SDBFC Foundation News

Our Foundation’s Newest Partner - Black Infant Health

Disparities in breastfeeding rates among women of color are rampant in the United States.

DID YOU KNOW…….

 Image credit: Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association

Image credit: Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association

One of the largest predictors of breastfeeding initiation and duration is access to breastfeeding support provided by qualified professionals (IBCLCs.)  One of the main reasons we created the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation was to increase access to IBCLC support for local women of color and low-income families. But, we cannot do this without community partners!  


Black Infant Health Program

 The staff at Black Infant Health

The staff at Black Infant Health

We are thrilled to announce that Black Infant Health has become our newest partner in an effort to improve breastfeeding rates in our local African-American communities.  Each participant in the Black Infant Health program will be offered a free, in-home breastfeeding consultation after her baby is born!

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Jarrah Foster, an amazing local lactation consultant, will be providing these consultations, as well as follow-up support for each family.  Jarrah completed her Lactation Education through UCSD and interned at Kaiser Lactation Clinic and the San Diego Breastfeeding Center. She holds an MBA and a B.S. in Health Studies, and is a Master Certified Health Coach and Babywearing Educator.




We are so excited to have such a well-respected and established community organization as a new partner and we cannot wait to support their mamas along their breastfeeding journeys!

If you would like to make a donation to cover the cost of one of these breastfeeding consultations, please click HERE to donate!

Tulas, nursing bras, free classes, Oh My!

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So you thought you were just coming to the Big Latch On event to hang out with friends and latch on your kiddo, right?  Well, wait until you see all of the fantastic breastfeeding and pumping swag you have the opportunity to win at our drawing on Saturday!  

We feel incredibly fortunate to have the support of so many local businesses and national breastfeeding-friendly companies.  These businesses have graciously donated goods and services to help raise money for the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation, our non-profit organization which offers reduced-fee private breastfeeding consultations for local low-income families.  Last year we raised about $2500 for our foundation at the Big Latch On event and we are hoping to DOUBLE that this year!  

After you register at the Big Latch On, you will have a chance to purchase opportunity drawing tickets.  You will receive one free ticket with registration and the rest can be purchased for:

$1 - 1 ticket

$5 - 6 tickets

$10 - 12 tickets

$20 - 25 tickets

ALL proceeds will be donated to the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation

 

At 10:45am, we will begin to announce the winners of each prize.  You must be present to win the prize.

 

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Ready to see what you have the chance to win????

Nature’s Whisper - 3 yoga class package

Gymboree - Gymboree gift basket with toys and free month of classes

Rumina - several Pump&Nurse bras and tanks

Tula - Standard Canvas Carrier, Toddler Canvas Carrier, Free to Grow Carrier, 2 sets of 3-pack blankets

Dairy Fairy - nursing and pumping bras

Kid Ventures - 5 free passes (worth $90)

Becoming Peaceful - Free parent coaching session and free parenting workshop

Freemie - Liberty pump with deluxe cup

Ardo - Calypso Double Plus pump

Nutrition in Bloom - free classes and free private nutrition counseling session

Sugar Night Night - Two Sleep Coaching Starter Bundles

Deanna Honda - 60-minute massage

Ashlee Hayden - Family photography package

Whole Family Wellness - Free New Patient Acupuncture visit

Whole Heart Photography - 2 mini photo sessions with 10 images

Milestone Mommy and Me - Milestone Mommy and Me class series

Dr. Rachel Hamel - New patient chiropractic exam and treatment

Voila Montessori - A Montessori Personalized Home Assessment

Nourish Medical Center - New Patient Consult

Nursing Noah - Teething necklace

Belmont Park - 4 unlimited ride tickets

Amorini - Silver Nipple Soothers

Glamourmom - Nursing tanks

Baby Garten Studio - Free baby sign class series

Songbirds Music - Music class gift certificate

Madri Collection - Tunic nursing top

Mamas and Milk - 5-pass yoga series

Sacred Healing Collective - set of lactation tea and a relaxing herbal bath soak tea blend

 

If you are unable to attend the Big Latch On this year, but would still like to donate to the SDBFC Foundation, you may do so through our website at anytime.  You can also choose us as your charitable recipient through Amazon smile.  Just one click and .5% of every Amazon purchase you make will be donated to our Foundation!

 

Meet the Sponsors of the San Diego Big Latch On 2018!

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Grateful.  Honored. Humbled.  These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think about the support system we have in San Diego for breastfeeding families.  When we started the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation in 2016, we had no idea how we would fund our nonprofit. We just knew that we had to start minimizing barriers that prevented low-income families from accessing critical breastfeeding support.  We hit up our friends and family, who graciously donated enough money to get us started. Going forward, colleagues (many in the birth and postpartum community), patients, passionate breastfeeding families, and local businesses have joined to support our cause.  To date, we have offered 141 reduced-rate breastfeeding consultations and there is no way that we could have ever gotten this far without our community’s support.

Which takes me to our sponsors of this year’s Big Latch On event.  This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and these sponsors have helped us already raise $2500, which is halfway to our event goal!  So, it is my extreme pleasure to introduce you to this year’s Big Latch On sponsors.

 

Co-Sponsor: Kid Ventures

‘Kid Ventures is leading the way in children’s enrichment and “edutainment” which is evident from the moment you step foot inside our warm and inviting Kid Ventures facilities. From the friendly and caring greeting provided by our team to the highly engaging, entertaining and educational activities & STEAM classes facilitated by our very own “Edutainment Coordinator”, your visit will be an enriching and memorable experience. With so much to discover, our focus is help children develop a life-long love of learning and creative exploration through fulfilling many social, physical and emotional needs.  

