Lactation & Community Support Resources
Learn about breastfeeding support services at UC San Francisco and beyond.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month!
Visit each Breastfeeding Week’s Facebook page for online events and more.
World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7 WABA World Breastfeeding Facebook page
Native Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 9-15 Native Breastfeeding Week Facebook page
Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 16-22 For the first time in history, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to designate the third week of August, Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week.
Black Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 25-31 Black Breastfeeding Week Facebook page
Stay informed and updated with the California Preterm birth Initiative. A community of researchers, parents, lactation consultants, doulas, nurses, doctors, community practitioners, and public servants who’s mission is to eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth and improve health outcomes of babies born too soon, through research, partnerships and education grounded in community wisdom.
Pregnancy Disability Leave & Your Return
Explore the Moments That Matter page on UCSF PeopleConnect to learn more about Pregnancy Disability Leave and your return.
UC Medical Plan Resources
A variety of breastfeeding support resources are available to you as a UC medical plan subscriber. Resources include nurse lines, counselors and online programs to help if you have questions or need supplies, often at no cost to you. Contact your plan for details.UCSF Student Health Blue Shield Health Savings Plan Core
855.201.8375Health Net Blue & Gold
855.201.2087Western Health Advantage
select Option 1 for health nurse
Alliances and Employer Resources
Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition
UCSF is proud to be associated with the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition, a collaboration on non-profit organizations, government agencies, and employers created to improve the working conditions and health of new parents.