What We Do

As of April 2015, the following are programs, services, events, and functions of

Long Beach Breastfeeds:

Breastfeeding Support for Long Beach Area Moms  – private, online Facebook group with over 1,000 members and 12 volunteer administrators // average 20 posts per day

Long Beach Breastfeeding Resource Directory – updated bi-annually, a complete listing of lactation clinics, private practice lactaiton professionals, support groups, breastfeeding classes, retail stores, and more

Weekly Support Groups – free and donation-based mother-to-mother support groups led by a lactation professional (CLE, CLC, CLEC, or IBCLC)

  • Beach Cities Midwifery  – Fridays, 10am-12noon
  • ***New support groups To Be Announced 5/2 at our Community Conversation!

Latch & Link: Breastfeeding Community Fair – Our signature event. Long Beach’s first and only community fair dedicated to breastfeeeding! Held every first Saturday of August, Latch & Link coincides with World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) and National Breastfeeding Month. It is also a La Leche League “Live, Love, Latch” event. Last year we had over 750 attendees!

Other Events

  • “Great Long Beach Latch” (August) – held at Latch & Link each year, this is a celebration of NIP or “Nursing In Public”. At a designated time, we count all babies and children latched on to their mother’s breast. Our current record was achieved at Latch & Link 2014 – 162 babies and children latched on!
  • Lactation Cookie Swap (December)
  • Monthly Breastfeeding Playdates // Meet-ups (monthly)
  • Networking Mixer for Lactation Professionals and Breastfeeding Advocates (bi-annually)
  • Breastfeeding Open Mic Nights (bi-annually)
    The volunteer 562 Breastfeeds Crew at Latch & Link 2015.

    The volunteer 562 Breastfeeds Crew at Latch & Link 2014!

    "Great Long Beach Latch" at last year's Latch & Link event

    “Great Long Beach Latch” at last year’s Latch & Link event


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