Women’s Health & PHCNPG Joint Webinar: “Management of Common Breastfeeding Concerns”

Please join us for an exciting webinar, “Management of Common Breastfeeding Concerns,” sponsored by The Women’s Health and Public Health/Community Nutrition Dietetic Practice Groups. One continuing professional education (CPEU) credit has been approved. This webinar will be recorded and the Type 175 certificate is available for those who listen in. Also, attendees (Live webinar) who complete the evaluation survey are eligible for a drawing to get a “Pump In Style Advanced On-The-Go-Tote” breast pump.  Please share this great learning opportunity with anyone who may be interested.

Breastfeeding Webinar Eblast APPROVED 02-05-14

Date:               Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time:               2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EDT)

Presenter:       Phyllis Stell Crowley, MS, RD, CD, IBCLC - PHCNPG Treasurer

General Meeting This Thursday – January 16, 2014

Join Us for our first general meeting of 2014! 1725 W. 17th Street…in the modular trailer right off College and directly across from the Hacienda (left hand side of the street)…12 noon to 1:30pm. If you can’t make it…call in! Here are the details: (714) 834-7400, Agent ID 39 and Password Code 102404#.

2014 Lactation Updates – Register Today! Event 2/7/14

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Newly Revised California Department of Public Health Breastfeeding and Healthy Living Webpage

We are pleased to announce the more visually appealing redesigned California Department of Public Health Breastfeeding and Healthy Living page at cdph.ca.gov/Breastfeeding-MCAH, the short web address for  http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/healthyliving/childfamily/Pages/MO-BFP-BreastfeedingHealthyLiving.aspx . The resources and links are the same, but now are found by clicking topic links: Families, Hospitals & Health Centers, Professionals, Local Health Jurisdictions, Data & Statistics, Publications & Reports, Common Topics, and Archives.

Join Us for An Incredible Journey on February 7, 2014

2014 Lactation Updates
Friday – February 7, 2014
Join us for an engaging day that will take you through: The crazy complicated world of the “Protecting Breastfeeding” with breastfeeding accommodation Laws. Through an amazing journey exploring the “Unexpected Gifts” of maternal milk and it’s role in educating an infants immune system. “Keeping you Abreast” with the latest and greatest in medications and the impact on human milk. Finally learning more about institutional barriers to improved breastfeeding outcomes among the BABIEM project participants.
Preliminary Agenda:
7:45-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Welcome
8:45-9:45 “Keeping Abreast of Medication Recommendations” – Mary Denicola, DNP, FNP-C
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:30 “Protecting Breastfeeding: Laws, Legislation and Advocacy” GenevieveThomas Colvin, IBCLC
11:30-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-3:00 “Unexpected maternal gifts: milk immune cells travel into the baby and help educate a baby’s immune system” Amaea Walker, PhD
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 “BABIEM Pilot Project Outcomes” Christine Betzold, NP IBCLC MSN
4:00-4:30 Evaluations

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Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB 402 Into Law! – Baby Friendly Hospitals are on the way!

CWA Legislative Alert
October 9, 2013

 

CELEBRATE WITH US!
Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB 402 Into Law!
 

 Baby-Friendly Hospitals

Today, it became official: the State of California will ensure top-quality breastfeeding support to all moms and newborns – regardless of where they give birth.

 

SB 402 (De León-Pavley), sponsored by CWA, requires all perinatal hospitals in California to implement all Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as adopted by Baby Friendly USA per the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, by January 1, 2025. Hospitals may use alternate guidelines such as the CA Department of Public Health Model Policies or the Kaiser Permanente Breastfeeding Toolkit, but alternate policies must be evidence-based and target specific outcomes.

 

Please join us in thanking Governor Brown, Senators De León and Pavley and their staff, and ALL who supported the bill. To everyone who called, emailed, wrote letters, tweeted, or advocated for the bill’s passage of this groundbreaking legislation: your hard work helped achieve this major public health milestone.

 

To our WIC and breastfeeding allies, public health and hunger prevention partners, hospitals, nurses, doctors and lactation professionals, and countless concerned individuals who want to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies everywhere: thank you for your partnership!

