First “Community Conversation” with LBB Announced

Please join Long Beach Breastfeeds on Saturday, May 2, 2015 10am-12noon for our first “Community Conversation”! 


Click here to join this event on Facebook! 

WHAT: “Community Conversation” with Long Beach Breastfeeds

WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd 2015 10:00am – 12noon

WHERE: Ninth District Field Office – 6509 Gundry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805

We are grateful to the office of Councilmember Rex Richardson for allowing us to use this wonderful space!

WHO: You! This free, family-friendly event is for all our community. We welcome anyone who considers themselves part of the breastfeeding community – expectant mothers, breastfeeding folks, families (dads, partners, grandparents, and more), birth workers, lactation professionals, service providers, community advocates, and everyone in between.

The event will be run by Long Beach Breastfeeds co-founders, Celine Malanum and Maricela de Rivera.

Cost: FREE

WHY:  Long Beach Breastfeeds is a new community-based organization and we want to get to know you, and we want you to know us. What better way than to get together for a community conversation?

In March, our co-founders Maricela and Celine, were able to attend the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference thanks to funds raised by our wonderful community through a successful GoFundMe campaign. This event is also our opportunity to thank our donors and report back and share about the conference.


  • Hello There – We will introduce Long Beach Breastfeeds – our mission, current projects, goals, community partners, and a brief history of ourselves as breastfeeding community advocates.
  • Report Back – We will share highlights of our recent trip to Chapel Hill, NC to attend the 10th annual Breastfeeding & Feminism International Conference. We will each briefly discuss which sessions/speakers we found inspiring and interesting, and what key lessons we learned to more effectively serve our Long Beach community. We will have conference materials available for the community to peruse.
  • Announcements – We will announce TWO  new free community breastfeeding support groups slated to begin in May/June
  • Volunteer Opportunities – We need folks to join our “562 Breastfeeds Crew.” Our signature event, Latch & Link – Breastfeeding Community Fair, is coming up on Saturday August 1, 2015. We welcome volunteers for event committees!

WHAT ELSE: Light snacks will be provided. Coloring pages and crayons available for our younger friends.

Please join this event on our Long Beach Breastfeeds  Facebook page!

RSVP not necessary but always appreciated.


Celine (L) and Maricela (R) and their daughters on the North Carolina-bound plane to the Breastfeeding and Feminism Conference in March 2015.


Maricela during opening remarks of conference.


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