Please forward this announcement to local coalition members and others in your community involved in childcare.
The child care provider plays an important role in supporting mothers who want to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. To address this, the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition is offering a $20 rebate to those who register and complete the Eager-to-Learn online training course, Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Programs.
This MN Child Care Resource and Referral Network approved course is designed for child care providers in both home and center-based settings. Inservice Hours and Continuing Education Units are available. The minimum class size is 10 or the course will be cancelled. Register at http://eagertolearn.org/
by January 3 to ensure the course will be held.
The rebate is being offered directly through the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition, not Eager-to-Learn, for this course only. MBC will reimburse those who attend upon receipt of a copy of the completion certificate. Contact Linda Dech, email@example.com if interested.
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Programs, Instructor: Holly Beckius
Chat Sessions: Tuesdays from 8:00-8:45 p.m. CST January 10, 17, 24 & 31
This course will introduce the importance of breastfeeding to children, mothers, and child care programs. Topics will include benefits of breastfeeding, risks of not breastfeeding, breastfeeding guidelines, and safe handling and storage of breast milk. Participants will identify ways for child care providers to support breastfeeding families. Participants will also learn strategies to improve breastfeeding promotion and support in both home and center-based child care settings.
By January 1, 2013, all of Kaiser Permanente’s 29 hospitals that offer maternal and child health services will be designated as Baby-Friendly, and/or participate in The Joint Commission’s Perinatal Core Measures program, which requires participating hospitals to report their rates of exclusive breastfeeding at discharge.
Public Health Law Center
Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota
The webinar link will also be made available on the Public Health Law Center website at www.publichealthlawcenter.org.
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Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota
PRESENTED by the Public Health Law Center
When: Tuesday, September 20, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CT)
Dr. Rachel L. Lynch, M.D., Pediatrician, Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Mayo Clinic
Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program (NHeLP) and Public Health Law Network
Juliana Milhofer, J.D., Pro Bono Attorney, Public Health Law Center
Moderator: Mary Uran, Program Coordinator, Public Health Law Network
On January 20, 2011, the U.S. Surgeon General put out a “Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding”. This “Call to Action” outlines the steps that families, communities, employers and health care professionals can take to remove some of the barriers faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.
The U.S. Surgeon General joins organizations such as the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee, in addressing the importance of breastfeeding. According to the World Health Organization, exclusive breastfeeding should occur for the first six months of life, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to two years or beyond. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a similar recommendation, stating that babies should be exclusively breastfed for about the first six months of life, and they should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby.
One of the places where nursing mothers will need the greatest support is also a place that stands as one of the greatest obstacles to breastfeeding – the workplace. This webinar will address the legal protections under both Minnesota and federal law that protect nursing mothers in the workplace. In addition, the webinar will highlight the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, infants, employers and our health care system overall.
Additional Information: To watch and listen to the presentation, you must follow two steps:
(1) Watch: Watch the PowerPoint slides and video by clicking here and entering the password “health.” Fill out your information.
(2) Listen: Then you have two choices to listen to the webinar:
The easiest way is to listen through your computer. After the presentation loads from the link above, an audio box will automatically pop up. Adjust your computer speaker volume as needed. OR
You also have the option of dialing in from your phone. If you choose to dial in, please click out of the audio box that automatically appears on your screen. Call 1-408-600-3600 and enter access code 660 263 626. It will then ask for your attendee ID number, but you do not need to enter it – just press the pound sign.
You can submit substantive questions for the Question and Answer period through the Q&A box on your screen. Please type your question and send it to the moderator.
If you have technical difficulties, please call WebEx Technical Support at: 1-866-863-3904.
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