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Santa Cruz County Breastfeeding Coalition

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz County Breastfeeding Coalition
Address:1070 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-4331
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Promote breastfeeding-friendly policies and practices in Santa Cruz County, including those promoted by mother friendly and baby friendly initiatives. Conduct outreach and education to health care professionals, schools, businesses and the community. Promote positive media coverage of breastfeeding issues and events. Advocate for and facilitate ongoing support for Latina mothers and families to increase breastfeeding rates and duration among the population. Support and participate in community events that promote breastfeeding and breastfeeding awareness. Facilitate resource sharing and collaboration among agencies and programs that provide health-related services to women and their families. Conduct data collection and evaluation to identify local trends in breastfeeding rates and related issues. Conduct grant writing and other fundraising activities to provide financial support for Coalition activities.
Mission:The Santa Cruz County Breastfeeding Coalition (BFC) is committed to optimizing the health of mothers and babies by encouraging breastfeeding friendly attitudes, policies, and images in the community, recognizing the impact of birthing practices on breastfeeding, and promoting breastfeeding education and supportive practices among women and their families, health professionals and the community.
Programs:Access to breastfeeding services and support programs. Information, training, referrals and resources. See website for PDF docs listed under publication below and other web links.
Meetings:2nd Thursday of every other month at Watsonville Community Hospital. Please contact Corinne Highland, MPH at 454-7558.
Publications:Benefits of Breastfeeding (PDF, English)..| Spanish
Collecting and Storing Breastmilk (PDF, English)...| Spanish
Dad "Your Love & Support Make a Healthy, Happy Family" (PDF, English)...| Spanish
Getting Ready for Child Care (PDF, English)...| Spanish
How does formula Compare to Breastmilk (PDF, English)...| Spanish Poster (PDF, English)...| Spanish
How to Know if Your Baby is Getting Enough Breastmilk (PDF, English)...| Spanish
Now It's Easier to Breastfeed and Work (PDF, English)...| Spanish
Right to Breastfeed In Public
Sample Schedule for Expressing Breastmilk at Work (PDF, English)...| Spanish
What to Expect in the First Week of Breastfeeding (PDF, English)...| Spanish | Chinese
Working and Breastfeeding (PDF, English)...| Spanish
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Open to All
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Varies
Contact Persons

Kimlin McDaniel-Keith, PHN MS

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County
Subject Headings
Government Agencies
Health Care Advocacy Groups
Health Education
Health Related Support Groups
Information and Referral
New Mothers
This record last modified June 29, 2016

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