SDBFC Foundation Logo Contest

Are you a graphic designer?

Are you passionate about breastfeeding?

Do you want to design a logo for our newly created nonprofit, the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation?

Source: United States Breastfeeding Committee

Source: United States Breastfeeding Committee


The San Diego Breastfeeding Center (SDBFC) Foundation JUST received the 501(c)3 nonprofit designation and we are in desperate need for a logo for our website and marketing materials.  Since we are a brand new nonprofit, we are understandably low on funds, so we are looking for an in-kind donation from a generous graphic designer who would love to donate his/her time and expertise to further our mission to provide lactation support to ALL mothers and babies in San Diego!


Here are the details for the logo contest:

1. You must incorporate the words: San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation.

2. The logo must include an image.

3. The entire logo must be original artwork and cannot be copied from any other source.

4. The winner must allow the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation to use the logo on the San Diego Breastfeeding Center website, as well as on all of the SDBFC Foundation materials and social media, without compensation or restriction of rights.  The San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation will have any and all rights regarding the logo. 

5. All applicants must submit their logo (as a jpeg) to by midnight (PST) October 8, 2016.

6. The winner will be announced on October 14, 2016 and will have a link to their website (if applicable) on the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation web page.

We are so excited to see what you create for us!  Thank you, in advance, for your time and dedication to help us provide breastfeeding consultations for low-income families. 

Understanding Infant Sleep - 6 weeks to 4 months

Understanding Infant Sleep - 6 weeks to 4 months

In our previous sleep article, we discussed normal sleep patterns and realistic sleep expectations for infants up to 6 weeks.  By the time we hit 6 weeks, our children have gone through so many developmental changes, including what shapes their sleep patterns.  What do these patterns look like now and when will you start to actually get some sleep?  

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Fundraiser to Help Make Breastfeeding Accessible and Affordable

When we started to plan our Big Latch On event, we thought this would be the perfect venue to share with our local community about our new nonprofit organization, the San Diego Breastfeeding Center (SDBFC) Foundation.  After years of hearing from moms with limited incomes that they could not afford the breastfeeding support they needed, we decided to find a way to make breastfeeding support accessible and affordable for ALL local moms!  Starting in August, the SDBFC Foundation will begin to subsidize costs for private lactation consultations for qualifying families.

Many of our friends and families have started to donate to our Foundation, which has given us a great start!  But to meet our annual goal of $35,000, we reached out to our friends, colleagues, and community members to see if they could help us raise even more.  I am honored and humbled by the amount of items and services that have been donated to bring you an amazing opportunity drawing, which will take place at our Big Latch On event on August 6th!

Even if you are no longer breastfeeding, we would love if you would join us from 9am-11:30am at the Big Latch On.  Your first opportunity drawing ticket is free.  Additional tickets are $1 each.  The drawing will take place at 10:45am.  ALL proceeds will be given to the SDBFC Foundation.  

Look at the fabulous prizes you have the chance to win!  

Just a few of our amazing prizes you could win at our Opportunity Drawing!

Just a few of our amazing prizes you could win at our Opportunity Drawing!

Dr. Stanton Hom - Chiropractic assessment and treatment

Francesca Orlando (Healthful Living) - Nutritional counseling

Doug and Mary Swenson - Boat cruise on the bay for up to 8 people

Jamie Boyd (Whole Family Wellness) - acupuncture treatments

La Costa Resorts - One night’s stay for 2

Dr. Karin Nealon (La Luna Health) - Craniosacral therapy

Adriana Covell (Flourish Holistic Health) - 1-hour coaching session and acupuncture

Dairy Fairy - sets of 3-4 nursing bras and tanks

Ardo - Calypso double electric pump

Tula - Baby carrier

Jamie Street - 5 photographic prints

Jolie Cash (Nature’s Whisper Yoga) - yoga sessions

Jeanne-Marie Paynel (Voila Montessori) - Montessori private home consultation

Rachel Robinson (Melody Music Studios) - 7-class music series and materials

Stacy Spensley (Center Stage Wellness) - Coaching sessions

Rumina Nursingwear - 4 nursing tanks

Fairhaven - MIlk Saver and Milk Tray

Deanna Honda - massage treatment

Dr. Ashley Madden - Chiropractic assessment and treatment

Motherlove - Trio of salves

Vida Leche Amor - $100 gift certificate for nursing wear

Micah Arsham - Acupuncture treatment

Megan Elizabeth Photography - Mini session, prints, and digital files

Lisa Howe (Becoming Peaceful) - Peaceful parenting session

Bamboobies - Nursing pads, nursing shawl, and nipple cream

Dr. David Jackel - Chiropractic assessment and treatment

Emily New - Massage treatment

Paige Trimble - Facial

Jessica Odanga (Lookin’ Snappy) - Interchangeable hair accessory kit

Momzelle - $50 gift card

Sara Guenther (Nursing Noah) - Nursing necklace

Deb Davies (Zen Diego) - Acupuncture treatment

San Diego Breastfeeding Center - private breastfeeding consultation

Jen Varela (Sugar Night Night) - Sugar Night Night Starter Bundle

Glamourmom - 2 nursing tanks

A HUGE Thank You to all of our friends and colleagues for their gracious donations!  Hope to see you all at our event!

