MIBFN

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 a 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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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Let it Flow and Get it Out: Expressing Human Milk and Exclusive Lactation

Date: February 2019 Speaker: Lourdes Santaballa, IBCLC, IYCFS Description: Human milk is the first food for human babies, and most parents feed directly at the breast or chest, but many parents may want or need to express milk in order to initiate or maintain their breastfeeding goals. After exploring the reasons we need or choose to pump, we will discuss how and when to do it, tools from hands and cups to pumps and flanges, how to handle the milk…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – A Systems Approach to Effective, Sustainable Change

Date: January 2019 Speakers: Kathy Szenda Wilson and Maria Ortiz Borden Description: Effective, Sustainable Change: When people come together across organizations, sectors and (at times) issues, attention and intention must be paid in order to create effective, sustainable change. From the outside, it might appear as though successful groups just got lucky – with the right timing, chemistry and leadership. But the truth is there are 6 factors that must be present in order for sustainable, effective change to happen…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Using Your Power & Privilege

Date: December 2018 Speaker: Jennifer Day, IBCLC Description: Repression, oppression and systemic barriers prevent professionals and community from accessing equitable standards of care and opportunities, which contributes to the cycle of poverty. Jennifer Day, IBCLC will provide tangible solutions and practical applications to identify and address the effective uses of Power & Privilege to initiate positive change. View a recap of the webinar.

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MIBFN Open Apology

Dear partners, Thank you for taking time to share your concerns with Michigan Breastfeeding Network. In the time since your public accountability campaign to Medolac, opportunities to learn from experts in the work of racial equity have shined light on how our response was inadequate and damaging. We are truly sorry for our response to your campaign. We have taken time to reflect on the ways our biases and position of privilege affected how we understood and responded to this…

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Community Partners – Flint 310 Connect

Check out our amazing Community Partners in Flint as part of our MIBFN 310 Connect Project. These partners continue to do amazing work with Flint’s families and most vulnerable citizens. This Collective Impact initiative, in partnership with the Greater Flint Community Foundation, aims to continue improving health and neurodevelopment outcomes in the Flint area through increased breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates, using an approach that engages hospital birthing centers and community partners with consistent messaging and shared measurement.    

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Coffective SPLASH

Hospitals are an integral partner in consistent, evidence-based breastfeeding messages for families within the maternity care setting. Coffective is conducting coaching calls with hospitals throughout the state of Michigan. The purpose of the hospital coaching calls is to learn about successes and challenges, provide sustainable guidance and technical assistance for quality improvement related to breastfeeding, and encourage collaborative activities with WIC such as joint task force meetings, regular touch-bases, and sharing of resources. If you have a partnership with your…

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