Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars
Michigan Breastfeeding Network in partnership with YOLO Lactation and Doula Services present FREE Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars that launch on the third Tuesday of the month at 8am EST. Webinars are available to watch whenever and wherever for up to 1 year after the initial air date.
We are so excited to announce the transition to a new learning management system for the Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars, effective September 1, 2023. In alignment with our core values of listening and accessibility, learners have more power than ever in their learning experience! Participants will enjoy personalized access to a dashboard including all available on-demand webinars with freedom to watch whenever and wherever and will now have immediate access to the evaluation and continuing education certificates after webinar completion. You can view the GLBW Thinkific Transition FAQs here.
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Note: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) recognizes ACCME accredited self-studies (that offer CME contact hours) for CPEUs for registered dietitians.
Registration opens November 21st to watch whenever and wherever.
Special Panel Discussion: “Restorative Justice in the Birth and Breastfeeding Spaces” – register here
Panelists: Tameka Jackson-Dyer, BASc, IBCLC, CHW, CLE/S/C; Raeanne Madison, MPH; Shannon McKenney Shubert, MPH, CLC; and Tameka White, CLS
Description: A diverse panel of four birth and breastfeeding professionals. This panel will be a meaningful discussion with shared experiences and explore actionable steps toward creating more equitable and supportive birth and breastfeeding spaces to restore justice for families and professionals.
- Define restorative justice and how its absence impacts organizations and communities.
- Describe the ethical implications and challenges associated with applying restorative justice, emphasizing issues of power dynamics, inclusivity, and accountability.
- Discuss how to create environments conducive to restorative practices, including building trust, fostering empathy, and establishing safe spaces for dialogue.
- Address the importance of considering diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences within restorative justice frameworks, ensuring inclusivity and equity.
- Explore strategies for engaging communities and stakeholders in the implementation and acceptance of restorative justice practices.
Registration opens October 17th to watch whenever and wherever.
“Community, Equity, and Breastfeeding: The Parental View on Lactation and Community Support” – register here
Presenter: Ashley Strozier
Description: This presentation will discuss from a parent’s perspective the importance of equity and community in birth and lactation support. It will examine the parents’ experience and how the healthcare system impacts lactation and their experiences in gaps of care.
- Examine the equity issues that families face in lactation and the barriers to overcome them.
- Discuss gaps in care and what families need from providers to achieve their infant-feeding goals.
- Investigate how community resources impact health and lactation outcomes of families.
Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 nurse’s contact hour, 1 social work CE hour, 1 Community Health Worker CEU, and 1 Certified Health Education Specialist CECH until October 15, 2024.
Registration opens September 19th to watch whenever and wherever.
“Improving the Circle of Care in Lactation: Who’s Really to Blame?” – register here
Presenter: Shonte’ Terhune-Smith, BS, IBCLC, CLS, BD
Description: This presentation will examine standard prenatal and postpartum practices and how they continue to fail families by not providing collaborative and seamless delivery of lactation support.
- Define and describe continuity of care in breastfeeding.
- Understand why hospital systems are blamed in lactation care, provide examples on how to support these systems, and examine the role of community lactation supporters.
- Describe what an ideal system of lactation support looks like for families.
Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 social work CE hour, 1 Community Health Worker CEU, and 1 Certified Health Education Specialist CECH until September 17, 2024.
Registration opens August 15th to watch whenever and wherever.
“Human Milk and Cannabis Series: Support Not Stigma: Supporting Families who have Relationship to Cannabis” – register here
Presenter: Raeanne Madison, MPH
Description: This heartfelt discussion will encourage listeners to examine the biases and stigmas we may carry into our work as perinatal health professionals. We will examine the usage and histories of words and policies related to cannabis consumption and think about the implications for families who face multiple oppressions in American society.
- Describe the historical origins of the word “marijuana” in United States popular culture.
- List three ways that families in the perinatal period may engage with cannabis products.
- Describe the ways that perinatal health professionals can disrupt stigma against families in the perinatal period who may engage with cannabis products.
Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 social work CE hour, 1 Community Health Worker CEU, and 1 Certified Health Education Specialist CECH until August 13, 2024.
Registration opens July 18th to watch whenever and wherever.
“Fatherhood Empowerment: Beneficial for Everyone” – register here
Presenter: Reginald Day, CLC, CHW
Description: This presentation serves to address the benefits of father empowerment as it relates to: child development; birthing persons care and wellbeing; the healthcare system; and the father himself.
