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 will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Atheneum Suite Hotel, 1000 Brush Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Lauren Hanley, MD, FACOG, FABM, IBCLC will give 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.
Dr. Hanley began studying and working in the field of lactation in 2005. In 2012, she completed her IBCLC and started a lactation practice at MGH where she sees mothers and babies with complex medical issues surrounding lactation. She is a founding member and the Chair of the National ACOG Expert Work Group on Breastfeeding. She recently authored the ACOG eModule on Breastfeeding and the most recent version of the ACOG Committee Opinion, “Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice.” She has been an active member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine since 2008 and became a Fellow of the ABM in 2017. She served as a member of the Board of the MA Breastfeeding Coalition from 2005-2015.
Dr. Hanley lectures in Massachusetts, the United States, and internationally regarding topics surrounding Breastfeeding Medicine. She is the ACOG representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee and has lobbied on Capitol Hill regarding the Affordable Care Act and Breastfeeding coverage. She served as a Co-Chair of MGH’s Baby-Friendly Task Force, which lead to designation in 2015. She recently joined the Medical Board of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Northeast.
Registration is open. More information can be found by clicking on the box below.
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:
We are looking forward to the 12th Massachusetts MotherBaby Summit to be held in the Spring of 2020. As plans come together, information will be posted here with more information available by clicking on the box below. Stay tuned!