2019 Michigan MotherBaby Summit: Cut a Cake and Celebrate!

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

The Conversation Cafe segment of the Summit is always a favorite. The topics for teams to pick from this year are: 1) Think Inside the Box! Preparing for a Baby-Friendly Assessment or Reassessment; 2) Recreational Drugs and Breastfeeding; 3) Supplementation; 4) Nursing Staff Education and Engagement; 5) Safe Sleep in the Hospital and Beyond; 6) Rooming In Implementation; 7) Create a Feeding on Cue Culture; 8) Donor Milk Use on the Term Service; 9) Hospital, Clinic and Community: Equitable Access to Culturally Representative Skilled Lactation Services; 10) Equity and WHO Code Compliance: “Do No Harm”; and 11) Support at Discharge.


Registration is now closed.  We are expecting a full house of maternity leaders. 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  Take the mPINC Challenge (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: OA4 Community Meeting (M. Cyrul)

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 is encouraged to send a health care team of five members. Ideas for members of the team include: 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 are encouraged to attend and do not count as one of the 5. Hospitals in Michigan on the Baby-Friendly D3 and D4 Pathway may send as many staff members as they like.

Nursing and lactation consultant continuing education hours will be provided. CME credits will be provided.

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