2018 Annual Meeting and Workshop

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Workshop:  Thursday, November 8, 2018

Annual Meeting:  Friday, November 9, 2018

See below for daily agendas and available handouts.

The MBC 11th Annual Workshop Agenda  

The following workshop presentation handouts are available to download. 

Impact of Prenatal Colostrum Expression on Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy and Exclusivity Rates  – Anne Beckman, RN, BS, IBCLC, Mayo Clinic Health System Red Wing

Identifying Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces Using Appreciative Inquiry – Linda Kopecky, MPH, Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition & Pa Shasky, St. Paul – Ramsey County Public Health

  • Video: A Learning Clip: Appreciative Inquiry
  • Handout: Using an Equity Mirror and Appreciative Inquiry to Build Your Coalition

The Role of Speech and Occupational Therapy in Breastfeeding Issues – Jessica Grittner, MS, CCC-SLP  & Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CBIS, NTMTC, CNT, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Increasing Equity and Access for Lactation Care through Reimbursement and Licensure – Stephanie A. Rodriquez-Moser, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, CPST-I, Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC) & Joanne Wesley, BA, IBCLC, RLC, Meeker Memorial Hospital & MBC

Inclusion and Support for LGBTQIA+ Families – Jenn Bourgoine, RN, Clinic Nursing/Operations Supervisor & Morgan Rock, RN – Gender Services Dept., Park Nicollet Clinics

Supporting Breastfeeding and Breastmilk Use in Licensed Childcare Settings – Peggy Cunningham, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Natasha Frost, JD, Senior Staff Attorney, William Mitchell Public Health Law Center; Amy Michael, Early Childhood Specialist, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH); & Gloria Vellinga, BS, RD, MDH

Clinical Lactation Support for Transgender Patients – Jenn Bourgoine, RN, Clinic Nursing/Operations Supervisor, Park Nicollet & Anna Brauch, BA, CBS, LLLL, La Leche League

The MBC 11th Annual Meeting Agenda

Keynote Address

Place Matters: Unleashing the Power of Community to Shift Cultural Norms in Breastfeeding – Kimberly Seals Allers, BA, MS, Director, Maternal & Child Health Communication Collective and author of The Big Letdown – How Medicine, Big Business & Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding (2017)

  • For more information about Kimberly Seals Allers visit her website.

The following Annual Meeting presentation handouts are available. 

Opportunities & Challenges in Rural Maternal Health – Kristin DeArruda Warton, RN, BA, PHN, IBCLC, Northland Breastfeeding Coalition

Understanding Breastfeeding in Hmong and Native American Communities in Minnesota – Tiffany Yang, Graduate Student in Public Health, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities & Takayla Lightfield, Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor, Health Educator, and Doula, Division of Indian Work, Indigenous Breastfeeding Coalition of Minnesota

Worksite Human Milk Support and Culture  Change – from Policy to Implementation – Thia Bryan, MA, IBCLC, Health Partners & Lucie Cregeur, BA, MBA, Best Buy

Breastfeeding Advocacy in Action: Leveraging Resources to Formulate Change – Des Ahrens, MA, IBCLE, NBE-HWC, Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Using an Equity Mirror and Appreciative Inquiry to Build Your Coalition – Pa Shasky, St. Paul – Ramsey County Public Health & Linda Kopecky, MPH, Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Healthy Babies . Healthy Families . Healthy Communities