We are so excited to be co-hosting the Big Latch on this year because we are a home away from home for so many new moms and families providing a safe and comfortable environment to nurture and grow.  We're also lucky to be located at one of San Diego's most vibrant and family-friendly neighborhoods--Liberty Station--which makes it the perfect location for the Big Latch On.'
 

Diamond Sponsor: Future Generations

‘Future Generations is one of the top clinical chiropractic practices in the country. Our focus is three main areas of life: preconception, pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic care. Our patients come to us because of our level of commitment and accountability to their health improvements. This is possible because we focus on Corrective care (fixing the problems) so that their ultimate goal is wellness care (ensuring their health).  We envision an empowered community who have full confidence in their ability to self-heal. We see our role in the community to grow as our patients continue to be a beacon for what’s possible with health and healing.

We're so ecstatic to be a part of The Big Latch on again because we know the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation is changing the world by empowering and educating women, and by helping normalize breastfeeding.’

 

Diamond Sponsor: Little Star Pediatric Dentistry

‘We are a pediatric dental office that takes an innovative, comprehensive and compassionate to providing care to children of all ages and abilities.  As a pediatric dentist, I have the opportunity to use my skills, to make each child feel secure and comfortable in their dental home. My practice philosophy is to provide the same care that I would want my own child to receive.  I believe patient and parent education to be of utmost importance.’ - Dr. Najmeh Hannanvash


Platinum Sponsor: Nature’s Whisper Yoga

‘Nature's Whisper is the guiding force for new families in San Diego. We offer classes and workshops to balance the mind, body and soul in your pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey. From yoga, mom and babe classes, breastfeeding, postpartum support to core classes, we have it all. We invite you into the Nature's Whisper Hive. At Nature's Whisper we understand the journey breastfeeding can take you on. We support you from day one and love every opportunity we are given to educate and provide a welcome space for you to find your way on this journey. Having the opportunity to meet with you in person outside of the big tech world is the biggest reason we are so excited to be out here with you at The Big Latch On!’  

 

Platinum Sponsor: Gymboree

‘Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 40 years. Today there are over 700 locations in 40+ countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs. Designed by experts in both education and in play, our age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Our programs are also recognized for their unique approach to parent involvement—which encourages participation in and understanding of each child’s development.   

Our class curriculum is developed by our experienced child development program directors and incorporate a balanced whole-child approach with activities to support what your child is mastering right now and what he or she will aspire to later. Classes are designed in 6-month increments to continue to meet a child’s growing interests and abilities. From birth to age 5, there’s always something special awaiting you and your child at Gymboree Play & Music.’

 

Gold Sponsor: Sakura Bloom

CRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA

Small batch, ethical production.

The softest hand-dyed linens, hand-loomed silks, coziest bamboos, and locally tanned leathers.

Newborns. Toddlers.

On your front. On your back.

Three carrier styles, covering every stage. 7-45lb.

 

Gold Sponsor: Dairy Fairy

'Mommy-ing is hard. So many tasks to juggle but nourishing your little one should not feel like a chore.  Providing breastmilk (from the bottle or the breast) is easier and more attractive in our magical bras. All-in-one Nursing and Handsfree Pumping bras, in an assortment of styles that are beautiful, comfortable, and functional.  So your bra can multi-task as much as you do.'

 

Gold Sponsor: Center for Better Beginnings at UC San Diego

'The Center for Better Beginnings at UC San Diego is dedicated to improving maternal health and child development, with a focus on better understanding, preventing, and treating birth defects. Only in partnership with moms, dads, health care providers, and community leaders can we improve the health of our future generations. Our Center acts as a central hub to bring these key players together. Our focus is on a woman’s health before she becomes pregnant, during pregnancy and childbirth, and during lactation to explore how maternal and other environmental exposures impact a baby’s development.

The Center for Better Beginnings at UC San Diego is excited to be a part of this year’s Big Latch On event at Liberty Station! We are looking forward meeting all the amazing breastfeeding moms who will take part in attempting to break a world record! Stop by our Center’s booth to learn about our no-cost services aimed at supporting moms in their journey toward healthy, happy babies!'

 

Silver Sponsor: Best Start Birth Center

'Best Start provides a space where the beauty of natural birth can be experienced. Natural (physiologic) birth with a midwife provides good outcomes with a low rate of cesarean section, high rate of successful breastfeeding, low rate of interventions and satisfied, informed, and empowered moms and families. A beautiful memory for mom and her dear ones. Best Start Birth Center has been a model of good outcomes for decades and expects to provide this option to San Diego into the future. Good short and long term outcomes reduce the costs of childbirth thus giving a direct financial benefit to the community as well as enhancing family life.'

 

Silver Sponsor: Becoming Peaceful

'Becoming Peaceful is so honored to be a continuing sponsor for San Diego Breastfeeding Center’s The Big Latch On 2018. Lisa Howe, MSW, of Becoming Peaceful provides peaceful parenting workshops and one-on-one private parenting coaching to help parents become their best selves. Parenting, just like breastfeeding, can be so hard and so isolating. Reaching out for support helps each of us learn from one another and grow into the parents we want to be. Lisa received support and services from the San Diego Breastfeeding Center when her daughter was born and is grateful for the opportunity to assist other women in receiving that much needed support.'







 

2017 Ultimate World Breastfeeding Week Giveaway

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2017 is ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’, which is probably our favorite theme thus far!  We know that all families benefit from a team of support to reach their personal breastfeeding goals and this year’s theme really brings that collaborative spirit to the forefront!  In addition to the in-person, online, and mom to mom support that the San Diego Breastfeeding Center and the Badass Breastfeeder offers, these amazing companies have been part of this breastfeeding-supportive team for families for many years and we are thrilled to partner up with them this year for our 2017 Ultimate World Breastfeeding Week Giveaway!