2019 Massachusetts MotherBaby Summit: Celebrate!

The 2019 Massachusetts MotherBaby Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Topics to be covered include: a look at how Massachusetts ranks for infant feeding, rooming-in, supplementation, and the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Guest speakers include Dr. Lauren Hanley and Trish MacEnroe.

Dr. Lauren Hanley, MD, IBCLC, FACOG, FABM

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.

She lives in Somerville, MA with her husband and 2 daughters.

Trish MacEnroe, BS

Ms. MacEnroe is the Executive Director of Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. and Chair of the International BFHI Network for Industrialized Nations. She is the former chair of the New York State (NYS) Breastfeeding Coalition and the WIC Association of NYS.

Since assuming leadership of Baby-Friendly USA in 2009, Trish led reorganization efforts of the Baby-Friendly designation process and created tools to assist facilities pursuing designation. She also revamped the re-designation process and implemented an annual Quality Improvement program for designated facilities. This entails ongoing monitoring of facilities to ensure maintenance of standards.

The percentage of babies born in Baby-Friendly facilities has steadily increased, going from 8.1% in 2014 to 16.2% (2015) and 27.7% (March 1, 2019). Currently 1 million births are occurring in approximately 500 Baby-Friendly designated maternity facilities.

Previously, Trish worked for the WIC program, most recently as Director of the NYS WIC Training Center, and oversaw development of training programs for all aspects of a comprehensive system to certify and issue benefits to WIC participants and to provide program management information.

Trish received her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Rhode Island.


Registration is now closed.  We are expecting a full house of maternity leaders. If questions, contact


7:15-8:15 am      Check-in/Registration

8:15-8:30 am     Welcome and Introductions

8:30-9:30 am     State of the State: Strike UP the Band (B. Philipp, MD)

9:30- 10:30 am  Pregnancy, Lactation and Marijuana: High Time for a Review (L. Hanley, MD)

10:30-10:50 am  Break

10:50-11:50 am   Baby-Friendly Update (T. MacEnroe, Executive Director, Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.)

11:50 – 12:10 pm  Sharing Success #1: Early Bloomer Program, Boston Medical Center

12:10-1:10 pm      Lunch

1:10-1:30 pm        Sharing Success #2: Collaborating for Success, Southcoast Health System

1:30-3:00 pm       Conversation Cafe

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

3:45                       Evaluations and Adjourn

Background Information

Every maternity hospital in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts on the Baby-Friendly D3 and D4 Pathway may send as many staff members as they like.

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