Reports

Reports

Annual Report

It is with immense gratitude we share that the MIBFN 2021 Annual Report is now available. This would not be possible without the dedication and love of the MIBFN team, community collaborators, local breastfeeding supporters, and sponsoring partners who care so deeply about breastfeeding families throughout Michigan. We are so grateful to you and thankful for all the heart you bring to these efforts!

Community Building Reports

2022 Panoramic Doula NACCHO Blueprint Grant Report

We are so grateful to share the 2022 Panoramic Doula NACCHO Blueprint Grant Report in partnership with Panoramic Doula. Thank you to National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in their selection of Panoramic Doula for a FY22 Implementing the Continuity of Care (COC) Blueprint award. Through this award, Panoramic Doula was able to provide Indigenous family-centered care to families free of charge, educate other breastfeeding supporters through her Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars presentation, participate in a sexual assault/domestic violence training, and more. Thank you so much for your support.

Milk Like Mine UWBCKR Seedings Grant Report

The Milk Like Mine UWBCKR Seedings Grant Report is now available in solidarity with Milk Like Mine. This capacity to grow would not have been possible without the support of United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region. Through their generosity, Milk Like Mine has been able to operationalize their efforts to center families, grow their team and capacity to serve, and focus on sustainability.

Mi Milk Collective Community Conversation Report

In solidarity with Mi Milk Collective, the Mi Milk Collective Community Conversation Report is now available. This report was based on a crucial conversation amongst male expert participants to discuss their birth and breastfeeding experiences, including barriers and opportunities. We are so grateful to the expert families, facilitators, and transcribers for sharing time and space with us. This opportunity was made possible by a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

“Reviving the Village” YOLO Report

We are thankful to share the “Reviving the Village” YOLO Report in solidarity with YOLO Lactation and Doula Services. This partnership prioritized the education and training of Flint-based, Black lactation supporters to provide the families in their community with skilled, accessible, culturally relevant care, as a model created by a Black, female-led organization for sustainability through mentorship, career opportunities, and community-driven solutions. Thank you so much to the Flint Kids Fund and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for your $75,000 grant in support of this work.

Milk Like Mine Racial Equity in Breastfeeding and Immunizations Grant Report

In solidarity with Milk Like Mine, we are proud to share the Milk Like Mine Racial Equity in Breastfeeding and Immunizations Grant Report. This project took place from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 with the goal of planning and implementing strategies that ensured greater equity and access to COVID-19 vaccine by Black and Indigenous families with young children who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. A special thank you to United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region for their $5,000 in support of this work.

Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color Racial Equity in Breastfeeding and Immunizations Report

We are so grateful to share the Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color Racial Equity in Breastfeeding and Immunizations Report. This project took place from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 with the goal of planning and implementing strategies that ensured greater equity and access to COVID-19 vaccine by Black and Indigenous families with young children who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. A special thank you to United Way for Southeastern Michigan for their $20,000 in support of this work.

#NoMomLeftBehind Fundraising Campaign Recap Report

Families in Flint still do not have access to clean water. Yet, many Flint families are still having to choose between providing human milk for their infants/young children and working to support their families. In spite of systemic barriers, community-based organizations like YOLO Breastfeeding are working within their community to integrate solutions to help support breastfeeding families amidst systems, like the workplace, that are not built for breastfeeding success. We worked alongside YOLO Breastfeeding on a fundraising campaign where the proceeds went to purchase breast pumps for working families in Flint. Thank you so much to everyone who donated.

YOLO Village Model Report

We are so honored to share, in solidarity with YOLO, the YOLO Village Model Report. Thank you to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint Flint Kids Fund, for investing in this work and to YOLO families and community partners for. We are deeply grateful.
 

FY21 CORE Cohort Report

We are grateful to share the FY 2021 CORE Cohort Report. The cohort is currently composed of 12 Black and Indigenous breastfeeding supporters and organizations who have chosen collaboration over competition. We were initially awarded mini-grants through MDHHS and Michigan Breastfeeding Network to advance our work, centering Black and Indigenous families in the reclamation and restoration of traditional birth and breast/bodyfeeding practices that have sustained our families for centuries. Our work is initially focused in the areas of COVID-19, young mothers and fathers, and child care. We work collaboratively in sisterhood (not cis-terhood) to network, incubate, take action, and achieve outcomes in solidarity with the families in our communities.

