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

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Upcoming Webinars


 

Tue, Dec 19, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Great Lakes NetWORK Series - Breastfeeding When There is Lead in our Water Supply

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Speaker: Eden Wells, MD, MPH, FACPM, MDHHS State Chief Medical Executive 

Description:  Many communities across the United States struggle with lead levels in their water systems. Exposure to lead has raised questions regarding the safety of initiating and continuing to breastfeed. Parents and care providers will learn the effects of lead exposure and how to reduce risk while continuing to breastfeed.


View Recordings of Past Webinars

2016 Breastfeeding Webinars (Hosted by IPN) 

January- June 2017 Breastfeeding Webinars (Hosted by IPN) 

July 2017 to Present Breastfeeding Webinars (Hosted by MIBFN)

 


Descriptions and Recordings of Past Webinars


Tue, November 21, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Great Lakes NetWORK Series - Promoting Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Practices Together in the Hospital and Community- Clinical

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Speakers: Dr. Emily Scott, MD

Description:  Maternity Centers work every day to promote safe sleep practices and exclusive breastfeeding. Both significantly impact infant mortality rates and the health outcomes of the newborn. Both exclusive breastfeeding and safe sleep practices are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, concerns have been raised that some practices that support the initiation of breastfeeding in the newborn nursery may lead to unsafe sleep practices and infant harm. Skin to skin care and “rooming in” have particularly been scrutinized for their safety. In this presentation, we will explore the AAP recommendations for safe sleep and breastfeeding. We will review literature on how both practices contribute to the prevention of infant mortality and improving health outcomes. We will discuss barriers hospital staff face in promoting these practices. We will review a recent AAP clinical report detailing how to practice breastfeeding-friendly care in the newborn nursery while maintaining a focus on safe sleep promotion.


Tue, October 17, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Great Lakes NetWORK Series - Support Group Development for Under-Served and At-Risk Populations - Community

Speakers: Jennifer Day IBCLC, CLS, CLE and Mary Machowicz RN BSN CLC.

Description:
In an effort to reduce disparities and increase breastfeeding rates, support groups are vital. The speakers will discuss components of effective community engagement while promoting key group facilitator skills for a successful and engaging breastfeeding support group that ensures group participation and retention. Registrants will be able to: describe at least 2 group facilitation tactics to improve support groups performance; and identify why each partner plays a significant role in the delivery of equitable access to peer and professional breastfeeding support and education.

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Tue, September 19, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Great Lakes NetWORK Series - Breastfeeding in the NICU- Improving breastfeeding practices and support in the NICU - Clinical

Speaker: Dr Lia Faase, MD, Neonatologist from St Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka, IN. 

Topic: Improving breastfeeding practices and support in the NICU.

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Great Lakes NetWORK Series - Safe Sleep - Clinical

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, 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 EDT.

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July 18th  1-2 p.m. - Clinical 

Breastfeeding: A Pharmacist Perspective 

With presenters Amy Lenell, Pharm.D, CLC and Veronica Vernon, Pharm.D. 

Both community practice and hospital pharmacists can make a big impact on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers through education, counseling and support of breastfeeding goals. This webinar examines the roles of community and hospital pharmacists as well as opportunities to collaborate with pharmacists to improve patient care.

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June 20th 1-2 p.m. - Community

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, 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.

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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 answers directly from the listeners.

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. One project is a Nursing in Public Toolkit and the other is a breastfeeding services interactive, searchable database. 

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January 17th  1-2 p.m. - Clinical 

2016  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.

 
Past mPINC focused webinars are always among the most popular, so mark your calendar. This webinar will be valuable as you prepare to complete the 2017 mPINC survey later this fall or early 2018. 

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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.   

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Previous Webinars: (2016)

January 19 - Clinical
NICU and Donor Milk: What You Need to Know

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February 16 - Community
Coalition to Community: Strategies and Skills for Creating Connection and Engagement 

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March 15 - Clinical
Tongue Tie and Lip Ties: Assessment, Care and Challenges

April 19 - Community 
Age As a Disparity: Reflections on a Pilot Project to Address Teen Breastfeeding in Schools

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May 17 - Clinical
Infection Prevention Tips & Breastfeeding

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June 21 - Community 
The Importance of Breastfeeding Support In the Childcare Setting 

July 19 - Clinical 
Tele-Health Services for BreastfeedingAugust 16 - Community

Outside Indiana: Michigan's Sparrow Hospital Continuum of Breastfeeding Care-Prenatal-Inpatient-Postpartum

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September 20 - Clinical
Journey to Baby Friendly: Lessons learned from the EmPower National Collaborative-St. Vincent Women's Hospital 

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 October 18 - Community

Snapshots in Disparity Moms in Prison and Cultural Disparities

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November 15 - Clinical

How to Make a Milk Lab

Megan Glen, BS, Manager Enteral Feeding Program at 
Riley Milk Lab will be sharing why they started a milk lab, their scanning system, their aseptic environment, recipes, and the overall process. The benefits will be obvious considering a Milk Lab is a GREAT idea! Of course, she'll also discuss the barriers they encountered along the way. 

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December 13 - Community
Coalition Complications and Non-Profit Solutions

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 presentation, Anne Marie Neeley, IBCLC and MaryAnn Martin, PhD, IBCLC will detail a basic flow chart for forming a small, not-for-profit organization like an Indiana County Breastfeeding Coalition. We encourage you to use this presentation as a way to understand the basic steps and know where to begin. They will provide information on finding free and low-cost support for organizing and running small not-for-profit organizations.

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