To learn more about Quarterly Network Meetings, please visit www.mibreastfeeding.org/QNM
Meeting participants will:
Note: this is a working agenda and we will update it as more details are confirmed – stay tuned!
8:30am-9:00am: Sign-in & Light Refreshments
9:00am-9:30am: Welcome, Acknowledgement of the Land, and Opening Remarks: Vanessa Moon and Katie Pearson, Kalamazoo Breastfeeding Coalition & Shannon McKenney Shubert, Michigan Breastfeeding Network
9:30am-10:30am: Centered in Self, Together: Kama Tai Mitchell, Rootead
10:30am-11:00am: State of Michigan Breastfeeding Updates: Marji Cyrul, MDHHS WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator
11:00am-12:00pm: The Perfect Storm: Navigating Postpartum: Sokhna Heathyre Mabin, Healthy Babies Healthy Start
12:00pm-12:30pm: Networking Lunch and Local Announcements
12:30pm-1:30pm: Local Breastfeeding Champion Panel – The 4th Trimester and Beyond: Shifting the Paradigm of Support for Breastfeeding Families: Facilitator – Gi’Anna Cheairs, Michigan Breastfeeding Network
1:30pm-3:30pm: Where Do We Go From Here? A Facilitated Group Conversation: Facilitator – Kama Tai Mitchell, Rootead
3:30pm-4:00pm: Reflections and Evaluation: Gi’Anna Cheairs, Michigan Breastfeeding Network
For additional learning opportunities, please check out MIBFN’s Learning Resources page.
Quarterly Network Meetings are a team effort and we are thankful to these local organizations and individuals for their collaboration:
Where is the meeting? Our September QNM is in the Lawrence Education Center Auditorium at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
When is the meeting? The meeting is from 9am-4pm on September 19, 2019. Registration begins at 8:30am.
How much does the meeting cost to attend? Is parking included? The meeting is free to attend and complimentary parking will be available at and around the venue.
Am I able to bring my children and will I be able to express my milk at the QNM? Children are welcome and milk expression spaces are provided at all Michigan Breastfeeding Network events.
Is lunch provided? Light breakfast items and lunch will be provided free of charge to registrants.
Does the meeting offer continuing education? We plan to apply for 2 CERPs for the meeting. If approved, CERPs will be distributed via email after the meeting to QNM attendees who complete the post-QNM evaluation in its entirety.
We value your feedback and input. If you are able to join us for this QNM, you can share your feedback after the meeting here. This evaluation will be open until Friday, September 27th at 5pm EST. CERPs/Certificates of Attendance will be distributed to those who attended the meeting and requested them on the evaluation within 2-3 weeks of the QNM.