 

Lastly, a very special thank you to Senator Kevin de León for his excellent leadership on this important issue, and for his unhesitating support and vision of breastfeeding as a health equity and civil rights issue for our youngest Californians! Read his press release here.

 

ACTION: You can thank Governor Brown and his hardworking staff at CDPH and Health & Human Services Agency for their support directly on Facebook or Twitter. Also, send Senator Kevin de León your thanks via Facebook or Twitter!

 

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Contact Donna Hoffman at dhoffman@calwic.org or 530-750-2280.

 

California WIC Association | 1450 Drew Avenue, Suite 150| Davis, CA 95618|

Phone: 530-750-2280 | Fax: 530-758-7780 | www.calwic.org

OCBFC President Marches with MOMS in WBW Celebration

MOMS- OC and OCBFC President Chris Betzold March for Breastfeeding in Santa Ana!

MOMS- OC and OCBFC President Chris Betzold march for Breastfeeding in Santa Ana!

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Please Join Us For Our General Meeting – Thursday, Sept 19th from Noon to 1:30pm!

You are cordially invited to attend the General Meeting of the Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition, this Thursday, 9/19/13 from noon to 1:30 pm.

We meet in the trailer at 1725 W. 17th Street (OC Health Care Agency).  The trailer is on College Street and directly across the street from The Hacienda.

If you can not make it in person…you can call in!  Here is the info: On the day of the TeleConference, you and the participants will call 714-834-7400. The system will answer and ask for the Agent ID number (enter 18) and the Password (enter 152945#).

Call: 714-834-7400 ♦ Agent ID: 18 ♦ Password: 152945#

It is recommended that the TeleConference host be the first to connect about 3 to 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time of the TeleConference. The first person to call will hear a ringing only, until the next party connects. As participants are added, a confirmation tone will sound to all parties about the new arrival. This allows any participant to check the “roll call” and ensure that only desired parties are involved in the Teleconference call.

As participants leave the TeleConference, a confirmation tone will be received by all participants to confirm that there has been a change in the number of participants. When the TeleConference call is completed, all participants simply hang up.

We look forward to seeing your happy smiling faces!   Sept General Agenda 2013 (Click for the Agenda)

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month at the CalOPTIMA Board Meeting on 8/1/13

Join the OCBFC as we celebrate World Breastfeeding Month during the CalOPTIMA Board Meeting @ 2pm on August 1st. There is part in the agenda where community members can speak for 3 minutes. We would like to invite you to come and share your breastfeeding success stories or challenges or ideas on how to better support breastfeeding in Orange County. If you know of any breastfeeding mothers who are covered under Cal OPTIMA invite them to join us too. If you are a provider of service that accepts CalOPTIMA for your breastfeeding patients, come too. We want to celebrate breastfeeding, World Breastfeeding Month and show that there are people in Orange County that believe it is important to ensure that mothers and their babies have what they need to have a successful breastfeeding experience.
Again: CalOPTIMA Board Meeting
When? 2pm – Thursday August 1st
Where? 505 City Parkway West, Orange, 92868
See you there!

July General Meeting is Today – June 20th at Noon!

Join us today for our July General Meeting that has been moved to June because nobody comes to the July meeting (take a breathe). It is at High Noon in the trailer next to 1725 W, 17th Street in Santa Ana. If you can not join us, we have a teleconference line for you to participate from a distance. Here is the info:
TeleConferencing – OCTNET System

Instructions for hosting your TeleConference:

DATE: Thursday, June 20, 2013
TIME: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
SUBJECT: OC BF Coalition
CONTACT: Laura Jijon . . . . 714-347-4519

On the day of the TeleConference, you and the participants will call 714-834-7400. The system will answer and ask for the Agent ID number (enter 18) and the Password (enter 152945#).

Call: 714-834-7400 ♦ Agent ID: 18 ♦ Password: 152945#

It is recommended that the TeleConference host be the first to connect about 3 to 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time of the TeleConference. The first person to call will hear a ringing only, until the next party connects. As participants are added, a confirmation tone will sound to all parties about the new arrival. This allows any participant to check the “roll call” and ensure that only desired parties are involved in the Teleconference call.

As participants leave the TeleConference, a confirmation tone will be received by all participants to confirm that there has been a change in the number of participants. When the TeleConference call is completed, all participants simply hang up.