Learn About Breastfeeding

Planning to breastfeed? Here you’ll find information on why breastfeeding is important, get answers to questions and find support resources.Learn More

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Are you interested in helping BCVC promote breastfeeding in our community? Find out how you can help!Learn More

Find Educational Opportunities

Support breastfeeding families by enriching your knowledge of breastfeeding. Opportunities to earn continuing education credits are provided by BCVC and other nearby organizations. Online resources are also available.View Upcoming Events

What’s New

  • BCVC Obtains Non Profit Status!

BCVC Obtains Non Profit Status!

  • March 31st, 2016

The Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County (BCVC) has been providing breastfeeding resources in our […]

  • Become a Certified Lactation Counselor!

Become a Certified Lactation Counselor!

  • February 19th, 2016

National certification: Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP)
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Course Provider: Healthy Children’s Project […]

Why I Breastfeed

I breastfeed because I am able to bond and nourish my son at the same time.
Nicole W., Simi Valley
I breastfeed because it is the best thing for my baby. My body was made to feed my baby.
Melinda W., Port Hueneme
I breastfeed because it feels amazing to hold my daughter so close to my heart.
Hillary M., Camarillo
I breastfeed because I know it’s the best start to life that I can give my precious boy.
Sarah B., Camarillo
I breastfeed for all the little moments where my son looks up at me with big eyes and a little grin with milk dribbling down his cheek, and for the big smile I get when he knows that he’s going to get the milk!
Elizabeth C., Camarillo
I breastfeed because I am able. I am able to nourish not only my baby’s body, but his soul. I am able to comfort and connect with him, showing him I’m always there.
Julie P., Ventura