#InvestInDetroitBreastfeeding Report

Breastfeeding is medicine. SEMI’s members know this, and despite not receiving personal protective equipment (PPE), continued serving Detroit families. In the face of these dangers, we put together a peer-to-peer fundraiser to help get them the tools they needed to continue serving families in Detroit. We asked for your help to ensure that the families of Detroit could continue receiving lactation education, accessing lactation support, and providing human milk for their children during this emergency. SEMI needed PPE, sanitation items, lactation supplies, and monetary contributions to support lactation providers on the front line and ensure that they could continue to serve families in Metro Detroit. We are so thankful to all of the generous donors! Your investment in Detroit families during the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to save lives. Thank you so much for your contribution to the #InvestinDetroitBreastfeeding Fundraising Campaign. Thanks for all you do to support breastfeeding families! 

MIBFN 310 Connect Flint Report

What an abundance of listening, learning and growing these past four years have been – the highs and the lows, and everything in between. It’s been a true honor for MIBFN, humbly leaning into the pivot during these challenging times, to work alongside so many powerful leaders in Flint. We are full of gratitude to share this report with you and have found ourselves filled with emotion in putting this together, finding only one word that seems fitting enough to describe it all: Resilience. We are humbled to have the opportunity to share the remarkable work that has and continues to occur with Flint families at the center and specifically Black families at its core. We are incredibly grateful to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for their commitment, dedication, and trust. The continued investment into the work of Black-led, community-based organizations is seen, deeply appreciated and is shifting the paradigm of leadership.

MIBFN 310 Connect Calhoun County Report

It is with this gratitude that we share the 310 Connect Calhoun County report with you, in hopes that you may experience the deep sense of community that we have been so thankful to have learned from over the years, and for many years to come. This project began as a coalition of folx hoping to bring about awareness and change in several systems that impact breastfeeding families, which included maternity care, child care, normalization, and workplace. Data supports that most families want to breastfeed. However, due to systemic racism, oppression, and significant barriers to access, families oftentimes are unable to reach their individual breastfeeding goals. So, what began with ideation, and painting the town with clings, shifted to financially supporting Black women-led organizations doing birth and breastfeeding work in Battle Creek, who reflect the community that they serve, being equitably compensated to do what they do best – serve. The answers have always been in the community.

Advocacy Reports

FY 2021 Local Breastfeeding Supporter Meeting Report

It is with immense gratitude that we share the FY 2021 Report on the MIBFN & Local Breastfeeding Supporters fund. We are deeply grateful to the Local Breastfeeding Supporters for sharing this space with us and also to Michigan WIC for continued financial support. We look forward to working together throughout the coming year.

To view the monthly Local Breastfeeding Supporter Meeting recap reports, click here and navigate to the “Meeting Recap” tab.

2020 Community Conversation Reports

In 2020, we were able to collaborate with Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color in Detroit;  YOLO Breastfeeding in Flint; Milk Like Mine in Battle Creek; and SHINE Breastfeeding Club in Benton Harbor and held Community Conversations in these four communities.

In gratitude for the families who shared so much of their time and expertise, and in our commitment to investing locally in every aspect of our efforts, each family received a well-made meal from a local, Black-owned catering company, to share with their family members and sustain them throughout the day.

One outcome of these crucial conversations was the creation of an equity-focused, community-driven report.  Most importantly, they are for use by the people and organizations who worked together to create them and will support their efforts in shifting the paradigms of leadership and breastfeeding support services where they live and work. We are so honored that the families generously shared their permission with MIBFN to use and publish these reports.

2020 Reports:

Education Reports

2021 Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars Annual Report

The 2021 Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars Annual Report is available now. Our education efforts are informed by listening and learning how to better meet the needs of learners, presenters, and sponsoring partners on the Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars. Based on this, in 2021, we were committed to increasing accessibility, expanding continuing education offerings, along with providing consistent and free access to equity-focused education each month. We are grateful to offer the Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars free of charge to participants as part of our partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Health and Wellness with support provided by Ohio Department of Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Illinois Department of Public Health, Minnesota Department of Health, Connecticut Department of Public Health WIC Division, and Tyler Rigg Foundation.

To view the monthly Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars reports, click here and navigate to the “Webinar Reports” tab.

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