Breastfeeding Peer Update
Includes Continental breakfast, lunch and
Statewide Peer Update is an opportunity for peer counselors from across the state to come together and learn new information from a national recognized speaker, share best practices and network with other peers. This event is required for peer counselors.
There will be a networking Event held on September 16, 2019, the evening before the training, from 7pm-9pm. If you are attending the training, we would love to have you join us for the optional (BOLD) event. It will be a time to get to know the State WIC Breastfeeding staff including the Regional Lactation Consultants and a time for information sharing and fun. When registering, please choose the Networking Event as an option and we hope to see you there!
Upcoming Dates & Locations
September 17, 2019
Holiday Inn Flint - Grand Blanc Area
5353 Gateway Center
Flint, MI 48507
Registration coming soon!
Cultural Humility and Lactation Support
During this session we will provide an opportunity for participants to identify components of cultural humility and care. Discuss approaches to supporting families, particularly in underserved communities. We will discuss the importance of including communities being served when developing approaches or programs. Be able to determine current barriers to providing cultural humility care within your own practice or organization. This session will provide participants with an in-depth look at equity in breastfeeding support and how cultural humility can help to begin building bridges, trust, connect and heal.
World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)
Given the current barriers and inequities in breastfeeding outcomes across the US, it’s imperative that we look at how current policies, systems and structures are protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in the US. You will be able list 2-3 components of WBTi Assessment Tool. We will discuss the impact of the WBTi tool. Identify how the WBTi was used to assess the states across the US and locate US breastfeeding report. Recommendations for using this tool as an advocacy and collective action.
The full policy is available for you to read during the registration process under "Terms and Conditions" prior to submitting your registration.
Please Note: Due to flu season, we ask that if you experience any symptoms related to the flu, please stay home and do not attend the event. Contact MPHI either by phone or email if you will not be attending. To learn more about the flu and what you can do, please visit www.flu.gov or call (800) 232-4636.