This page lists upcoming Michigan Breastfeeding Network events as well as breastfeeding-related events and programs hosted by other organizations and coalitions. If you would like your organization's event listed, please email our Communications Specialist, Millie Pruchnic, at communications@mibreastfeeding.org with your event details and webpage link.

Monthly: Breastfeeding education webinar: Hosted by the Michigan Breastfeeding Network - cover a clinical or community topic each month and are presented by breastfeeding experts. The webinar event offers CERPs each month and continuing education for nurses on months with a clinical topic. A certificate of attendance is provided each month for dietitians and social workers. Please note that the webinar needs to be watched in ‘real time’ in order to receive CERPs or continuing education credit. Webinars are free of charge and offered the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00-2:00pm EDT. See list of webinars here

 

July 2017

10-14: The Center for Breastfeeding a major focus of Healthy Children Project, Inc is hosting the Lactation Counselor Training Course in Detroit : WHEN: July 10-14th. WHERE: Detroit, MI. Who should attend this training? Anyone who wants to obtain a strong, up-to-date, evidence-based foundation in breastfeeding knowledge and skills, and qualify for the national certification exam to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).'  You can register online at http://www.centerforbreastfeeding.org/Education.htm

11: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 7/11/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 4850311: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 7/11/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

11: Washtenaw County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 7/11/2017- 12pm WHERE: Briarwood Center for Women, Children & Young Adults- 400 E Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

12: Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 7/12/2017- 6pm WHERE: TBD

18: Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Tuesday July 18, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:30pm - (Third Tuesday of each month ) WHERE: TBD

19: St. Clare County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 7/15/2017- 6pm. WHERE: 3415 28th Street Port Huron, MI 48060 North Conference Room. Third Wednesday of every other month

 

August 2017

WEEKLY: Traverse City Breastfeeding Support Group WHEN: Meets Weekly - every Monday 3-4:30pm WHERE:  Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686.  Classroom D. This is a free, informal mom lead group facilitated by a Lactation Consultant.  In this non-judgmental atmosphere, all moms and babies are welcome, whether you are fully nursing, partially nursing, or exclusively pumping and bottle feeding.  A baby weigh scale is available. For additional information call 231-935-2591

08: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 8/08/2017- 2pm.  WHERE:   Burton WIC office

09: Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting WHEN: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 6pm WHERE: at Henry Ford West Bloomfield. Meeting Room details TBD. See more information here.

15: Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:30pm - (Third Tuesday of each month ) WHERE: TBD

15:Breastfeeding Webinar Great Lakes NetWORK Series - Safe Sleep – Clinical- WHEN: Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 1:00pm-2:00pm ET- (Third Tuesday of each month ). REGISTER HERE.

Description: Marji Cyrul, the MDHHS Breastfeeding Coordinator will explain how Michigan is combining breastfeeding and bed sharing research into their education of health professionals. Barb Himes, Program Director for First Candle/SIDS Alliance, will clarify the changes in the AAP 2016 statement and the conversational approach to education. Marji and Barb will role-play practical talking points for families such as inadequate milk supply, how to soothe a fussy baby, how to get a good night’s rest with the baby sleeping in your room, and what to do if you keep falling asleep while feeding your baby. 

Breastfeeding education webinars, hosted by the Michigan Breastfeeding Network, cover a clinical or community topic each month and are presented by breastfeeding experts. The webinar event offers CERPs each month and continuing education for nurses on months with a clinical topic. A certificate of attendance is provided each month for dietitians and social workers. Please note that the webinar needs to be watched in ‘real time’ in order to receive CERPs or continuing education credit. 
Webinars are free of charge and offered the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00-2:00pm. See list of webinars here



NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING MONTH EVENTS.

04: The Bay Area Breastfeeding Coalition- 16th Annual Breastfeeding Walk!: WHEN: Friday August 4, 2017  Sign in at 10am. Big latch on at 10:30am. Breastfeeding Walk at 11am WHERE: Bay City Community Center, 800 John F Kennedy Dr., Bay City, MI 48706 See Flyer Here.

