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August Breastfeeding Observances

In August, we celebrate breastfeeding: Black Breastfeeding Week, World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. In honor of this, the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division partnered with WIC to develop social media posts and graphics to promote the many health benefits of breastfeeding and chestfeeding.

August breastfeeding awareness calendar captioning national breastfeeding month, world breastfeeding week, native breastfeeding week, asian american native hawaiian and pacific islander week, and black breastfeeding week

Make plans now to join California's campaign to help raise awareness about lactation accommodation by using Facebook and Twitter that focus on lactation accommodation in the workplace.

Education Resources

Preview ​Publication

NUPA Infant Feeding Guide

California Infant Feeding Guide (PDF)
Publisher: MCAH Division
Version: 2018 | Type: Report | Pages: 37
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Lactation Accommodation

 English (PDF) Spanish (PDF) Chinese (PDF)


Workplace Breastfeeding Support in California (PDF)
Publisher: MCAH Division
Version: 2018 | Type: Infographic | Pages: 2
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Lactation Accommodation

 English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

Social Media Library

MCAH offers a variety of prewritten messages to help raise awareness about breastfeeding.

Copy and paste the text to share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To use corresponding graphics, click on the "photo" button to enlarge the image, then right click and "save as". You will now be able to upload this higher resolution image to your social media site.

Suggested Hashtags 

Select hashtags that best meet your needs: 

#CABreastfeeds #LactationSupport #InfantFeeding #BreastIsBest #ASharedResponsibility #EveryStepOfTheWay #CaliforniaWIC #WIC #WhatIsWIC #PublicHealth #WicWorks #WicMomStrong #MomStrong #CaliforniaforAll #Health4All #Breastfeeding #BreastfeedingJourney #BreastfeedingMama #Chestfeeding #BreastfeedingAwareness #BreastfeedingMoms #BreastfeedingIsBeautiful #NormalizeBreastfeeding #WorldBreastfeedingWeek #WorldBreastfeedingMonth #BreastfeedingWeek #BreastfeedingMonth

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