Webinars

Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep

Presenter: Elizabeth Kushman, MPHDescription: “This webinar will cover the importance of using an integrated approach to promoting breastfeeding and safe sleep. Key concepts covered will include:1. Rationale for promotion: AAP and WHO recommendations2. Acknowledgement of history of tension among advocates and challenges inherent in the guidelines3. Strategies moving past duality toward an integrated approach: NICHQ National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Improvement and Innovation Network4. Elements of a harm reduction informed approach5. How skills included in the Consultative Stance,…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar (Bonus) – Pushing Through: Community Breastfeeding Support in a Pandemic

Presenter: Tameka Jackson-Dyer, IBCLC, CHWDescription: “Based on a myriad of factors all stemming from systemic racism, people of color are far more likely to contract and die from COVID-19. These health inequities coupled with the disregard for families of color is a deadly combination. Families of color are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For the Detroit community, the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing structural inequities that have long existed in America. In addition to experiencing the greatest number of…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Black Breastfeeding: Trauma and Resilience

Presenter: Bonita Agee, BS, CLCDescription: “In the United States, Black breastfeeding rates are lowest among all racial and ethnic groups. Even while breastfeeding rates have risen, a huge disparity between Black and white women consistently remains. Additionally, the infant mortality rate among Black babies is two to three times that of white babies. While the benefits of breastfeeding could significantly lower that rate and guard against diseases like upper respiratory infections, Type 2 Diabetes, and childhood obesity common in Black…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Engaging Fathers in Breastfeeding Support

Presenter: Peter Williams, BPA, CLCDescription: In this presentation, we will discuss men and breastfeeding and methods to engage their support for their breastfeeding partners. We will discuss how engaging men is made easier when we understand what motivates them as parents. Appealing to how men see themselves is at the core of what we’ve been doing at the Detroit Health Department. We spoke to fathers and we let what they told us inform what we do. There is, of course,…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar- Breastfeeding and the Fourth Trimester

Presenter: Raeanne Madison, MPHDescription: Michigan is home to a significant Native American/Indigenous population known as the Anishinaabe. For centuries, the Anishinaabe people have utilized traditional postpartum recovery practices to support the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of new parents in the first 4-6 weeks after birth. In this webinar, Anishinaabe doula and community educator Raeanne Madison will introduce you to some of these cultural practices and make connections between postpartum care and successful lactation. Participants will be tasked with…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Breastfeeding and Racial Equity

Presenter: Kenyetta Jackson, MPHDescription: Given the continued disparities in breastfeeding rates for Black and Indigenous families, this presentation will provide a historical overview of breastfeeding as a racial equity issue. Black and Indigenous families face the largest social barriers and experience the greatest health disparities when it comes to breastfeeding. Inequities result in policies, practices, and social norms that influence a person’s individual choices about breastfeeding and affect long-term health outcomes. These structural barriers exist during pregnancy, at the hospital,…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars – Language Access: A Breastfeeding Equity Issue

Presenter: Brenda Reyes, RN, CLCDescription: Given the current barriers in available lactation support, systemic racism, and inequities in breastfeeding outcomes across the US, it’s imperative that we center equity when providing lactation support. During this session we will provide an opportunity for participants to identify barriers for non-English speaking breastfeeding families. Discuss recommendations to supporting non-speaking English families, particularly in under-served communities. We will discuss the importance of including and centering the needs of non-English speaking communities being served when…

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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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