UCSF's Trimester Based Feeding Informational videos

UCSF Breastfeeding First Trimester


​View the following First Trimester video highlights:

Benefits of breastfeeding for baby
Breastmilk contains antibodies to keep your baby healthy
Breastmilk is highly protective
Breastmilk changes according to your baby’s need
Trimester Based information handout 

UCSF Breastfeeding Second Trimester


View the following Second Trimester video highlights:

Classes to best prepare for birth (review and register here)
Baby’s Hunger Cues
Obtaining a Breast Pump
Lactation Support
Trimester Based information handout

UCSF Breastfeeding Third Trimester


​View the following Third Trimester​ video highlights:

Skin to skin contact
Rooming in
Formula Supplementation
Trimester Based information handout

Formula Shortage Resources

We are here to support you in whatever way you need to feed your newborn. We understand that the shortage of available safe formula is stressful for families.
For information about national and local formula resources, formula use best practices, and if you choose to feed your child human milk, donor milk program options, and UCSF lactation service information, visit the resources page.

Community Milk Sharing

What You Need to Know About Giving and Receiving Liquid Gold

The California Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting an informational webinar.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 | 12noon-1:30 pm

The webinar will feature a panel of milk donors and grateful milk recipients sharing their personal experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end. All registered attendees will get access to the recording as well.

The Coalition will provide families with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of giving and receiving milk from within their communities or connected networks.
Moderated by Brandi Gates-Burgess of Breast Friends Lactation Support Services. 
The event will provide historical information on the tradition of community milk sharing, wet nursing, and Black history and breastfeeding.

Monthly: Pumping & Returning to UCSF

UCSF Campus Life Services' Family Services is offering a new workshop.

Whether you are new to lactating and pumping or have previous experience, we encourage you to attend our small-group, expert-led monthly workshop.
Developed for UCSF employees/students, the workshop will guide you through various lactation topics and on-campus services, specifically for when you are ready to return to campus.
Attendees receive materials before workshop. Dates and class information 

National Breastfeeding Month Celebration 2022

We celebrated with webinars organized by UCSF Lactation Task Force subcommittee and sponsored by the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.
Originally organized by the Alameda Breastfeeding Coalition and WIC. 

National Breastfeeding Month Celebration 2021

Immune Response During Lactation after COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination: August 2, 2021 recording 
Sponsored by UCSF Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCSF Women's Health Resource Center, UCSF Family Services, UCSF Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

Nursing Grand Rounds: August 25, 2021 event recording ​​​| Black Breastfeeding Week celebration: August 31, 2021 recording

Find out more at worldbreastfeedingweek.org

National Breastfeeding Month Celebration 2019

As part of World Breastfeeding Week 2019, ABC7 featured our very own Renee Tavares, RD, IBCLC. Renee spoke on the benefits of breastfeeding with ABC news anchor Ama Daetz and support services here at the UCSF Women's Health Resource Center.  

Select the the links or view video segments here.

Video 1: https://abc7ne.ws/2YTRBk6

Video 2: https://abc7ne.ws/2H6oV1r

Video 3: https://abc7ne.ws/2H3ODTW

Our 2019 sponsors: UCSF Family Services’ Lactation Accommodation Program and UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center.

This year's celebration & focus was both on World Breastfeeding Week and Black Breastfeeding Week.

Who are our UCSF IBCLC's

A special THANK YOU to our UCSF Lactation Consultants and all they do for patients. Listed below here.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants 
Thanks to these AMAZING individuals that go above and beyond daily for our patients! 

Outpatient IBCLCs
Carole Hanson, BA, IBCLC
Renee Tavares, BS, RD, IBCLC
Sarah Quigley, MA, IBCLC

Inpatient IBCLCs
Dawn Reidy, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Barbara Gay MSN, RN, IBCLC
Melanie Vose MSN, RN, Perinatal CNS, IBCLC
Michele Lomiglio, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Ragina Dhillon, SN, RN, IBCLC
Sara Gildea, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Inpatient ICN IBCLCs
Courtney Gregory, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Susan McLaughlin, MPH, RN, IBCLC
Tonja Kearney, BSN, RN, IBCLC

IBCLCs who function in different roles:
Amy Maschio, BSN, RN, PHN, RNC-OB, IBCLC
    RN Mother-Baby Unit
Andrea Kuster, DPN, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Outpatient Obstetrics
Carol Thomason, MSN, RN, CNM, IBCLC
    HS Clinical Professor, Postpartum Midwife
Dena Cuyjet, DPN, RN, PNP, IBCLC
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Postpartum
Esperanza Fittoussi,  BSN, RN, PHN, IBCLC
    RN Mother-Baby Unit
Glamarys Acevedo, MPH, MSW, IBCLC
    UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
    EMBRACE: Group Perinatal Care for Black Families
Ifeyinwa Asiodu, RN, PhD, IBCLC
    School of Nursing
Ilse Larson, MD, IBCLC
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics Care
Janet Hohbach, BA, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Mother- Baby Unit
Joy Quilatan, PhM, MSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Intensive Care Nursery
Lilly Pakawongse, MSN, RN, IBCLC
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Postpartum
Marina Tan, MD, IBCLC
    HS Clinical Professor, Pediatrics Care
Mary Ellen DiPaola, BS, RD, CDE, IBCLC
    Dietician, Outpatient Nutrition
Pamela Huey, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Mother-Baby Unit
Rachel Elul, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC
    RN Intensive Care Nursery
Susannah Mcgann, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Birth Center and Mother-Baby Unit
Valerie Flaherman, MD, MPH, IBCLC
    Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF Pediatric Care

Newly Certified IBCLCs:
Caroline (Wick) Carter, BS, IBCLC
    Family Services’ Lactation Accommodation Program