Webinars

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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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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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 a recap of the webinar.

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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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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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