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: Great Lakes NetWORK Series - Breastfeeding Education Webinars Hosted by MIBFN- Breastfeeding education webinars, presented 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 Click here to learn more and register for the next webinar.

 

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

11; La Leche League of Jackson – Monthly gatherings for Breastfeeding Mothers. WHEN: 2nd Mondays - Monthly at 7pm  WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson 49201. See the Flyer Here. Follow them on FACEBOOK!

12: MIBFN Regional Quarterly Network Meeting WHEN: 9/12/2017- 9:30am -3:30 PM WHERE: Grace Health in Battle Creek, Michigan. RSVP HERE.

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

19:  Great Lakes NetWORK Series - Breastfeeding in the NICU- Improving breastfeeding practices and support in the NICU - Clinical. Speaker: Dr Lia Faase, MD, Neonatologist, St Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka, IN. Topic: Improving breastfeeding practices and support in the NICU. WHEN: 1:00-2:00pm  Register Here.

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

09: La Leche League of Jackson – Monthly gatherings for Breastfeeding MothersWHEN: 2nd Mondays - Monthly at 7pm  WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson 49201. See the Flyer Here. Follow them on FACEBOOK!

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

13: La Leche League of Jackson – Monthly gatherings for Breastfeeding MothersWHEN: 2nd Mondays - Monthly at 7pm  WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson 49201. See the Flyer Here. Follow them on FACEBOOK!

13: 25th Anniversary Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference – WHEN: November 13, 2017 WHERE: East Lansing, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. See more information and Register Here

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

11:La Leche League of Jackson – Monthly gatherings for Breastfeeding MothersWHEN: 2nd Mondays - Monthly at 7pm  WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson 49201. See the Flyer Here. Follow them on FACEBOOK!

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