Summits

2018 Michigan MotherBaby Summit #7

Save the date! The 2018 Michigan MotherBaby Summit will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Atheneum Suite Hotel, 1000 Brush Street, Detroit MI.  The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Christina M. Smillie and her address is entitled, “Keep It Simple: What Mothers and Babies Already Know, How They Think, and Why This Matters.” Check out Dr. Smillie’s bio below.

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Christina M. Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM

Dr. Smillie is the Medical Director of Breastfeeding Resources in Stratford, Connecticut. When she founded this practice in 1996, it became the first private medical practice devoted to breastfeeding medicine in the United States. In 1971, she received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded a MD degree in 1977 from the University of California, Davis and completed her pediatric residency training from 1977-1980 at Waterbury Regional Department of Pediatrics in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Dr. Smillie has been a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) since its inception in 1996, and received ABM Fellow designation in 2002. She served two terms on ABM’s Board of Directors and currently is a member of the Health Advisor Council for La Leche League International.

Board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics in 1983, and by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners in 1995, Dr. Smillie values her continuing education from colleagues, research, and breastfeeding babies and their mothers.

Dr. Smillie speaks nationally and internationally about the clinical management of a wide variety of breastfeeding challenges, always stressing the role of the motherbaby as a single psychoneurobiological system, and emphasizing the innate instincts underlying both maternal and infant competence. She is the author of “Baby-Led Breastfeeding: The Mother Baby Dance.”

Background Information

Every maternity hospital in Michigan will be encouraged to send a health care team. Ideas for team 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 will be encouraged to send one Lactation Consultant.

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