2017 Missouri MotherBaby Summit: Moving Forward

The 2017 Missouri MotherBaby Summit was held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott, 3301 LeMone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia MO. 100 maternity leaders attended from 26 hospitals. We celebrated the 2 new “Show Me 5” hospitals and cut a cake for Barnes Jewish Hospital, the state’s newest Baby-Friendly designated maternity facility. 80% of the hospitals represented had Banned the Bags.

The Agenda

7:30-8:30am   Check-in/Registration

8:30-8:45 am   Welcome and Introductions (Diane Bibb)/Comments from DPH (K Mertzlufft)

8:45-9:45 am   State of the State: A Missouri Breastfeeding Update (B Philipp)

9:45-10:50 am  Keynote/The Sacred Hour: Uninterrupted Skin to Skin Immediately After Birth (R Phillips)

10:50-11:10 am Break

11:10-12:05 am   Making Change Happen (G Combs)

12:05-12:35 am   Teaching in 30: Safe Implementation of Baby-Friendly Steps 4, 7, and 10 (B Philipp)

12:35-1:20 pm   Lunch

1:20-2:30 pm Conversation Cafe (11 Cafes: Rooming-In, Skin-to-Skin in the OR, The Pacifier Predicament, Banning the Bags, Getting Nurse Buy-In, Meeting Breastfeeding Education Requirements, What About Supplementation, Prenatal Education, Providing Outpatient Support, Using Neonatal Glucose Gel, Becoming a Missouri “Show-Me 5” Hospital)

2:30-3:30 pm   Sharing Success (Moderated by Lisa Schlientz)  1. Wee Pump (Ginny Combs, Boston Medical Center)   2. Skin To Skin after C Section (Women’s and Children’s Hospital)   3. Pacifiers (Natalie Havelock, Fitzgibbon Hospital)

3:30 pm   Evaluations and Adjourn

Guest faculty included:

  • Dr. Raylene Phillips, a California neonatologist, spoke on, “The Sacred Hour: Uninterrupted Skin to Skin Immediately After Birth.”
  • Ginny Combs, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Nurse Manager of the Mother Baby Unit at Boston Medical Center, a Baby-Friendly designated hospital since 1999. Ms. Combs shared her experience on implementing change in the maternity setting.

Background Information

Every maternity hospital in Missouri was encouraged to send a health care team. Ideas for team members included: 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 was encouraged to send one Lactation Consultant.

Evaluations — just a few:

  • Absolutely fabulous! Thank you!
  • Love, love, loved the implementing change topic.
  • Everything was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed the entire Summit.
  • Amazing conference. Very informative and interesting!
  • The speakers were wonderful.
  • Overheard: “I’ve got so many notes, I can’t wait to get back to our council to share.”
  • Loved it! I am feeling more inspired!
  • Everything was great! Loved hearing from other hospitals. No reason to re-invent the wheel.
  • Ginny Combs was fantastic. She provided great information on how to inspire a culture of change.
  • Dr. Philipp, Dr Phillips and Ginny Combs were phenomenal speakers!
  • Thank! It was a great day.
  • Awesome speakers and topics! Great resources to apply to practice for real changes to occur. I wish this was 2 days long.

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