Breastfeeding

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 – 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- 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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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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