Webinars

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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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Safe Sleep

Date: August 2017 Speaker: Marji Cyrul, MPH, RD, CLS Description: Marji Cyrul, the MDHHS Breastfeeding Coordinator will explain how Michigan is combining breastfeeding and bed sharing research into their education of health professionals. Barb Himes, Program Director for First Candle/SIDS Alliance, will clarify the changes in the AAP 2016 statement and the conversational approach to education. Marji and Barb will role-play practical talking points for families such as inadequate milk supply, how to soothe a fussy baby, how to get…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Breastfeeding – A Pharmacist Perspective

Date: July 2017 Speakers: Amy Lenell, Pharm.D, CLC and Veronica Vernon, Pharm.D. Description: Both community practice and hospital pharmacists can make a big impact on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers through education, counseling and support of breastfeeding goals. This webinar examines the roles of community and hospital pharmacists as well as opportunities to collaborate with pharmacists to improve patient care.

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