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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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