Lydia O. Boyd is a dedicated lactation specialist and breastfeeding advocate who is an IBCLC, CLE, and Doula. Boyd, Lactation Specialist provides private lactation support to families while working collaboratively with the goals of community based programs and public health goals for breastfeeding and birth outcomes within Los Angeles County and nationally.
Operating as usual
Let's chat about what to do if you're expecting or just delivered during this formula shortage.
I'm that chick!
I'm that chick that will roll up in the office proclaiming what I do, in the midst of RNs, pediatricians, internal medicine MDs, Family Practice MDs, and hospitalists...and dare them to ask me what my shirt means.
"I'm your best friend. The Olivia Pope to your bad habits."
Thanks @chinatolliver for the great sweatshirt!
Join me on Saturday, May 28th at 10 AM PST to discuss your plans to return to work/school while breastfeeding. Registration is only $10! We discuss pumping, milk storage, and your heart. Register today at www.lydiaoboyd.com
Today at 4 PM PST Black families are meeting to discuss breastfeeding while Black! Join me and Awesome Breastfeeders for our support group that is $FREE99. Register at www.lydiaoboyd.com
Another Awesome Prenatal Breastfeeding Class done!
Join me in July for our next class. Register today at www.lydiaoboyd.com $100 per couple.
We talk about all things Breastfeeding: latch, how the body makes milk, your delivery and Breastfeeding, how to prepare, and what to expect. And more! Dads are welcome!
Hope to see you soon!
There is still time to register for today's Prenatal Breastfeeding Class that starts at 10 AM PST. $100 per couple. Register at www.lydiaoboyd.com.
We're meeting today! Register now at www.lydiaoboyd.com to secure your seat in the room. $10. We would love to have you join us.
It's an oldie but goodie!
Do you know your baby's hunger signs?
Many new parents think crying is the only sign that communicates hunger. Read this article to learn more about newborn hunger cues. www.lydiaoboyd.com
This is a great question!
First, we're going to watch out baby.
- Are the baby's hands open?
- Is your baby relaxed?
- Are you seeing at least 5-8 diapers in 24hrs?
Let's chat if you answer no to any of these questions.
Awesome Prenatal Breastfeeding Class is May 14th! Secure your seat by registering at www.lydiaoboyd.com. $100 per couple.
Let's have lunch today! Join the Awesome Breastfeeders' Virtual Support Group today at 12 Noon PST by registering at http://www.lydiaoboyd.com. $10
Have you had a conversation with Dad about your plans to breastfeed? If you are co-parenting, then have a conversation about your plans and desire to breastfeed. You may be surprised at how supportive he is.
Mommy's First Milk - Colostrum
It's actually milk. And it's good for your baby. We want baby to get this milk immediately after delivery by latching directly to the breast. If this is not possible, we would like you to hand express your first milk and give it to your baby as soon as possible.
What questions do you have about your first milk?
3rd Sundays are for Black families!
Let's meet to connect and discuss all things breastfeeding while Black in a safe and sacred space. And we will have a good time too! Join me May 22nd at 4 PM PST. RSVP at http://www.lydiaoboyd.com. *ALL attendees must identify as Black*
Yes! There are Do's & Don'ts for Awesome Breastfeeders.
We love on ourselves. We like ourselves. We believe in ourselves.
Village and I believes in you!
May is for Awesome Classes!
The next prenatal breastfeeding class will be held on May 8th at 10 AM PST. We will learn the basics of breastfeeding and how to get started the right way. Let's learn together by registering at http://www.lydiaoboyd.com. $100 per couple.
May is for Awesome Classess!
Returning To Work/School While Breastfeeding!
Let's meet to discuss your plans to continue to breastfeed as you prepare to end your maternity leave and return to work/school. We will discuss pumping, storage and handling your milk, and your feelings about returning to work. Register today! http://www.lydiaoboyd.com $10
May is the month of Awesome Classes!
Breastfeeding *Weaning* COVID-19
Weaning during a pandemic is an overwhelming decision to make. Let's meet to learn, discuss, share, and process our thoughts and emotions in a safe space that is free from judgement. Register today at http://www.lydiaoboyd.com, $10.
Saturday afternoons in the park chat.
Just me chatting about my week, feelings about this work, and updates.
Let me know your thoughts or questions.
Oh! You're doing a great job! You're pretty doggone awesome 🥰
Saturday afternoons in the park chat. Just me chatting about my week, feelings about this work, and updates. Let me know your thoughts or questions. Oh! You're doing a great job! You're pretty doggone awesome 🥰 #lydiaoboydibclc #breastfeedinglove #blackibclc #lactationsupport #communitysupport #familysupport #legacy #culturalheritage #tradition #kinship
Message from PHFE WIC regarding increase in fruits and vegetables to WIC families nationwide.
To all of our partners who advocated to -- it worked! Thank you for your support!
President Biden signed the $1.5 trillion omnibus agreement into law on March 15, 2022 extending increased fruit and vegetable benefits through September 30, 2022. This bill allocates $6 billion of funds to WIC and allows the fruit and vegetable benefits to continue at the current amounts. This is an effective investment that builds nutrition security for low-income families facing rising food costs.
The WIC benefit bump has resulted in more than triple the amount of fruit and vegetable purchases, a greater variety of produce redeemed by WIC families, and increased fruit and vegetable consumption for young children.
WIC participants receive the following monthly Cash Value Benefit (CVB) amounts for each member of the family enrolled in WIC in addition to the other nutritious foods in the WIC food package:
$24 for children ages one through five
$43 for pregnant and postpartum individuals
$47 for breastfeeding individuals
The benefit increase does not apply to infant food packages.
For more information about the above amounts, please call your assigned WIC office.
Happy Black Maternal Health Week
There are multiple events to participate in that can be found at https://blackmamasmatter.org/local-events/california-bmhw22-events/. Los Angeles events can be found at https://www.blackinfantsandfamilies.org/bmhw2022.
There is still time to register to attend the discussion I am participating in tonight in collaboration with iDREAM for Racial Health Equity, a project of Community Partners and Charles Drew University Of Medicine And Science Black Maternal Health Center of Excellence at 5:30 PM PST.
Black Maternal Healthweek End Black Infant and Maternal Mortality
Next week is Black Maternal Health Week 2022!
I'll be participating in a panel discussion in collaboration with iDREAM for Racial Health Equity, a project of Community Partners and Charles Drew University Of Medicine And Science Black Maternal Health Center of Excellence on Monday, April 11th, beginning at 5:30 PM PST. To join, please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iUxI3KQBS-yJgYVncumrAg
What's for lunch?
Looks like it might be a salad or pasta for me. Join me for lunch at 12 Noon PST for the Awesome Breastfeeders' Virtual Support Group. We'll have lunch and chat about breastfeeding and more!
Prenatal birth, birth, and postpartum birth support will be added to Ms. Boyd’s list of offerings. Support will include a focus on the birthing person, dads, and extended family with the goal that the family is emotionally, mentally, and physically (limited) supported as they bring their Genius Baby to the village.
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