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.
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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As a Coalition we have been working hard to get ready for August and our Breastfeeding Month activities. Please follow us on social media to hear about the exciting things we have planned. We would love to see you at one of our events, or have you participate in the Global Latch-on happening during World Breastfeeding Week. We are also getting close to nominations and elections for board positions. The Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition would not be here today without the support of our members and volunteers. If you are interested in serving on the board, please reach out and attend our next meeting.
~Brittni Lents, IBCLC & SNBC Board 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 email@example.com. 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.
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!
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