Breastfeeding

Breastfeed Macomb Celebrates as August Fundraiser Winner

Congratulations to Breastfeed Macomb the winner in our joint MIBFN local coalition fundraiser! Breastfeed Macomb surpassed their goal, raising $1,106.00 during the month of August in honor of breastfeeding awareness month. Thank you so much for working tirelessly to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding at both the local and statewide level. Lauren Cody from Breastfeed Macomb shares, “For many of us, coalition activities are in addition to our regular job duties. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network makes fundraising work for us!…

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New Release: MIBFN Breastfeeding and Maternity Care Advocacy Toolkit Release

Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN) introduces its newest campaign in support of systems-level change, “Breastfeeding and Maternity Care,” which provides tools for implementing evidence-based, culturally sensitive maternity care to improve breastfeeding outcomes statewide. The newly released toolkit consists of six different elements: 1) A current Baby-Friendly designation map of Michigan; 2) Why WIC for Breastfeeding Families? Flier 3) Baby-Friendly is Good for Everyone flier; 4) A story-sharing platform for hospital staff, outpatient clinics, WIC, community lactation supporters, and mothers to join…

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Wayne State University Earns Gold Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award

Wayne State University received a Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Gold Workplace Award on Tuesday, September 18 in recognition of WSU’s evidence-based breastfeeding support for students, faculty, and staff. The University recognizes the benefits that breastfeeding provides to employers, employees, their families, and communities as the foundation of health. Employers who support breastfeeding employees enjoy a 3-to-1 return on investment through greater employee retention, increased productivity, lower healthcare costs, and fewer sick days. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network congratulates Wayne State University on their Gold…

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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: 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 – 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: 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: 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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