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

 

April 2017

11: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 4/11/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

11: Washtenaw County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 4/11/2017- 12pm WHERE: Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor - 726 Brooks St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

24: Healthy Kent Breastfeeding Coalition meeting: WHEN: 4/24/2017- 11:30am-1pm. WHERE: basement level of the Kent County Health Department. The coalition meets on the 4th Monday of each month

 

May 2017

09: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 5/09/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

10: Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 5/10/2017- 6pm. WHERE: TBD

10: Building Bridges: Free, Breastfeeding Educational And Networking Opportunity: WHEN: 5/10/2017- 7:30 am – 11:30 am session OR 12:30 – 4:30 pm session. WHERE: Flint - Hurley Medical Center Merliss Brown Auditorium (main floor)The objective of this program is to promote collaboration between hospitals, the WIC Program and community partners in providing evidence based lactation support services to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates.For anyone who works with moms and newborn infants from pregnancy through two weeks postpartum. It provides 3.5 CEU for nurses, IBCLCs, dietitians and physicians. Click here for more information.

16: Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Tuesday May 16, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:30pm WHERE: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital (2333 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192). 

16: Breastfeeding education webinar. May 16th 1-2 p.m. - Clinical . Breastfeeding 101: Answers from an Expert with Dr. BarryDr. 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 answers directly from the listeners. Register

Monthly webinar event offers one hour of L-Cerp and continuing education credits for nurses and dietitians each month. Co-sponsored by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana WIC and St. Vincent Health. Webinars cover a clinical or community topic and will be presented by a breastfeeding expert. Webinars are free of charge and offered the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00-2:00pm. See list of webinars here

17: St. Clare County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 5/17/2017- 6pm. WHERE: 3415 28th Street Port Huron, MI 48060 North Conference Room. Third Wednesday of every other month

18:Breastfeed: Macomb! Coalition Meeting: WHEN: 5/18/2017- 11am. WHERE: 21885 Dunham Rd. Clinton Twp. MI 48036

 

June 2017

13: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 6/13/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

20: Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:30pm - (Third Tuesday of each month ) WHERE: TBD

20: Breastfeeding education webinar - A Look at Work-Family Policy and its Influence on Breastfeeding: WHEN:June 20th 1-2 p.m. 

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, continuation of their breastfeeding relationship depends on supportive workplace policies. This presentation will discuss access to paid family leave in the U.S., including state and national efforts to increase access. It will also explore nursing mothers’ workplace rights. Erin is a policy analyst at Indiana Institute for Working Families and is a passionate advocate for working families. Register here

Monthly webinar event offers one hour of L-Cerp and continuing education credits for nurses and dietitians each month. Co-sponsored by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana WIC and St. Vincent Health. Webinars cover a clinical or community topic and will be presented by a breastfeeding expert. Webinars are free of charge and offered the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00-2:00pm. 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

08: Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: WHEN: Third Tuesday of every month Next meeting 8/08/2017- 2pm.  WHERE: Flint Public Library - 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503

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 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: 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.

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.

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 futuresSee more here.

 

September 2017

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

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/

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

 

November 2017

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

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