In April of 2006, representatives from various community and healthcare disciplines established the San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition (SABC). SABC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit broad-based network of breastfeeding advocates committed to working together on the design and implementation of practical, evidence-based strategies to promote, support, and protect breastfeeding through education, outreach, and advocacy.
SABC is recognized as a coordinating resource for breastfeeding support and education in the San Antonio area. Our desire is to involve the entire community in making a difference for breastfeeding families. For more information about our vision and organizational goals go to Our Vision page.
Join SABC for only $15 per year and have access to a wealth of information and opportunities to network with breastfeeding advocates and professionals from San Antonio and across the State. The success of this organization depends upon the number and strength of our members, so please join our team! Join now
Corporate partners are also needed to contribute to our success! Partners are for profit, public or nonprofit organizations that contribute in kind or financial resources to help SABC reach it’s goals. If you are a part of an organization that would like to partner with SABC please contact us.
We thank you in advance for your contribution to making our community healthier by promoting, supporting and protecting breastfeeding! Hope to see you at our next meeting or event.
News & Events
There are many ways that communities can support mothers and babies that breastfeed, and everyone plays a role. The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card brings together state-by-state information to help tell the story of breastfeeding practices and supports in states.
We want to thank Wayland Baptist University Nursing Program for the courtesy of printing our beautiful postcard, as well as Thompson Marketing for helping us secure this sponsor.
See our postcard here!
2014 Meeting Schedule
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As Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin continues to grow so does the high demand for pasteurized donor milk; making it vital to consistently recruit new donors. This year the Milk Bank has screened and approved 265 donors from 20 states, has pasteurized more milk than ever before and sent milk to 90 hospitals but we know there are so many more little ones that need this precious resource. The Milk Bank is eager to sever all hospitals and medically fragile babies that call to order and we can’t do it without the advocacy, support, and expertise of countless neonatologists, nurses, lactation consultants and hospital administrators.
We ask all depot sites to look at what they can do to help recruit potential donors. Please let me know if you need outreach materials (brochures, pens, or bags). Many depots are already going above and beyond to help refer potential donors.
Here are some ideas that depots are already doing:
1. Some depot sites have made it a priority to have an LC or nurse talk to each mother not only about breastfeeding but also what she can do if she over produces. One depot even includes a line on their hospital release check list that states “I have been told about safe options to donate my milk”.
2. Posting MMBA’s videos on the hospitals website or YouTube channel or even more having it played on the Hospitals Internal TV Channel. Parents can learn about changing diapers and more about the Milk Bank while lying in bed.
3. At least one depot ensures that during the hospitals Breastfeeding Classes or Hospital Tour parents are told about MMBA. This is a great opportunity to help educate parents about Milk Banking early in the process.
4. Most of the depots have outreach materials out around the hospital. We are always willing to send more. Make sure you have brochures out in the waiting room, in the NICU pump room, on any resource table, posted above hand washing areas, or in charity family rooms.
We would love to hear what you already do or ideas you have to help and we can share them on Facebook and with the other depots.
Please contact me with any questions or if we can supply you with more information or materials, email@example.com or 512-579-3971. Many thanks for helping us raise awareness of the critical need for milk donors!
Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin
Urgent Call for Action from MMBA Depots.
Registration Now Open!
2014 San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition Conference
February 7-8, 2014
Managing Breastfeeding with Oral Challenges in the Infant.
Featuring: Texas Breastfeeding Initiatives
La Quinta Inn & Suites Conference Center
4431 Horizon Hill Blvd, San Antonio, Texas
Join us in San Antonio for the 2014 Texas Breastfeeding Summit and experience a diverse culture of authentic foods, music and art represented by Old Mexico, the Wild West Native America, Germany, Africa and the Deep South. Come for the conference and stay for the fun.
Continuing Education Provided: CERPS, CNE, CDE & CME
SABC "Deep in the Heart of Texas" Gala
February 7th 7:00 - 10 PM
Please contact me with any questions.
Continuing Education Coordinator
Department of Life Long Learning
UT Health Science Center School of Nursing
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MSC 7946, San Antonio, TX 78229
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2014 San Antonio Breastfeeding Coalition Conference: Managing Breastfeeding with Oral Challenges in the Infant.
In the rapidly-changing landscape of insurance requirements rolling out under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), few have been more confusing than the requirement to cover "breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling" (starting in the first plan year that began on or after August 1, 2012). The lack of guidelines or recommendations as to who may provide and be paid for lactation care, and what kinds of equipment should be covered for breastfeeding families, has created chaos for providers and patients alike. Click here for more information.
To bridge these gaps and support insurers in the implementation of breastfeeding coverage, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and the National Breastfeeding Center (NBfC) came together to develop recommendations. The resulting joint publication, Model Policy: Payer Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Counseling Services, Pumps and Supplies, identifies best practices for payers that appropriately meet the requirements of the ACA and ensure adequate delivery of support for breastfeeding. The Model Policy was drafted in a collaborative effort with medical, legal, regulatory, lactation, public health, and insurance experts.
Model Policy for Insurance Aims to Calm Chaos surrounding Mandated Coverage of Breastfeeding Support, Supplies, and Counseling.
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