Registration for the 2017 West Virginia MotherBaby Summit is now open. Topics to be covered include: Rooming-in, Delay the Bath, Quiet Time, Supplementation, Breastfeeding and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and the American Academy of Pediatrics-endorsed Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
This will be West Virginia’s third MotherBaby Summit.
Some evaluations from the 2013 Summit: “Wonderful! Thank you so much.” “Excellent.” “Excellent networking and inspiring.” “Very enjoyable day – great speakers – great topics.”
Feedback from the 2015 Summit: “Every session was excellent. My mind is going 100 miles per hour of changes we want and need to make.” “All speakers were excellent, wonderful topics and peer discussions were very productive. I got lots of new ideas to try. Thanks!”
The 2017 Massachusetts MotherBaby Summit: EatLocal was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
The Summit featured two keynote speakers. Dr. Raylene Phillips, a California neonatologist, spoke on “The Sacred Hour: Immediate Skin to Skin Holding after Birth.” Boston Medical Center neonatologist, Dr. Elisha Wachman, shared insights into, “Rethinking NAS: Helping Opioid-Exposed Babies and their Families.”
The audience applauded Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Emerson Hospital, the state’s newest Baby-Friendly hospitals. Ten Massachusetts hospitals are now Baby-Friendly designated and 15 are on the 4D Pathway.
The 2017 West Virginia MotherBaby Summit: Tackling the Ten Steps will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
The Summit will feature keynote speaker Paula K. Schreck, MD, IBCLC, FABM. Dr. Schreck is a pediatrician from the Detroit, Michigan area and an expert on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
More information about the Summit can be found by clicking onto the box below or onto the 2017 West Virginia Summit tab at the top of this page.