Ultimate World Breastfeeding Week Giveaway 2016

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2016 is all about sustainability; how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share.  We know first hand that judgment-free breastfeeding support is a critical component in all of this, which is why the San Diego Breastfeeding Center and the Badass Breastfeeder work tirelessly to offer in person and online moral, emotional, and evidence-based support.  Plus, once a year we love to offer some major swag support, as well!  So, get ready for the biggest Ultimate World Breastfeeding Week Giveaway yet!  

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2016, over 20 breastfeeding-supportive companies have donated items for an enormous Breastfeeding Mom Prize Package, valued at over $2000!  First we’d like to introduce you to the co-hosts of the Ultimate World Breastfeeding Week giveaway.  Then, we’ll share all of the goodies that have been so graciously donated.


San Diego Breastfeeding Center:  A judgment-free online and in-person resource for qualified breastfeeding information and personalized assistance for mothers facing breastfeeding challenges.  Founded by Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC in 2009, SDBFC offers private breastfeeding consultations, classes, free support groups, and an extensive blog. In March 2016, Robin filed the articles of incorporation for the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation, a 501(c)3 pending non-profit organization which will offer reduced rate lactation consultations to families with financial need.  

The Badass Breastfeeder: The Badass Breastfeeder is a blog written by Abby Theuring, a social worker, writer, public speaker, activist, wife and mother of 2 who lives in Chicago, IL. The blog empowers mothers to breastfeed in public, and to breastfeed beyond infancy. It encourages moms and dads to trust their parenting instincts and helps parents develop the confidence to make important decisions for their families. It’s also the personal story of one family’s struggles through the ups and downs of attachment parenting. Unlike many parenting blogs, it paints an honest, authentic picture of the stressful moments that come along with being a parent. The Badass Breastfeeder is a global community of moms and dads who share their experiences so that we know we are not alone.


How to Enter the 2016 Ultimate World Breastfeeding Week Giveaway

You may enter the giveaway from August 1, 2016 - August 7, 2016.  On August 8, 2016, we will announce 1 lucky winner of the Breastfeeding Mom Prize Package.  Winners must live in the United States or Canada.

Check out the Prizes!


One Juno Blu Nepenthe Breast Pump Bag in Mushroom. The standard breast pump bag just got a modern update with this stylish tote that easily stows your breast pump in a side zipper compartment for easy access. Crafted from supple faux leather that stands up to wear, spills and stains to give you ease of mind when loading up nursing and baby essentials.

One Double Plus pump from Ardo. The Calypso Double Plus breastpump features independent vacuum and cycle adjustment -- 64 total settings. "Vacuum Seal" technology creates a closed system -- no milk in the tubes or pump. Includes three different sizes of breast flanges to ensure that every mother can find the right size to suit her nipple. The soft Optiflow massage inserts (26mm) actively massage the breast and ensure efficient and gentle expression.

One LILLEbaby COMPLETE All Seasons Baby Carrier, which features
an exclusive temperature-control panel that easily zips up for warmth and down to expose cool, breathable, 3D mesh. With 6 ergonomic carrying positions (no infant insert needed), it’s the carrier you’ll want with you for the journey, from birth (7lbs) through the toddler years (45lbs)! It’s lightweight, road-ready and built for daily use—be it in the brisk fall winds or blazing days of summer.

One $50 gift certificate to GlamourMom. The original expert in full support nursing bras built into stylish tanks and tops.

One Ayla All In One Nursing and Handsfree Pumping Bra from Dairy Fairy.  The most beautiful lace bra that lets you nurse and handsfree pump, with the support of underwire.

One Pump&Nurse Set from Rumina, which includes: 1 Pump&Nurse Tank and 1 Pump&Nurse Bra - style, color and size of winner's choice.  Rumina's Pump&Nurse bras and tank tops makes nursing and pumping, Simple, Comfortable and Convenient.

