2019 Calendar of Events


THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING! This event has passed- November 1st, 2019: Annual Education Conference feat


"The Complete Lactation Consultation"

Full-Day Conference 8am-4:30pm

Limited to 75 attendees! Register soon!

Breakfast, Lunch and CEUs

Academic Family Medicine Center | 3291 Loma Vista Rd Bldg 340 # 2  | 1st floor Auditorium | Ventura, CALIFORNIA 93003 

Register today! Standard $105.00/ $120 at the door if available

7 CEU's/ 5.75 L-CERPS and 0.5 R-CERPS


About the Speaker:

Sheila Dedrick knew she found her niche working with mothers and babies from her first clinical rotation in Obstetrics in nursing school. She became an RN at the age of 20 and moved to the Maternal Child department as soon as she could. She has continued for 40 years, never leaving her passion, working in labor and delivery, mother-baby, and high-risk antepartum. Currently she is the Manager of the New Parent Resource Center at Community Memorial Hospital which she opened and where she combines her expertise in lactation and maternity with her passion for teaching. She developed a comprehensive set of courses and established an outpatient lactation support program where over 1400 private consultations are done each year. She was instrumental in the CMH receiving their Baby Friendly designation.  She graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Nurse Educator. She is an IBCLC and Certified Childbirth Educator. She was honored with the Liquid Gold Award from the Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County and was named the Hospital Hero for Ventura County by the National Health Foundation.  She has been married to her husband Craig for over 40 years and is a long- time resident of Oak View, CA.  Sheila is proudly the mother of two breastfed daughters and the grandmother of two breastfed grandchildren.



This course is now closed: CLEC course: Lactation Educator Counselor Training Program. Check back fo

5 day course 


October 2-4th and December 5th-6th

Ventura County Health Services Building

Oxnard, CA

$550.00 special rate with BCVC.

Must email Heather at contact@breastfeedventura.org for registration instructions and discount.

Education credits:

RN: 45 hrs BRN CEU's

RD: 35 hrs CE hrs.

4 CE units Reproductive Medicine


Thank you for celebrating with us!

Event has passed-Saturday, August 3rd 10am-1pm


(near the Oxnard Collection)

Come join us for the annual world breastfeeding week park celebration! Informational vendors and swag bags for attendees.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor for this event please go to SPONSOR FORM

WBW Proclamation

Event has passed-TUESDAY, August 6th at 10am 

Ventura County Hall of Administration

Ventura, CA 93003

Presentation of the WBW proclamation and Liquid Gold Award. 

Meet in the chamber waiting area at 9:50am. Wear Pink, bring your signs and your babies! 

EVENTS & CONFERENCES by other organizations


California Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC) Annual Summit


January 21, 22, 23, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton, Sacramento, CA


ILCA Summit

July 8-11th, 2020 

Houston, TX

BreastfeedLA-ongoing webinars and seminars