04: Burton WIC Breastfeeding Shower to honor and support breastfeeding moms  WHEN: August 4th,  12-2 pm  WHERE: Burton WIC clinic., Burton , MI. Clients are invite-only. Send all RSVPed invitees (including names and phone number) to Sarah LaDuke (sladuke@gchd.us) by July 24th

04: Covenant HealthCare – Big Latch On WHEN: Friday August 5th at 10:30am. Please arrive 30mins before so we can register and settle everyone in. WHERE The Andersen Enrichment Center, Saginaw Michigan. See Flyer Here.

04: The Big Latch On! Jackson County Breastfeeding Coalition: WHEN: Friday August 4, 2017  10:30am-Please arrive 30mins before so we can register and settle everyone in. WHERE: JaxNaz Church - First Church of the Nazarene- 3905 Clinton Way, Jackson, MI See Flyer Here

04: Breastfeed Macomb - Breastfeeding Fun Fair in celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month! : WHEN: Friday August 4, 2017  11am-2pm WHERE: The Macomb County Resource Center  (formerly Washington Elementary), 196 North Rose, Mount Clemens, MI 48043. See Flyer here.

05: Breastfeeding on the Bluff 2017 Hosted by Berrien County Breastfeeding Coalition - WHEN: Saturday, August 5 at 10 AM - 11:30 AM WHERE:  Lake Bluff Park, St Joseph, MI 49085. The event will take place on the bluff, across from St. Joseph Public Library. Look for the signs pointing the way!  RSVP HERE.   See the Flyer HERE

05: Grand Rapids Big Latch On 2017 - WHEN: Saturday, August 5 at 10 AM - 11:30 AM WHERE: Briggs Park 350 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505 See More information here.

05: Metro Detroit Big Latch ON WHEN: Aug 17,  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM WHERE: Searls Fellowship Hall at Franklin Community Church, 26425 WellingtonFranklin, Michigan 48025 Facebook page HereRSVP Here   Website Here

05: Midland County Breastfeeding Coalition - Walk for Breastfeeding Awareness: WHEN: Saturday August 5, 2017  9:30am WHERE: Dow Diamond Stadium , Midland, MI. In Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week Midland County Breastfeeding Coalition Is Hosting a Walk for Breastfeeding Awareness Join us on August 5th at Dow Diamond. Registration, Decorating Strollers and Photos begin at 9:30am. At 10:30am we will walk to the Tridge area, and then return to Dow Diamond for prize drawings and snacks. See a printable flier here.

09: MDHHS WIC’s annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk .WHEN: Wednesday, August 9th, 201711:30am to 1:00pm WHERE : Capitol Lawn, 100 N Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933 .
MDHHS WIC’s annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, on the Capitol Lawn.  The time of the event is 11:30am to 1:00pm. There will be a group photo taken at 12:00 in front of the Capitol and the walk will begin from there at 12:10. See Flyer here. Everyone is welcome to attend and this flyer may be posted in any public area.  If you have any questions, email Hanna at thelenh1@michigan.gov. - See Flyer here.

09: Oakland County Breastfeeding-Friendly Place Awards – WHEN: August 9th at 10am. WHERE: 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328-2735. See more information here.

14: Meet Nurse Love -A National Breastfeeding Month Celebration: WHEN: Monday, August 14 , 6-9pm. WHERE: Nature's Playhouse, 703 Livernois, Ferndale, Michigan 48220 . See more information here.

19:  Breastfeeding Walk at Max Brandon Park. WHEN: August 19 th 10 am- 12 pm WHERE: Max Brandon Park , Flint, MI .

25-31: Black Breastfeeding Week: WHEN: August 25-31, 2017  

Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association is excited to announce the theme of this year's 5th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week. “BET ON BLACK:  Nourishing our families, communities and futures” See more here.

