MIBFN

Counseling 101: Fundamentals of Breastfeeding Promotion, Protection and Support Across Disciplines

Presenter: Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, RN, IBCLCDescription: Research supports the need for changes in health care practices related to breastfeeding care practices. Improving parental breastfeeding self-efficacy and prenatal education are targeted interventions aimed to improve breastfeeding success; but what happens when healthcare providers lack the necessary skills to support breastfeeding? Lack of support from health care providers is a common complaint voiced by breastfeeding families. This webinar will explore clinical and communication barriers to breastfeeding support and provide fundamental breastfeeding counseling…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – More than Apart: The Impact of Separation on the Breastfeeding Relationship

Presenter: Zaje A.T. Harrell, Ph.D.Description: In recent years there have been more efforts to create policies that address minimizing separation between mother and baby. These are critical in order to establish breastfeeding. However, the impact of separation requires further exploration. This presentation will examine the factors related to separation beginning with a stress and coping framework. We will explore multiple contextual factors related to separation for the breastfeeding dyad and the effect on the breastfeeding relationship. Finally, recommendations regarding early…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Indigenous Breastfeeding: Trauma and Resilience

Presenter: Raeanne Madison, MPHDescription: American Indians have faced unique circumstances throughout history that are directly reflected in their breastfeeding and mothering experiences. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the concepts of historical trauma and resilience, and how these facets of American Indian life are connected to ongoing racial disparities in maternal and child health. View recap here.

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Welcome to the Newly Elected MIBFN 2019-2021 Executive Committee

The incoming MIBFN Executive Committee is dedicated to setting a clear and bold vision for the future of MIBFN as the organization enters a new chapter of statewide advocacy, education, and coalition building. Please join us in welcoming the new Executive Committee of the MIBFN Board of Directors – Chair Gayle Shipp, Secretary Ambyr Amen-Ra, and Treasurer Jennifer Baragrey. – Paula K. Schreck, Julie Lothamer and Lisa Sommer King (MIBFN Outgoing Executive Officers) Gayle Shipp, MS, CLS – 2019-2021 MIBFN…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Ethics, Online Messaging, and Pressure to Breastfeed

Presenter: Anjanette Davenport Hatter, MSW, LMSWDescription: Using an equity lens, this webinar will provide an overview of social media, discuss social media images and why representation matters. We will address the pressures of social media on breastfeeding, identify ways women can realistically sustain breastfeeding and ways to debunk myths about selfless motherhood. View recap of the webinar.

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GLBW – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You… and Your Patients: The Role of Implicit Bias in Birthing and Breastfeeding Support

Date: May 2019 Speaker: Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLCDescription: Every day, every interaction we have is colored by the inherent and implicit biases that we each carry. We see the world through lenses that are tinted by our own lived experiences, the experiences of those who are dear to us, information we have been exposed to, and systems that we live within. No one is immune. Learn how you can both identify and dismantle the subconscious impressions and beliefs about your…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – BSTARS: The Star Power of Peer Support!

Date: April 2019 Speaker: Tiana Pyles, MHA, CLCDescription: As the need for health care professionals grows and evolves, peer to peer support continues to be the foundation of helping families to be successful in breastfeeding because of the expertise and collaboration that peer support brings to the breastfeeding experience and supporting families. This session will focus on how peer support can make all of the difference in breastfeeding outcomes through momentum around a life-changing event. View recap of the webinar.

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Protecting Breastfeeding During Mother’s Return to Work

Date: March 2019 Speaker: Lonias Gilmore, MPH Description: Within the workforce, women are vital contributors to a company’s success, providing keen perspective and driving economic vitality. When companies support breastfeeding, businesses gain a three-to-one return on investment in addition to greater employee retention, lower absenteeism, and a more creative and productive work environment. What accommodations are available to a breastfeeding employee when she returns to work? Lonias Gilmore, MPH will focus on the Department of Labor’s 2010 Fair Labor Standards…

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Welcome New Board Members!

MIBFN proudly announces nine new board members who began serving on our Board of Directors effective February 26, 2019. These new members, Ambyr Amen-Ra, Jennifer Baragrey, Stan Bien, Elon Geffrard, Ellen Lassiter-Collier, Lonias Gilmore, Raeanne Madison, Natosha Sage-El, and Gayle Shipp join four other board members whose role is to provide strategic guidance to our work. Ambyr Amen-Ra, MA: Ambyr is passionate about breastfeeding and has breastfed 3 babies in 6 years. She is glad that she is able to…

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