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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.
Upcoming MotherBaby Summits
2019 Massachusetts MotherBaby Summit #11: Celebrate!
–Wednesday, May 15, 2019
–DCU Center, Worcester MA
–Guest speaker: Lauren Hanley, MD speaking on Pregnancy, Lactation and Marijuana
–Guest speaker: Trish MacEnroe, Executive Director, Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.
The 2019 Massachusetts MotherBaby Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
We are excited to have two guest speakers this year.
Massachusetts obstetritician Dr. Lauren Hanley from Massachusetts General Hospital will speak on, “Pregnancy, Lactation and Marijuana: High Time for a Review.”
Trish MacEnroe, Executive Director of Baby-Friendly, USA, Inc., will give an update on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. She will also present the celebratory cakes to staff from our new Baby-Friendly hospitals.
More information about the upcoming Summit can be found by clicking the box below. You can also email questions to Conference Coordinator, Abby Pisegna: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Missouri MotherBaby Summit will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott, 3301 LeMone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri.
Dr. Elisha Wachman will deliver the keynote address on “Rethinking How to Help Opioid Exposed Infants and Their Families.” Dr. Wachman is a leader in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) quality improvement and research at Boston Medical Center and throughout Massachusetts.
Dr. Wachman is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her MD from the Boston University School of Medicine before pursuing her pediatric residency at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Children’s Hospital Boston. She then completed her neonatology fellowship at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. She is currently an attending neonatologist at BMC.
Dr. Wachman’s research primarily focuses on examining genetic and epigenetic predictors of NAS outcomes, including how maternal stress could impact NAS outcomes through epigenetic modifications. Her other primary research interests include breastfeeding in the setting of maternal substance use disorders and use of non-pharmacologic care to improve NAS outcomes.
Registration will open 2-3 months before the Summit. More information can be found by clicking on the box below.