- Explore practical ways to engage fathers
- Learn how father involvement benefits the birthing person and the baby
- Discover how father involvement can actually strengthen healthcare outcomes and reduce costs
Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 social work CE hour, 1 Community Health Worker CEU, and 1 Certified Health Education Specialist CECH until July 16, 2024.
Registration opens June 20th to watch whenever and wherever.
“Human Milk and Cannabis Series: Interpreting Hale’s Guidance on Lactation and Marijuana, CBD Oils, and Other Non-Inhaled Marijuana Sources” – register here
Presenter: Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, BSN, MS, PhD
Description: Twenty-one states in the United States have legalized recreational marijuana. With the legalization of marijuana, there have been increased reports of postpartum use of marijuana with inconsistent hospital policies. Due to federal limitations, little research has been conducted on lactation and marijuana and other similar substances to guide lactation workers caring for lactating parents who use marijuana, CBD oils, and other non-inhaled marijuana sources. This webinar discusses marijuana policies, laws, and recommendations. We will break down the pharmacokinetics of cannabinoids and address Thomas Hale’s recent recommendations on lactation and marijuana.
- List policies, federal and state laws around marijuana and prenatal and infant testing.
- Understand the pharmacokinetics of cannabinoids in lactating parents and newborns.
- Identify gaps in research with marijuana and parent and infant health outcomes.
- Discuss recommendations and implications that support current evidence and professional policy statements.
Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 social work CE hour, 1 Community Health Worker CEU, 1 Certified Health Education Specialist CECH, and 1 CME until June 18, 2024.
Registration opens May 16th to watch whenever and wherever.
“The Michigan Prison Doula Initiative’s Approach to Lactation Support” – register here
Presenter: The Michigan Prison Doula Initiative
Description: The Michigan Prison Doula Initiative is the sole provider of doula care for prisoners in the state. This webinar offers a general look at perinatal support for prisoners in Michigan since the passage of policy directive 04.04.155. Included in this overview is a detailing of investments, hindrances, and ways the public can support the work. As with any discussion of doula care, there is also an emphasis on lactation support.
- Provide an overview of MPDI’s doula service provision for pregnant prisoners in Michigan
- Explain how lactation support comes into play within the perinatal doula support offered by MPDI
- Offer ways to support pregnant and lactating prisoners
Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 social work CE hour, 1 Community Health Worker CEU, 1 Certified Health Education Specialist CECH, and 1 CME until May 14, 2024.
Registration opens April 18th to watch whenever and wherever.
“Helping Parents Be Pros at Storing and Removing Breast Milk” – register here
Presenter: Keva Williams, CLS
Description: In this webinar, we will discuss best practices for the pumping and storing of human milk. We will learn why this topic is important in lactation counseling and how to navigate the conversation with our clients. By the end of the presentation, you will have gained confidence in these techniques and how to work with families on how to meet their human-milk feeding goals.
- Learn how to counsel families on the proper techniques for removal and storage of human milk
- Establish proactively with clients how best to prepare and approach employers, family, and/or daycare centers
- Identify what insurance companies and WIC agencies offer for parents who need a pump
Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 social work CE hour, 1 Community Health Worker CEU, 1 Certified Health Education Specialist CECH, and 1 CME until April 16, 2024.
Registration opens March 21st to watch whenever and wherever.
“Young Parents and the Importance of Breastfeeding” – register here
Presenter: Marketia White, MPA
Description: Parents of all ages deserve to have equitable access to achieve the best maternal health outcomes for their family. Unfortunately, young parents in marginalized communities tend to have exacerbated inequities due to lack of social support systems, resources, and knowledge surrounding birthing and parenting experiences. With breastfeeding being one of the most beneficial ways to feed, bond, and protect mom and baby from infant or/and maternal mortality, this presentation supports birth workers’ knowledge to properly equip and empower young parents with adequate breastfeeding support for them to be resilient in their own maternal health outcomes.
- Understand the increased statistical risks for poor maternal health outcomes for young mothers in marginalized communities.
- Examine the Walsh (2016) Family Resilience concept and its relevance to supporting the young families’ competence of breastfeeding.
- Explore best practices for equitably supporting young parents in lactation practices.
Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 social work CE hour, 1 Community Health Worker CEU, 1 Certified Health Education Specialist CECH, and 1 CME until March 19, 2024.