND SUPPORT GROUPS

DIRECTORY AND SUPPORT GROUPS

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Get Answers to common breastfeeding questions, topics, concerns videos and more. 

DIRECTORY AND SUPPORT GROUPS

DIRECTORY AND SUPPORT GROUPS

DIRECTORY AND SUPPORT GROUPS

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FIND LOCAL BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT & Other Support Groups/Resources for New Moms

EVENTS

DIRECTORY AND SUPPORT GROUPS

LACTATION ACCOMODATION and POLICIES

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Find Information about Upcoming Community Events and Education Conferences/Seminars

LACTATION ACCOMODATION and POLICIES

LACTATION ACCOMODATION and POLICIES

LACTATION ACCOMODATION and POLICIES

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Find out more information regarding current lactation laws and policies including Paid Family Leave and Lactation Accomodation

LACTATION ACCOMODATION and POLICIES

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

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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.” 

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

LACTATION ACCOMODATION and POLICIES

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

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Important Resources for Physician, healthcare, lactation and birth professionals

ABOUT BCVC

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WHO WE ARE

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. 

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OUR MISSION AND VISION

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

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WHAT WE DO

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

Help Our Cause

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 . 

Become a Community Impact Donor today.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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Contact Us

WARM LINES: CALL OR TEXT

ENGLISH: 805-665-3604

SPANISH/ESPAÑOL: 805-973-7015

MIXTECO: 805-751-9610

Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County

P.O. Box 6733, Ventura, CA 93006, US