Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

American Academy of Pediatrics updates to breast/chestfeeding recommendations:

2 years or beyond:

“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for approximately 6 months after birth. Furthermore, the AAP supports continued breastfeeding, along with appropriate complementary foods introduced at about 6 months, as long as mutually desired by mother and child for 2 years or beyond.”

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“Mutually desired by mother and child” is key here. Not every family can or wants to feed human milk to their child, and those families deserve the same compassion and quality of care as chest/breastfeeding families. -California Breastfeeding Coalition

You can fly with breastmilk? -Yes! but it's best to know your rights before you fly...

It's summer travel time and many families are flying to vacation locations with their little ones.

Along with the delays, overbooked flights, and just the additional challenges of flying with your baby- carrying breastmilk shouldn't be a challenge too.

TSA agents aren't always well versed on the rules, so be prepared to advise them!

TSA rules regarding breastmilk, breast pumps, and cooling equipment.

Senators are pushing TSA to clarify it's rules-

August is National Breast/chestfeeding Awareness Month

the 2022 theme: Together We Do Great Things!

Click here to learn more about what you can do to support national breastfeeding month

Week 1: World Breastfeeding Week

Week 2: Indigenous Milk Medicine Week

Week 3: Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Week

Week 4: Black Breastfeeding Week

Support and Education for your CPSP Program:

Click here for dates for the August 2022 Medi-Cal free training webinars

Click here for the Medi-Cal course description catalog including live and recorded trainings

Click here to learn more and register for CPSP overview training Monday July 18

Click here to learn more and register for nutrition overview, Wednesday July 20, 10:00am-12:00pm (CPSP trainings provided by LA county)

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