2019 Michigan MotherBaby Summit: Cut a Cake and Celebrate!

The 2019 Michigan MotherBaby Summit was held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Atheneum Suite Hotel, 1000 Brush Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226.  Lauren Hanley, MD gave the Keynote address on “Marijuana during Pregnancy and Lactation: High Time for a Review.”  The agenda for the day is listed below. We were delighted that Lucia Jenkins, Executive Director of Baby Cafe USA, joined us for the day and facilitated an afternoon Conversation Cafe on Support at Discharge.

The Conversation Cafe segment of the Summit, as always, was well received. The topics for teams to pick from this year were: 1) Think Inside the Box! Preparing for a Baby-Friendly Assessment or Reassessment; 2) Recreational Drugs and Breastfeeding; 3) Supplementation; 4) Safe Sleep in the Hospital and Beyond; 5) Rooming In Implementation; 6) Create a Feeding on Cue Culture; 7) Donor Milk Use on the Term Service; 8) Hospital, Clinic and Community: Equitable Access to Culturally Representative Skilled Lactation Services; 9) Equity and WHO Code Compliance: “Do No Harm”; and 10) Baby Cafes – Support at Discharge.


The Summit is over.  If questions, please contact Brigitte Cornwell by email:


7:00-8:00 am    Check-in/Registration

8:30-8:15 am     Welcome and Introductions (P. Schreck, MD)

8:15-9:15 am     State of the State: A Michigan Breastfeeding Update (B. Philipp, MD)

9:15- 10:25 am  Keynote Address – Marijuana during Pregnancy and Lactation: High Time for a Review (L. Hanley, MD)

10:25-10:45 am  Break

10:45 -11:40 am  Update on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (P. Schreck, MD)

11:40 – 12:10 pm  Sharing Success #1: Peer to Peer Approach in the Outpatient Prenatal Clinic (K. Williams/L.Darby)

12:10-1:05 pm      Lunch

1:05 -2:35 pm       Conversation Cafe (Moderated by P. Schreck,MD)

2:35-3:00 pm       Sharing Success #2: Early Bloomers: Supporting the Late Preterm Infant

3:00-3:45 pm      Diving into Infant Formula (B. Philipp, MD)

3:45 – 4:00          Evaluations and Adjourn

Background Information

Every maternity hospital in Michigan was encouraged to send a health care team of five members. Ideas for members of the team included: Nurse Manager of Mother Baby, 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 team may include one Lactation Consultant. MD’s were encouraged to attend and do not count as one of the 5. Hospitals in Michigan on the Baby-Friendly D3 and D4 Pathway were encouraged to send as many staff members as they liked.

Nursing and lactation consultant continuing education hours were provided. CME credits were provided.

The Summit was supported by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.