Webinars

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 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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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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