 

September 2017

WEEKLY: Traverse City Breastfeeding Support Group WHEN: Meets Weekly - every Monday 3-4:30pm WHERE:  Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686.  Classroom D. This is a free, informal mom lead group facilitated by a Lactation Consultant.  In this non-judgmental atmosphere, all moms and babies are welcome, whether you are fully nursing, partially nursing, or exclusively pumping and bottle feeding.  A baby weigh scale is available. For additional information call 231-935-2591

12: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 9/12/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

13: Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 5/13/2017- 6pm WHERE: TBD

14: Safe Sleep Conference: WHEN: 5/14/2017- 8:00 a.m.—4:15 p.m. WHERE: Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Marriott Hotel. Presented by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. "Join us as we work together to eliminate preventable sleep related infant deaths by sharing the most up-to-date information on the new Infant Safe Sleep guidelines and discuss innovative strategies to enhance community and family engagement." Learn more here.

19: Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Tuesday Septembe 19, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:30pm - (Third Tuesday of each month ) WHERE: TBD

20: St. Clare County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 9/20/2017- 6pm. WHERE: 3415 28th Street Port Huron, MI 48060 North Conference Room. Third Wednesday of every other month

 

October 2017

WEEKLY: Traverse City Breastfeeding Support Group WHEN: Meets Weekly - every Monday 3-4:30pm WHERE:  Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686.  Classroom D. This is a free, informal mom lead group facilitated by a Lactation Consultant.  In this non-judgmental atmosphere, all moms and babies are welcome, whether you are fully nursing, partially nursing, or exclusively pumping and bottle feeding.  A baby weigh scale is available. For additional information call 231-935-2591

10: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 10/10/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

10: Washtenaw County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 10/10/2017- 12pm WHERE: Corner Health Center/Public Health (TBD)

14: La Leche League of Michigan - 2017 Breastfeeding & Parenting Conference: WHEN: 10/14/2017- Starts at 8:30am. WHERE: Genesis The Church, 309 N Main Street, Royal Oak, MI  48067. Theme:  Living, LLLoving, and Learning. This conference is for Leaders, Leader Applicants, breastfeeding families, and health care professionals. Go to http://www.lalecheleagueofmichigan.org/event.html for more information! And be sure to visit and "Like" their Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/LLLMichigan/ See the Flyer here.

17: Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:30pm - (Third Tuesday of each month ) WHERE: TBD

20: Michigan Association of Lactation Consultants Annual Fall Conference - New Strategies & Perspectives with Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC WHEN: Oct. 20, 2017, 8 am – 4 pm. WHERE VistaTech Center, School Craft College Livonia, MI michiganassociationoflactationconsultants.org

 

November 2017

WEEKLY: Traverse City Breastfeeding Support Group WHEN: Meets Weekly - every Monday 3-4:30pm WHERE:  Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686.  Classroom D. This is a free, informal mom lead group facilitated by a Lactation Consultant.  In this non-judgmental atmosphere, all moms and babies are welcome, whether you are fully nursing, partially nursing, or exclusively pumping and bottle feeding.  A baby weigh scale is available. For additional information call 231-935-2591

08: Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN:11/08/2017- 6pm WHERE: TBD

14: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 11/14/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

15: St. Clare County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 11/15/2017- 6pm. WHERE: 3415 28th Street Port Huron, MI 48060 North Conference Room. Third Wednesday of every other month

21: Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Tuesday November 21, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:30pm - (Third Tuesday of each month ) WHERE: TBD

 

December 2017

WEEKLY: Traverse City Breastfeeding Support Group WHEN: Meets Weekly - every Monday 3-4:30pm WHERE:  Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686.  Classroom D. This is a free, informal mom lead group facilitated by a Lactation Consultant.  In this non-judgmental atmosphere, all moms and babies are welcome, whether you are fully nursing, partially nursing, or exclusively pumping and bottle feeding.  A baby weigh scale is available. For additional information call 231-935-2591

12: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 12/12/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

19: Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Tuesday December 19, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:30pm - (Third Tuesday of each month ) WHERE: TBD