One container of Malunggay capsules from Motherlove. Indigenous to India and the Philippines, Malunggay is known as the “miracle tree” and is widely recognized for its nutritional benefits. It has been used for generations by breastfeeding women to help increase breast milk supply.

One container of Shatavari capsules from Motherlove.  Native to India, this rejuvenating Ayurvedic tonic helps to balance the female hormonal system. Known for its phytoestrogen properties, this herb can help with a variety of issues including menopause, increased fertility and breast milk production.

One container of Nipple Cream from Motherlove. An all natural herbal salve that quickly relieves the discomfort of sore, cracked nursing nipples. All ingredients are safe for ingestion, so it does not need to be washed off prior to breastfeeding baby. Motherlove’s organic nipple cream has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database and is made with 100% certified organic ingredients.

One container of Diaper Rash and Thrush Salve from Motherlove.  An all-natural herbal salve for persistent, inflamed diaper rash. May also be used on mother's nursing nipples. Does not need to be washed off nipple prior to nursing. Diaper safe and compatible with all diapers including cloth. Motherlove’s diaper rash & thrush has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database and is made with 96% certified organic ingredients.

One container of Green Salve from Motherlove.  This all natural versatile salve quickly and effectively takes the itch out of insect bites, bee stings and poison ivy. It soothes and eases the discomforts of rashes, chapped and irritated skin. A must for every home! Motherlove’s green salve has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database and is made with 100% certified organic ingredients.

One box of Lactation Granola Bars from Oat Mama.  Undeniably delicious and packed with brewer's yeast and healthy fats from nuts and seeds, Oat Mama lactation granola bars are lovingly crafted by breastfeeding mamas for breastfeeding mamas.

One Bamboobies Breastfeeding Bundle, which includes a multi-pack of our reusable nursing pads, a jar of our organic and lanolin free nipple balm, and a black chic nursing shawl.

One Milk-Saver. One Milk Tray, one Nursing Blend, one Nursing Time Tea, and one Nipple Nurture Balm all from Fairhaven Health.  Milkies by Fairhaven Health is a line of innovative breastfeeding products to help moms reach their breastfeeding goals! Products include breast milk collection and storage solutions to help moms returning to work, as well as supplements, teas, nipple balm, nursing pads, and much more!

One $50 gift certificate from Momzelle.  Momzelle's mission is to help mothers feel comfortable and confident breastfeeding in public by designing high quality, affordable and super cute nursing wear.

One $100 gift certificate from Vida Leche Amor. Vida Leche Amor is a collection of fashionable tops and dresses designed to be worn during the full-term breastfeeding relationship and beyond.

Freemie Deluxe Cup Set with Expanded Compatibility Kit (works with all compatible pumps), and a Freemie Equality Double Manual Pump with Cup Set.  Pump with your shirt on—anytime, anywhere, with Freemie!

One Large size NuzzleHUG and a set of NuzzleNIPs from Nuzzle.  The NuzzleHUG by Nuzzle soothes a nursing mother's lactation discomfort with warm and cool breast, neck and body therapy. A NuzzleNIP is a warming or cooling nipple soother accessory designed to attach to the center of a NuzzlePOD (an insert within the NuzzleHUG system) to relieve discomfort from tenderness and pain associated from nipple vasospasm.

One Milk It Kit and a set of 120 waterproof breastmilk labels from Milk It. This set will help mom organize and label her milk and go back to work without worry of pumping session walk-ins or shared fridge milk mishaps!

One Luxe Long Sleeve Nursing Top in navy/white stripes from Udderly Hot Mama.  You'll feel so stylish and enjoy the quick access to nursing so much that you'll want to wear this shirt all year round.The neckline is easy to pull down for a feeding. The side gathers give you a beautiful silhouette. The patent-pending inside flap, included in every Udderly Hot Mama® nursing garment, provides extra privacy during a feeding. When baby's weaned, you can easily remove it and add your top to your everyday wardrobe.

One Fearless Breastfeeder T-shirt by Free Soul Designs.  Free Soul Designs is based on the empowerment of women which is why 15% of all profits gets donated to Mutual Ground, a battered women's shelter in IL.

One Breastfeeding/Nursing Necklace from Wee Kings.  Wee Kings nursing necklaces are the perfect distraction for baby's hands while being fed, and are a stylish, practical accessory for mom to wear.

One signed copy of Work. Pump. Repeat. by Jessica Shortall.  Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom's Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work is the practical, relatable, judgment-free guide to everything from talking to your boss about your breasts to navigating business travel with a breast pump.

One Nursie Breastfeeding Support Pillow. The Nursie is a perfectly portable nursing pillow that has revolutionized breastfeeding worldwide through a marriage of comfort, simplicity, and style.