Michigan Breastfeeding Network presents FREE Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-2pm EST in partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Family Services with support provided by Illinois Department of Public Health, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Minnesota Department of Health WIC Division and Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition.

In providing these webinars, we are committed to 4 core values:

  • Access: alignment with ongoing efforts to equitably establish breastfeeding support in every community by providing free, web-based, and regularly occurring continuing education opportunities that equip trusted leaders to provide breastfeeding support in their communities
  • Evidence: collaborating with presenters who share respectfully gathered data to inform practical, successful approaches to increase the feasibility of breastfeeding success
  • Equity: collaborating with presenters who center the individuals, families, and communities they serve in the approaches they share and whose work is centered outside of the dominant culture
  • Relevance: providing pertinent information on dismantling roadblocks to success that are timely and necessary to increase the feasibility of breastfeeding today

Each monthly webinar offers 1 CERP, 1 social work CE hour, 1 nurses’ contact hour, and a certificate of attendance to attendees who are able to watch the webinar in its entirety and complete the post-webinar evaluation.


Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1-2pm EST

Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Breastfeeding in the Child Care Setting – click here to register.

Presenter: Elon Geffrard, BS, CLC

Description: Did you know that child care providers are champions and can help families meet their breastfeeding goals? This presentation will dispel breastfeeding and child care myths and discuss tools, strategies, and guidelines to support breastfeeding in child care settings.

Approved for 1 nurse’s contact hour, 1 L-CERP and 1social work CE hour.

On-Demand Webinars

We are testing something new – offering access to watch “on-demand” webinars on your own time for continuing education for up to 1 year after the initial air date. The webinar(s) available for this offering will be featured on this section of the webpage. In order to qualify for continuing education, we ask that you register through GoToWebinar with the below links, watch the webinar in its entirety, and complete the post-webinar survey in its entirety. After you register, you can watch the webinar when it is most convenient for you. Within 24-48 hours after watching the webinar, you will get a link to the post-webinar survey. Certificates for those who watch a webinar on their own time and complete the post-webinar survey in its entirety will be distributed within 60 days. If you have any questions, please email info@mibreastfeeding.org.

“Lactation After Loss” – click here to register.

Presenter: 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.

1. Participants will learn the importance of providing culturally sensitive emotional and spiritual support to the lactating person after a loss.
2. Participants will identify at least two examples of safe lactation suppression.

Approved for 1 L-CERP and 1 nurse’s contact hour and 1 Social Work CE hour until June 18, 2020.

Ethics, Online Messaging, and Pressure to Breastfeed” – click here to register.

Presenter: Anjanette Davenport Hatter, MSW, LMSW

Description: 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.

Approved for 1 L-CERP and 1 nurse’s contact hour and 1 Social Work CE hour until July 16, 2020.

Indigenous Breastfeeding: Trauma and Resilience” – click here to register.

Presenter: Raeanne Madison, MPH

Description: American Indians have faced unique circumstances throughout history that are directly reflected in their breastfeeding and mothering experiences. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the concepts of historical trauma and resilience, and how these facets of American Indian life are connected to ongoing racial disparities in maternal and child health. 

Approved for 1 L-CERP and 1 nurse’s contact hour and 1 Social Work CE hour until August 20, 2020.

Past Webinars

Click here to view and search our webinar archive, including resources and handouts provided during the educational sessions.

Please note that watching the webinars in our webinar archive is not eligible for continuing education. In order to qualify, participants must register via the GoToWebinar platform to receive credit for viewing. Starting in June 2019, we are testing offering continuing education for watching webinars on your own time. Please click the tab that says “Past Webinars (Available for Continuing Education)” to view those that are eligible. Please email info@mibreastfeeding.org with any questions.

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