Breastfeeding

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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GLBW – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You… and Your Patients: The Role of Implicit Bias in Birthing and Breastfeeding Support

Date: May 2019 Speaker: Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLCDescription: Every day, every interaction we have is colored by the inherent and implicit biases that we each carry. We see the world through lenses that are tinted by our own lived experiences, the experiences of those who are dear to us, information we have been exposed to, and systems that we live within. No one is immune. Learn how you can both identify and dismantle the subconscious impressions and beliefs about your…

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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 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 – 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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Mille Pruchnic named MIBFN Communications Manager

We are excited to share that MIBFN team member, Millie Pruchnic, has been promoted to MIBFN Communications Manager. Millie joined our team in 2016 as Communications Specialist and lead designer for all MIBFN materials. She brings with her more than 16 years of graphic design and marketing experience. Congratulations, Millie! To learn more about our team members, click here. https://www.mibreastfeeding.org/about/team/ 

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New Release: MIBFN Blueprint for Breastfeeding Coalition Building

 Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN) introduces its Blueprint for Breastfeeding Coalition Building. The Blueprint intends to create transparency around MIBFN’s efforts to serve as a leader in breastfeeding coalition building throughout our state. This document outlines the ways in which MIBFN has chosen to collaborate with community partners to advance breastfeeding outcomes. Breastfeeding systems change is necessary in order to advance public health outcomes and create a society in which breastfeeding is fully supported by policy and not just intention. Change…

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Community Partners – Flint 310 Connect

Check out our amazing Community Partners in Flint as part of our MIBFN 310 Connect Project. These partners continue to do amazing work with Flint’s families and most vulnerable citizens. This Collective Impact initiative, in partnership with the Greater Flint Community Foundation, aims to continue improving health and neurodevelopment outcomes in the Flint area through increased breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates, using an approach that engages hospital birthing centers and community partners with consistent messaging and shared measurement.    

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Coffective SPLASH

Hospitals are an integral partner in consistent, evidence-based breastfeeding messages for families within the maternity care setting. Coffective is conducting coaching calls with hospitals throughout the state of Michigan. The purpose of the hospital coaching calls is to learn about successes and challenges, provide sustainable guidance and technical assistance for quality improvement related to breastfeeding, and encourage collaborative activities with WIC such as joint task force meetings, regular touch-bases, and sharing of resources. If you have a partnership with your…

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