Skilled Lactation Supporter Representation and Compensation Meeting

Skilled Lactation Supporter Representation and Compensation Meeting

When: October 11, 2022 from 9am-1pm EST
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Purpose/Goal of the Meeting: This is a working meeting among lactation consultants and supporters across Michigan who are both clinically skilled & community rooted. In this meeting, we will work towards diversifying and equitability compensating the field of lactation supporters by establishing a shared understanding of the current landscape and developing an advocacy strategy to change policy and practice. During this meeting, we are committed to:
  • Centering and respecting Black and Indigenous birth workers
  • Holding a true “working meeting”, there are no observers, only participants
  • Productivity and advancing the field
  • Amplifying the voices of community-rooted lactation supporters who are committed to advancing their clinical skills

Who should participate in this meeting? Clinically skilled & community rooted lactation care providers who directly serve families and are committed to advancing practice, through an explicitly anti-racist lens. Note, there is no credential requirement for participation in this meeting. 

Meeting Objectives: 

  • Sharing/getting on the same page pathways to clinical support – including opportunities and barriers – and how we can each be supportive in our respective professional journeys
  • Developing new pathways for clinical support that center Black and Indigenous birth workers and breastfeeding supporters
  • Matching future lactation supporters with potential mentors
  • Developing personal action items and sharing them with the group
  • Planning future collaboration representation as well as lactation supporter compensation and breastfeeding-supportive policy advocacy
Is continuing education available? Yes, the meeting is approved for 4 E-CERPs.
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(734) 365-6559

503 Mall Court #296

Lansing, MI 48912


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