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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Ethical Guidelines for Talking to Breastfeeding Mothers about Alternative Therapies

Date: June 2018 Speaker: Lisa Marasco, IBCLC Description: “What can I say?” When it comes to complementary and alternative therapies, many lactation consultants are unsure of how to conduct this conversation with a client. We will take a look at our professional guidelines, the question of evidence, and handling real-life dilemmas that come up. View PDF of the presentation.​

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Breastfeeding Duration – Dismantling Roadblocks and Changing Systems

Date: April 2018 Speaker: Shannon McKenney Shubert, MPH Description: The World Health Organization recommends at least two years of breastfeeding. But, real and perceived roadblocks to success can hinder many families from even wanting to initiate breastfeeding. In this webinar, we will discuss common, systemic barriers to breastfeeding duration and simple, concrete actions you can take to help your families extend their breastfeeding journeys. Objectives: • Participants will be able to rank the health benefits of breastmilk and breastmilk substitutes…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Sorting the Fog through the Smoke – Marijuana and Breastfeeding

Date: March 2018 Speaker: Sekeita Lewis Johnson, BSN, RN, IBCLC Description: Legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes presents challenges for health care providers in maternal-child health. Inconsistent messaging regarding marijuana use and lactation management is creating alarm for patients and health care organizations alike. Oftentimes, policies and policing of marijuana use are filtered by biases. This webinar will explore current literature regarding marijuana use and breastfeeding, as well as, confusing and inconsistent messaging and policies regarding marijuana use…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Breastfeeding – A Father’s Perspective

Date: February 2018 Speaker: Peter M Williams, BPA, CHW, CLC Description: This webinar will explore strategies around supporting and encouraging fathers in their new role as a breastfeeding partner as well as ways to educate fathers on the unique and vital roles they play in the father and baby bonding experience. We will discuss the messages that fathers receive about their role as dads, and the impact that those messages can have on fatherhood identity, fatherhood isolation, and fatherhood competency. Participants…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Breastfeeding – Is it at the breast anymore?

Date: January 2018 Speaker: Sarah A Keim, PhD, MA, MS Description: Increasingly, mothers are expressing their milk to feed their infants. This has enabled some women to continue producing milk longer after returning to work. However, mothers who are home with their infants are also pumping, and some women are exclusively pumping. Is feeding pumped milk just as good as feeding at the breast? What are the effects on infants? Dr. Keim will update participants on the latest research about pumping and…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Breastfeeding and Substance Use Disorder

Date: December 2017 Speaker: Colleen Barry, MD, FAAP Description: This hot-topic webinar will provide you with talking points on the benefits of breastfeeding, specifically to the mother infant dyad with a substance use disorder. The safety and recommended guidelines for breastfeeding when a mother is using alcohol, smoking, marijuana, opioids, Methadone and Suboxone will be discussed. The symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in an infant that can complicate the breastfeeding process will also be discussed, with potential solutions provided. Options…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Promoting Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Practices Together in the Hospital and Community

Date: November 2017 Speaker: Emily Scott, MD Description: Maternity Centers work every day to promote safe sleep practices and exclusive breastfeeding. Both significantly impact infant mortality rates and the health outcomes of the newborn. Both exclusive breastfeeding and safe sleep practices are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, concerns have been raised that some practices that support the initiation of breastfeeding in the newborn nursery may lead to unsafe sleep practices and infant harm. Skin to skin care…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Support Group Development for Underserved and At-Risk Populations

Date: October 2017 Speakers: Jennifer Day IBCLC, CLS, CLE, Mary Machowicz RN BSN CLC. and Claretta Ducket-Freeman Description: In an effort to reduce disparities and increase breastfeeding rates, support groups are vital. The speakers will discuss components of effective community engagement while promoting key group facilitator skills for a successful and engaging breastfeeding support group that ensures group participation and retention. Registrants will be able to: describe at least 2 group facilitation tactics to improve support groups performance; and identify…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Breastfeeding in the NICU – Improving breastfeeding practices and support in the NICU

Date: September 2017 Speaker: Lia Faase, MD, FAAP Description: The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), part of the global effort to diminish inequalities in health across all societal groups, has seen an increase of live births in US baby friendly (BF) hospitals from 2.9% in 2009 to 21.8% in 2017. At the time of this presentation about 869 000 babies are born yearly in baby friendly hospitals throughout the US. The promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding initially focused on…

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