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San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition
Breastfeeding Update

October 15, 2015


Breastfeeding News & Views
Here's what you should know...

Breastfeeding Support in US Hospitals Improving but CDC says more still needs to be done!  READ CDC REPORT

Download "Hospital Actions Can Affect Breastfeeding"
Download CDC Vital Signs Breastfeeding Book
The 7th Annual Liquid Gold Gala was a marvelous success and such a fun-filled evening!  The SDCBC raised nearly $13,000!  We wish to sincerely thank everyone who donated their time, money and talent...all proceeds make it possible for us to continue to help breastfeeding moms and babies in San Diego County.

Gala attendees included Jennifer Wheeler, who is the recipient of our 2015 Breastfeeding Champion of the Year award. Jennifer is an Early Childhood Education Projects Coordinator with First 5 of San Diego, and she is responsible for the oversight of the Lactation Supportive Environments (LSE) grant and also serves on the LSE advisory team.  Jennifer is someone in our community who has demonstrated outstanding support in promoting breastfeeding as the optimal way to feed every infant!

We also recognized all of our 2015 Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award winners:  Northgate Markets, Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego, Fallbrook Union Elementary and CH2M Hill.  Keep up the good work!

The greatest highlight of the night was a very moving and SURPRISE tribute to our very own Dr. Nancy Wight!  The SDCBC honored Dr. Wight for her amazing leadership and tireless dedication to babies and  breastfeeding, not only in San Diego County, but across the globe.  We still can't believe we were able to pull off the surprise honor! 

Once again, congratulations to all of the 2015 honorees.  We were proud to celebrate you and your accomplishments!

We hope to see YOU at the Liquid Gold Gala next year!
Happy Birthday, La Leche League!  October 17, 1956 We love La Leche League!  (Photo credit:  LLL USA)
AAP PUBLICATIONS, PEDIATRICS:  Maternal Versus Infant Vitamin D Supplementation During Lactation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

"What’s Known on This Subject:

The vitamin D concentration in breast milk of women taking 400 IU vitamin D per day is relatively low, leading to vitamin D deficiency in breastfeeding infants. As a result, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding infant vitamin D supplementation within days after birth.

What This Study Adds:

Maternal vitamin D supplementation alone with 6400 IU/day safely supplies breast milk with adequate vitamin D to satisfy the requirement of her nursing infant and offers an alternate strategy to direct infant supplementation."  READ FULL ARTICLE

Molecular Mechanisms within Fetal Lungs Initiate Labor

"Researchers have identified two proteins in a fetus' lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth. They discovered that the proteins SRC-1 and SRC-2 activate genes inside the fetus' lungs near full term, leading to an inflammatory response in the mother's uterus that initiates labor."  READ FULL ARTICLE

(Photo Credit: © Noel Powell / Fotolia)
Milk Sugars May Help Pre-Term Babies Fight Fungal Infections

"The human body is a host for billions of microbes, including the very common fungus, Candida albicans. Harmless most of the time, these yeast cells may suddenly transform into many cells, chained together as long and branching filaments that invade body tissues. This has been reported in many vulnerable individuals, including pre-term babies. A recent study by Gonia et al. [1] found that, in the laboratory, human milk oligosaccharides protect cells, similar to intestinal cells from pre-term babies, against infection with Candida albicans. READ FULL ARTICLE
Arthur Eidelman Deconstructs the Latest Breastfeeding-and-IQ study

"Would you do a study that “analyzed” the relationship of breastfeeding and IQ based on data obtained from mothers who retrospectively reported at 18 months postpartum if they did or did not breastfeed? Would you conclude anything if the data base was a yes or no answer, with no distinction made if it was exclusive breastfeeding or partial (of any degree) and with absolutely no data provided as to duration of the breastfeeding? Believe or not that was the basis for the “conclusion” by researchers in England that was published in the open access journal PLOS/one, widely reported the lay press and trumpeted gleefully by the disparagers of breastfeeding."  READ FULL BLOG
The next SDCBC General Meeting will be held on November 12, 2015!
Topic:  "Breast Refusal"
Speaker:  Vicki Wolfrum, RN, CNM, IBCLC
Time:  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  To Be Determined

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San Diego, CA 92108

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