Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition

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Vision

Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition works to create an environment that supports breastfeeding as the cultural norm for infant feeding.

Mission

Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition works to improve the health of our community by promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding and to strengthen the infrastructure so that working families have the support they need to continue breastfeeding.

Equity statement

Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition (CCBC) is committed to identify and eliminate barriers to breastfeeding among families of races and ethnicities in Clark County in order to foster a culture of inclusion.

The coalition works collaboratively to connect, educate and promote breastfeeding practices in all Clark County communities. We welcome interested individuals and organizations to join our breastfeeding promotion efforts.

For more information, contact the Chronic Disease Prevention team.

Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition 3rd Annual Conference

The 3rd Annual Breastfeeding Conference is October 20 and 21, 2021. Featured speakers include Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC; Dr. Nanette Dahlquist, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC; Dr. Kira Mauseth, PhD; and Dr. Debra Jenkins, PhD. For more information, click here to see the conference program.

To register and purchase tickets, click here.

Meetings

When: 12 noon - 1:30 pm, third Monday of every month, unless a conflict with a holiday
Where:  Zoom
No meetings in June, July and August

Date Notes/Related Documents

Meeting will be held on Zoom. Click here to register for the meeting.  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtcuyqpzsoH9KkF3dsBGogCtuaZE-lwCtr

At this meeting, participants will:

  • Learn about the photography project  - A project to increase diverse media representation in families
  • Learn how to use the interactive map with lactation services created by Clark County GIS services
  • Receive a tour of the new website designed by Sirius Media designs
  • Learn about the upcoming 3rd Annual Breastfeeding Conference.

Meeting will be held on Zoom.

Continue to discuss plans for the breastfeeding conference in the fall.

Meeting will be held on Zoom

Continue to discuss plans and topics for the 2021 Breastfeeding Conference

Meeting will be held on Zoom

Meeting will be on Zoom.

Speakers: Ana Sifuentes, YWCA's Bilingual Outreach Specialist and Legal Coordinator

Austin Lea, Planned Parenthood's Community Education and Outreach Coordinator

They will provide resources and best practices that will help attendees to serve clients that are experiencing interpersonal, domestic and/or sexual violence. The training is for any healthcare professional including but not limited to, nurses, hospital staff, community health workers, social workers, case managers WIC staff, and lactation consultants who work directly with clients.

Meeting will be on Zoom.

Speaker: Joanne S. Ransom, Clinical Director of NW Mother's Milk Bank