Registration is now open for the 2017 Massachusetts MotherBaby Summit: Eat Local

The 2017 Massachusetts MotherBaby Summit: EatLocal will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

The Summit is for Maternity Unit staff from hospitals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. If you would like the registration link, please contact:

The Summit will feature two keynote speakers.

Dr. Raylene Phillips, a California neonatologist, will speak on Skin to Skin: The Sacred Hour. Dr. Elisha Wachman, a neonatologist at Boston Medical Center, will share groundbreaking research she is leading on babies exposed to opioids.

Background Information
Every maternity hospital in Massachusetts and New Hampshire is encouraged to send a health care team of up to 5 staff members. Ideas for members include: Nurse Manager of Well Baby, Nurse Manager of Post Partum, Medical Director of Well Baby, Nurse Manager of Labor and Delivery, Medical Director of Labor and Delivery, Nursing Director of Maternal Child Health Service, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Staff Nurses, Charge Nurses, Quality Improvement Specialists, Clinical Educators. Each hospital may send one Lactation Consultant. Any MD does not count towards the 5 total. (Why is that? The Summit is a great opportunity for doctors to learn about lactation medicine.)

Thanks to the generous support of the W.K.Kellogg Foundation, there is no charge for admission.


img_4811The Summit will begin with Check-in and Registration from 7:15 am to 8:15 am. Welcoming remarks will start sharply at 8:15 am. The activities will adjourn at 4 pm with the submission of evaluations.

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Look who’s coming so far

Massachusetts Maternity Facilities: Anna Jaques Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth, Boston Medical Center, Cape Cod Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Emerson Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Harrington Memorial Hospital, Health Alliance Hospital, Heywood Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Lawrence General Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, MetroWest Medical Center, Morton Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, UMass Memorial Hospital

New Hampshire Maternity Facilities: Alice Peck Day Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Parkland Medical Center, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Wentworth Douglass Hospital

And: MA Department of Public Health, MA WIC Breastfeeding Coordinators, New England Mothers First, NH Ten Steps Project Coordinator, USDA-Food and Nutrition Service