Bella Breastfeeding: Provider Training
If your hospital is on the journey to Baby-Friendly designation and your providers (MDs, CNMs, NPs, PAs) are looking for a course to fulfill the three-hour training requirement, check out Bella Breastfeeding: Provider Training on OPENPediatrics (www.openpediatrics.org). The learner needs to first register with OPENPediatrics, and then, once in the course library, search for “bella.” With completion of a few more questions, the course will begin. The course consists of 15 video modules (4-10 minutes in length), each with a pre-test and a post-test. At the completion of the course, and with a score of >80% on the post-tests, a certificate of completion can be printed. Thanks to the support of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the course is free.
Michigan’s 8th MotherBaby Summit was held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Atheneum Suite Hotel, 1000 Brush Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Lauren Hanley, MD, FACOG, FABM, IBCLC gave the keynote address on: “Marijuana during Pregnancy and Lactation: High Time for a Review.”
Dr. Lauren Hanley is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. In 2000 she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Brown University/Women and Infants’ Hospital. She then joined the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she practices Obstetrics, Gynecology and Breastfeeding Medicine, and is also the Medical Director of Lactation.
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The 2019 Missouri MotherBaby Summit was held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott, 3301 LeMone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri. Staff from 35 of the state’s 63 maternity facilities attended. Missouri’s Baby-Friendly and Show Me 5 designated hospitals were recognized.
Dr. Elisha Wachman, a neonatologist from Boston Medical Center (BMC), gave the keynote address entitled, “Rethinking How to Help Opioid Exposed Infants and their Families.”
We were delighted to have this nationally-recognized expert with us for the day.
Dr. Wachman is the leader behind dramatic changes in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome care at Boston Medical Center including discontinuation of the Finnegan scale and initiation of the Eat, Sleep Console (ESC) tool. The BMC Mother Baby Unit now uses non-pharmacologic care (non-pharm care) as first line treatment, safety huddles to enhance communication, and works hard to encourage breastfeeding. Dr. Wachman shared criteria used to determine if breastfeeding is a safe feeding option and how a Cuddler program was started.
PDSA cycles discussed including: