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Want to learn more about the breastfeeding resources in Southern Nevada and join a group promoting breastfeeding to parents, doctors, nurses, lactation consultants and more? Attend an upcoming Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition meeting! Our meetings are once a month, on the third Wednesday of each month at 12-1pm PST. To learn more, click below.

“Due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our ‘in-person’ meetings and meet virtually via Zoom. As a coalition the safety and well-being of our community is a top priority. We have also decided to postpone Nurturing Naturally until further notice.  Please view our Events tab for updated information.  We will keep everyone posted as we continue to evaluate the situation. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. Thank you.

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CDC Guidelines – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding and have symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19, take steps to avoid spreading the virus to your baby:

  • Wash your hands before touching your baby
  • Wear a cloth face covering, if possible, while feeding at the breast
  • Wash your hands before touching pump or bottle parts and clean all parts after each use

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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things”
~Maya Angelou

Last month, we connected at our annual meeting and also at our educational symposium, which was held virtually. We are so grateful to the Southern Nevada Health District for sponsoring our event and to Melissa Cole for her knowledge and putting on an amazing training. This month we wanted to express our gratitude for our members and supporters, this was a great year despite many challenges. We are thankful for everyone that has attended our meetings or events throughout the year, and all the Milk Warriors that have donated their milk.  We want to send a special thank you to our 2021 board for volunteering and making the coalition a success, we could not do this work without all of you. Congratulations to the 2022 board that was elected at our annual meeting. We do still have positions open.  If you’re interested in volunteering for a role please feel free to reach out to us. We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season!

~Brittni Lents, ALC, IBCLC,SNBC President

*Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition cannot be held liable for the practices of providers listed on our resource page. It is for informational resource purposes only. If you have concerns about a provider on this listing please contact us at admin@snvbreastfeeding.org. Providers listed in this directory, unless otherwise indicated, charge a fee for their services. Some have a sliding scale and some accept insurances. The credentials listed after their names are listed as the individual requested and described below. None have been verified by SNBC.
All licensed health practitioners have additional continuing education requirements to remain current in their respective fields.

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Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition for infants and children. Breastmilk is the perfect first food that helps our babies grow and thrive. Families may begin to ask themselves questions about how they want to feed their babies during pregnancy. The best ways to reach your breastfeeding goals is to gather information from reliable evidence based sources and to foster a strong support system. Having support from friends, family, or healthcare providers can help you achieve success on your breastfeeding journey. If you will be giving birth in the hospital ask questions about your stay and how they will help support your decision to breastfeed. Getting a good start in the hospital will allow you and your baby to learn together.

The Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition (SNBC) was formed in 1992 to serve as an advocate and resource for breastfeeding families throughout Southern Nevada. The SNBC serves Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and the surrounding areas throughout the Las Vegas Valley. When it comes to breastfeeding education and support, it truly takes a village. Our mission is to inspire, educate, and build community support to make breastfeeding the norm for infant feeding in Nevada. The coalition also offers educational trainings and events to provide opportunities to learn more about lactation management and support. SNBC members are from all diversities and disciplines throughout the community and anyone who is passionate about breastfeeding! We welcome breastfeeding parents, local physicians, lactation professions, nurses, WIC employees and anyone else who has a passion to support and improve breastfeeding rates.

The Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition welcomes the Breastfeeding Community to join us on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss and plan upcoming events, educational opportunities, and to share ideas and resources. The meetings are currently being held virtually. You can find link & phone information clicking the Members tab on the main page and selecting ‘General Monthly Meetings’. We would love to have members join us in promoting and protecting breastfeeding. Businesses in Southern Nevada can support nursing mothers by taking the pledge to become a breastfeeding friendly business. We can all do our part to support a healthier community here in the Las Vegas valley.

The Coalition supports members of the community who wish to nurse their babies, and we strive to be a reputable resource for all nursing families in our community (including but not limited to): the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LGBT), African American, Low income and everyone else in between. As a 501c3 Non Profit, we are dedicated to provide trusted resources in the community for all questions breastfeeding from the topic of Breastfeeding and Marijuana/alcohol and Tobacco use, benefits of skin to skin and so much more!

If you have questions, comments or concerns please contact us at snvbreastfeeding@gmail.com.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire, educate and build community support to make breastfeeding the norm for infant feeding in Nevada. For more information, contact us at admin@snvbreastfeeding.org

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