Presenter: Anjanette Davenport Hatter, MSW, LMSWDescription: Using an equity lens, this webinar will provide an overview of social media, discuss social media images and why representation matters. We will address the pressures of social media on breastfeeding, identify ways women can realistically sustain breastfeeding and ways to debunk myths about selfless motherhood. View recap of the webinar.
Date: June 2019 Speaker: Ambyr Amen-Ra, MA Description: This webinar discusses the emotional toll of lactation for birthing persons who are dealing with the loss of their child. View recap of the webinar.
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…
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…
Date: December 2018 Speaker: Jennifer Day, IBCLC Description: Repression, oppression and systemic barriers prevent professionals and community from accessing equitable standards of care and opportunities, which contributes to the cycle of poverty. Jennifer Day, IBCLC will provide tangible solutions and practical applications to identify and address the effective uses of Power & Privilege to initiate positive change. View recap of the webinar.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar: Mood Disorders and Breastfeeding – It’s not just Postpartum Depression
Date: May 2018 Speakers: Dr. Maria Muzik and Dr. Lisa Hammer Description: Our presenters will discuss how postpartum mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, and the treatment with psychotropic medicines may impact infant postpartum well-being and mothers’ breastfeeding success. View PDF of the presentation.