World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st - 7th) aims to increase awareness of the importance of breastfeeding as a foundation of maternal / child health and well-being. Breastfeeding not only promotes mother-child bonding, but it also provides vital long-term health benefits to both mother and child. According to the Lancet 2016 Breastfeeding Series, “Improved breastfeeding practices have the potential to save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 women a year."
UCLA Health is proud to be a part of improving the health of mothers and infants. We encourage and support new families to breastfeed by giving them information and support throughout their pregnancy, in hospital and after they are home. UCLA Health’s hospitals are Baby-Friendly® designated and are ranked among the top hospitals in Los Angeles County for exclusive in-hospital breastfeeding.
UCLA Health is committed to providing and promoting compassionate, inclusive and equitable care throughout our health system. Our commitment to lesbian, gay, trans, and gender-diverse patients is unwavering. We encourage you to share your preferred pronouns and terms for infant feeding such as chestfeeding.
To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, UCLA Health is hosting the following events online!
Please register in advance by August 2, 2021:
Lunch & Learn: Protecting breastfeeding for working parents
Q&A with UCLA Lactation Consultant Mina Ognjanovic-Jasovic
When: Aug 3, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM
Click here for ZOOM registration
Parent-Infant Support Group: Infant Massage
Support group led by UCLA Lactation Consultant Karen Berko-Gibson with a special focus on infant massage techniques
When: Aug 5, 2021 12:00-1:30 PM
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