Our Goals

Long Beach Breastfeeds has goals to –

  • Establish 2-4 new support groups in areas or among populations currently lacking in breastfeeding support opportunities (primarily North, Central, and West Long Beach, LGBTQI parents and families, teen parents and families, fathers and partners of nursing person
  • Offer robust variety of breastfeeding classes & workshops for all sectors of the community
  • Fund entry level lactation professional training for community members from underserved neighborhoods
  • Partner with local high schools and colleges to bring breastfeeding education into the classroom and offer lactation support to nursing students and staff
  • Host bia-annual Professional Networking Mixers for lactation workers and breastfeeding advocates
  • Host bi-annual Community Conversations town hall-style information-sharing meetings open to the public
  • Establish the Long Beach Breastfeeds Bus, mobile lactation clinic and support group bringing free and donation-based services to local parks on a rotating schedule
  • Establish a Community Lending Library
  • Establish a Community Pantry of breastfeeding-related supplies
  • Continue to be able to offer programming free, donation-based, or low cost
  • Continue current programming

 

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