MIBFN

MIBFN is Seeking Board Member Candidates with Wide-Ranging Personal and Professional Experiences

MIBFN seeks new board members to play a critical role in building an organization that prioritizes, supports, and invests in diversity, inclusion, and equity. As advocates of public health, we believe that all social-sector organizations are better equipped to address complex social issues with board governance that reflects the communities it serves. Experience within the following realms, including professional expertise, cultural background, and life experience, is desired: financial, legal, human resources, non-profit leadership, community engagement, collaborative driven work, and parenting.…

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Make Breastfeeding Support a Priority With End-of-Year Giving

MIBFN makes end-of-year gift giving quick and easy plus it gives you a chance to support breastfeeding, which has a positive impact on all families throughout our state. The MIBFN Zazzle Store has many items available for holiday gift giving and proceeds from every sale benefit breastfeeding advocacy efforts in Michigan. The MIBFN collection of breastfeeding gifts is fun, timely, and enlightened, and your purchase helps to advance efforts for a breastfeeding-supportive culture throughout our state. Find everything on your…

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New Release: MIBFN Breastfeeding and Disaster Readiness Campaign Release

Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN) introduces its newest advocacy campaign in support of systems-level change. “Breastfeeding and Disaster Readiness” provides tools for equitable distribution of resources and access to breastfeeding support during times of crisis. The newly released toolkit consists of eight elements, all available at www.mibreastfeeding.org/disaster-ready: Make Breastfeeding Part of Your Disaster Readiness Plan poster How to Hand Express Magnet and Poster FAQ Sheet: Breastfeeding is Disaster Readiness Breastfeeding and Lead Exposure Issue Statement and Recommendations Sample template for a…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Breastfeeding and Nutrition: Busting Myths and Empowering Moms

Date: October 2018 Speaker: Lauren Cody, RD, IBCLC Description: Many health care professionals encounter breastfeeding women who ask, “what should or can I eat?” Lauren Cody, RD, IBCLC will dispel nutrition myths and provide evidence-based nutrition recommendations for women during lactation along with practical and culturally sensitive nutrition counseling strategies to utilize with breastfeeding women. View recap of the webinar.

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Shining Star: Spotlight on Coordination in Our Michigan Communities

Contacts:  Rebecca Campau, RN, IBCLC, WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, Kathy Bladow, BSN, RN, WIC Coordinator, and Carley Elliott, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Why is St. Clair County WIC a Maternity Care “Shining Star”? St. Clair County WIC is a model for maternity-care community building. In her dual role as Chair of the newly established St. Clair County Breastfeeding Coalition and WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, Rebecca has worked hard to incorporate all of their key maternity care partners into meaningful and dynamic conversations…

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Breastfeed Macomb Celebrates as August Fundraiser Winner

Congratulations to Breastfeed Macomb the winner in our joint MIBFN local coalition fundraiser! Breastfeed Macomb surpassed their goal, raising $1,106.00 during the month of August in honor of breastfeeding awareness month. Thank you so much for working tirelessly to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding at both the local and statewide level. Lauren Cody from Breastfeed Macomb shares, “For many of us, coalition activities are in addition to our regular job duties. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network makes fundraising work for us!…

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New Release: MIBFN Breastfeeding and Maternity Care Advocacy Toolkit Release

Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN) introduces its newest campaign in support of systems-level change, “Breastfeeding and Maternity Care,” which provides tools for implementing evidence-based, culturally sensitive maternity care to improve breastfeeding outcomes statewide. The newly released toolkit consists of six different elements: 1) A current Baby-Friendly designation map of Michigan; 2) Why WIC for Breastfeeding Families? Flier 3) Baby-Friendly is Good for Everyone flier; 4) A story-sharing platform for hospital staff, outpatient clinics, WIC, community lactation supporters, and mothers to join…

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Wayne State University Earns Gold Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award

Wayne State University received a Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Gold Workplace Award on Tuesday, September 18 in recognition of WSU’s evidence-based breastfeeding support for students, faculty, and staff. The University recognizes the benefits that breastfeeding provides to employers, employees, their families, and communities as the foundation of health. Employers who support breastfeeding employees enjoy a 3-to-1 return on investment through greater employee retention, increased productivity, lower healthcare costs, and fewer sick days. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network congratulates Wayne State University on their Gold…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Lactopharmacology 101

Date: September 2018 Speaker: Paula Schreck, MD, IBCLC, FABM Description: Over 95% of new mothers are prescribed medication in the perinatal period. All too often, breastfeeding is interrupted or discontinued unnecessarily due to concerns over safety of medications while breastfeeding. Actually, most drugs are safe for breastfeeding. During Lactopharmacology 101, Dr. Schreck will review the fascinating functionality of the lactocyte, and present simple pharmacologic principles that will allow you to give the most accurate and clinically sound recommendations to your…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Improving Breastfeeding Rates & Addressing Equity Through Public Policy

Date: July 2017 Speaker: Tina Sherman Description: MomsRising will give an overview of the history of policies at the federal and state levels, like paid family and medical leave and workplace accommodations. We will highlight studies that show the positive impact that these policies have on breastfeeding and health outcomes for mothers and babies, particularly in communities of color. We will identify key stakeholders and discuss the best ways to engage them. By the end of the presentation, participants will…

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Lansing, MI 48912

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