Membership Application 2016

Membership Application 2016

The Santa Barbara County Breastfeeding Coalition is a strong, cohesive group of health professionals representing many organizations throughout the county. The Coalition’s goal is to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates for mothers, and to coordinate lactation services within Santa Barbara County. The Coalition is a group of local medical professionals, social service providers, childbirth educators, lactation experts, and breastfeeding advocates committed to the common goal of promoting breastfeeding and supporting mothers in our community. We are starting our 16th year and are proud of the many accomplishments including:

  • Over $450,000 in grants received
  • Seven local Lactation Educator Courses with 339 health professionals trained
  • Biannual Breastfeeding Symposiums
  • Several Conferences / Talks including Larry Gartner MD, Nils Bergman MD, MPH, PhD, James Murphy
    MD, Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC, Diana West BA, IBCLC, Pauline Sakamoto MS, PHN, LS,
    RN, Lisa Marasco MA, IBCLC, FILCA, Nancy Williams MA, MFT, IBCLC, CCE, Audrey Naylor DrPH,
    MD, Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, Alison Hazelbaker PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, Vanessa Annibali MS,
    IBCLC, Jessica Barton MA, IBCLC
  • Doctor Offices, Hospitals, ER, and Urgent Care Lunch & Learns
  • Advocacy, Community Education & Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses
  • Breastfeeding Resource Guide
  • Doctor of the Year Award
  • New WEB site


The Breastfeeding Coalition has been considering a membership fee for awhile. Many of our education events have been free to health professionals in the past. In order to keep us moving forward, we will be implementing a yearly membership drive.

Join the Santa Barbara County Breastfeeding Coalition Membership 2016- Due 4/30/16
Click here to Download the form. Then fill out the form, save and email to or Print the form and fax it to 805.681.4755.
Please provide the information to PayPal for your membership card.

Platinum - (Free Biannual Symposiums & CEUs; Discounts on Future
Lactation Courses & Day Long Conferences)

Gold - Professional (doctor offices, IBCLCs, Health Professionals) $40

Individual $25

Donation (Other) $0

Please make checks payable to the: Breastfeeding Coalition and send to PO Box 60213 Santa Barbara, CA 93160

For more information, please contact Meg Beard MPH, MCHES, RDN, IBCLC, Coalition Chair at (805) 448-4115 Membership is tax deductible EIN# 77-0542204.

We look forward to another awesome year in 2016!