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|Breastfeeding Webinar Series|
2017 Breastfeeding Webinar Series
Sponsored by Indiana WIC, St.Vincent Health and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
The Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition at Indiana Perinatal Network is pleased to announce the 2017 Breastfeeding Webinar Series. Each month, a clinical or community topic will be presented by a local breastfeeding expert. Webinars are free of charge and open to the first 100 participants.
Webinars are at a new time!
Webinars are from 1-2 p.m. on dates given below.
April 18th 1-2 p.m. - Community
Public Breastfeeding: Laws, Support and Solutions
We will hear from two speakers on the topic of breastfeeding in public. Shannon McKinney-Shubert (Michigan) is passionate about improving the health of women and their families, and to that end, she believes breastfeeding is a public health imperative. She will be talking about a social marketing campaign in Michigan that focuses on normalizing breastfeeding in public. Lori Nester (Ohio) will discuss two projects that the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance has been working on to support breastfeeding in public.
May 16th 1-2 p.m. - Clinical
Breastfeeding 101: Answers from an Expert with Dr. Barry
Dr. Colleen Barry is a pediatrician who is currently working at the State of Michigan in the Office of Medical Affairs. She was the lead physician in getting a grant and starting an outpatient breast feeding support clinic, modeled after Dr. Paula Schreck’s clinic in the Detroit Area. Dr. Barry will be providing answers to common breastfeeding issues such as excessive infant weight gain, over supply, under supply and breastfeeding the late preterm infant. We’ll also have time for questions and
A Look at Work-Family Policy and its Influence on Breastfeeding
Erin Macey will be speaking about this very important and relevant topic. The United States is one of the only countries without a national paid family leave program for new mothers, and many countries now offer paid leave for partners as well. Without a national system of paid family leave, families experience disparate access to the time needed to get breastfeeding off to a good start. Furthermore, when women feel compelled to return to work within weeks or sometimes days of giving birth,
Previous Webinars: (2017)
January 17th 1-2 p.m. - Clinical2016 CDC mPINC (Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition Care) survey results are in!
Maybe you are asking yourself “now what do we do?”. Are you looking to be more strategic with your quality improvement efforts for your breastfeeding services and advance your mPINC score? Or maybe you are curious about how your scores measure up when compared to National and State composite scores, if so this webinar training is for you! This call is designed for hospitals but would also benefit people outside of the hospital to provide better understanding of the purpose of mPINC, the 39 Quality Improvement Indicators and why they matter. We will discuss areas where hospitals across the country have made great improvement and areas that have been particularly stubborn to change with strategies for action threaded throughout.
February 21st 1-2 p.m. - Community 1 CERP
Baby Cafe USA with Lucia Jenkins
What is a Baby Cafe? Learn about this amazing free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get support from specifically-trained staff and to share experiences with other moms. No appointment is needed and Baby Café sites are generally open at least once a week and offer refreshments, comfortable seating, and open-forum discussion. Some Cafes offer play areas for accompanying toddlers. Locations vary from church halls, community rooms and soup kitchens to WIC clinics and hospitals. Some Cafés welcome male partners, and all Cafés welcome female supporters. Join us for this webinar and be inspired!
March 28th 1-2 p.m. - Clinical
"Why Breastfeeding?"…for Pediatric Offices with Dr. Paula Schreck
Dr. Schreck will discuss WHY breastfeeding should be promoted as a public health initiative and the role pediatric providers play in this promotion. The presentation will outline HIGH IMPACT BEHAVIORS—effective and efficient actions that pediatric providers can take immediately to create a breastfeeding friendly pediatric practice environment.
Previous Webinars: (2016)
January 19 - Clinical
February 16 - Community
March 15 - Clinical
April 19 - Community
May 17 - Clinical
June 21 - Community
July 19 - Clinical
Outside Indiana: Michigan's Sparrow Hospital Continuum of Breastfeeding Care-Prenatal-Inpatient-Postpartum
September 20 - Clinical
October 18 - Community
Snapshots in Disparity Moms in Prison and Cultural Disparities
November 15 - Clinical
How to Make a Milk Lab
Megan Glen, BS, Manager Enteral Feeding Program at
December 13 - Community
Hear the story of how the Monroe County Breastfeeding Coalition navigated the process of founding a not-for-profit corporation recognized by the state and federal government. This allowed them to set up a free bank account, apply for grants, qualify for services, and receive donations. They are not experts on forming not-for-profits, and you don’t need to be either! "We were surprised to find it wasn’t as intimidating, complicated, or time consuming as we initially thought." In this
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