The OCBFC was established in 1997 through the leadership of the
Orange County Health Care Agency. Since this initial formation, the members of the OCBFC have been actively engaged in “Making Breastfeeding the Cultural Norm” through progressive and innovative programs and ventures. A few examples of these are: Creation of a non-profit organization (March 2001); Teen Mother Breastfeeding Series; Supporting the Breastfeeding Family programs; Strategic collaborations and partnerships with other local non-profit and governmental organizations; Leading the county-wide efforts at the establishments of milk depots in Orange County that will not only increase the milk donor base for Orange County but also promote the use of pasteurized donor milk in our local hospitals. Physician, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, Lactation Educators, Health Educators, Registered Dietitians, Social Workers, Breast-pump Manufacturers, Stay-At-Home Moms, Teachers, and Lawyers represent a small sampling of who makes up the membership at the OCBFC. Each brings to the organization a unique talent and perspective that allows us the freedom to see that the path to making breastfeeding cultural norm is not a straight line. We like that! To become a member, just download a copy of our membership brochure, or sign up via Click and Pledge here, and you are on your way.
**Meetings are the third Thursday of each month. See our meetings and calendar link for more details. **
Good Bye 2014 – Hello 2015!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the work of the OCBFC during 2014. Moms and new babies have benefited from the work to provide greater access to breast pumps. Local lactation professionals and educators were able to expand their knowledge base in a variety of breastfeeding topics . Much to celebrate this year. Thank you to our all volunteer board and all those who pitched in at our events in 2014. Without you, there would be no us.
Please consider joining us at our events and meetings in 2015. The meeting dates and times have been posted. We promise even more interesting lactation educational and opportunities in the months ahead!
November 20, 2015 – Supporting the Breastfeeding Dyad
Join OCBFC and WIC as they explore the connections between latch-on, tummy issues, and the role of fathers in initiating and sustaining breastfeeding. Details below (Click on image to enlarge size):