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California Breastfeeding Month

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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.

  • August 1 through 31 - California Breastfeeding Month
  • August 1 through 7 - California Celebrates 2018 World Breastfeeding Week
  • August 25 through 31 - Black Breastfeeding Week
Sample Social Media Posts
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It’s #BlackBreastfeedingWeek! Black Breastfeeding Week was created to raise awareness of the racial disparity gaps in breastfeeding rates. Here are 5 reasons why we need Black Breastfeeding Week. #BlackInfantHealth https://bit.ly/1ztY2Xx

 

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African-American women breastfeed at lower rates than any other racial and ethnic group. @ChocolateMilkDoc explores the many reasons why by sharing first-hand experiences from Black women like Lucretia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAmytl20K3Y

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DYK it’s #BlackBreastfeedingWeek? Take a few minutes to watch this mini doc, featuring interviews from Black breastfeeding mothers and educators about the unique experience of Black women and their choice between formula and breastfeeding. https://bit.ly/2L1PBRi

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Pregnant? New mom? Did you know that WIC provides support and information about breastfeeding your baby? Learn more about your baby’s nutritional needs at WIC. Sign up today. #WBW2018 https://m.wic.ca.gov

  

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​It’s World Breastfeeding Week! #Breastmilk is the foundation of life, containing essential nutrients for babies to give them a healthy start. For more information on baby and infant nutrition, head over to the MCAH website. #WBW2018 http://bit.ly/2FzZkOC

 

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​Our Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division offers an array of breastfeeding resources and toolkits, including an infant feeding guide: http://bit.ly/2FzZkOC #WBW2018 #Breastfeeding

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​#Breastfeeding is the foundation of life. Breastmilk is perfectly designed to meet your baby’s nutritional needs. #WBW2018 #Breastfeeding http://bit.ly/2FzZkOC

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​Working mom? In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, CDPH wants you to know your #breastfeeding rights in the workplace. #WBW2018 #lactationaccommodation https://bit.ly/2lNM51h

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​Going back to work doesn’t mean that you have to stop breastfeeding. Check out this new fact sheet on breastfeeding rights and lactation accommodation in the workplace. #WBW2018
https://bit.ly/2lNM51h

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​Are you a nursing mom worried about breastfeeding in the workplace? Learn more about your rights as a breastfeeding employee in California. #WBW2018 https://bit.ly/2lNM51h

 

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​Not all working moms have equal access to workplace breastfeeding support. Let’s break down the data: WBW2018 https://bit.ly/2KuTi5d 

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​Breastfeeding by the numbers. #WBW2018
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Education Resources
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California Infant Feeding Guide (PDF)
Publisher: MCAH Division
Version: 2018 | Type: Report | Pages: 37
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Lactation Accommodation

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

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Knowing Your Breastfeeding Rights (PDF)
Publisher: MCAH Division
Version: 2018 | Type: Factsheet | Pages: 2
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Lactation Accommodation

 English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

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

 English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

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