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Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition 11th Annual Statewide Workshop and Meetin...

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RISE by Elevation

2200 Freeway Boulevard

Minneapolis, MN 55430

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Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition 11th Annual Workshop & Meeting

November 8 and 9, 2018

2018 Annual Workshop Agenda | November 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Refresh and Retool Your Lactation Skills

Topics to include:

  • Impact of Prenatal Colostrum Expression on Breastfeeding Self-efficacy and Exclusivity Rates, Anne Beckman, RN, IBCLC

  • Identifying Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces Using Appreciative Inquiry, Linda Kopecky, MPH and Pa Shasky

  • The Role of Rehabilitation Services in Infant Feeding Issues, Jessica Grittner, MS, CCC-SLP & Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, NTMTC, CBIS, CNT

  • Reimbursement and Licensure, Stephanie A. Rodriguez-Moser MPH, IBCLC, RLC, CPST-I & Joanne Wesley, BA, IBCLC, RLC

  • Inclusion and Support for LGBTQIA+ Families, Jenn Bourgoine, RN & Morgan Rock, RN

  • Breastmilk Use in Childcare, Amy Michael, M.Ed, panelists TBD

  • Clinical Cases Illustrating Support for LGBTQIA+ Families, Anna Brauch, CBS & Jenn Bourgoine, RN

Evening dessert reception, 7:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m.

2018 Annual Meeting Agenda | November 9 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Health Equity Journey: Strategies and Resources to Support Breastfeeding Families

Topics to include:

  • Place Matters: Unleashing the Power of Community to Shift Cultural Norms in Breastfeeding, Kimberly Seals Allers

  • Challenges & Opportunities in Rural Maternal Child Health, Kristin Wharton, RN, PHN, IBCLC

  • Understanding Breastfeeding in Hmong and Native American Communities, Takayla Lightfield

  • Worksite Human Milk Support and Culture Change – from Policy to Implementation, Lucie Cregeur & Thia Bryan, MA, IBCLC

  • Effects of Historical Trauma on Breastfeeding and Support, Jasmine Boudah, M.Ed

  • Statewide update, Triple H awards, + USBC Update, Stephanie A. Rodriguez-Moser, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, CPST-I & Desiree Ahrens, MA, IBCLC, CHWC

  • Advocacy in Breastfeeding

  • Using an Equity Mirror and Appreciative Inquiry to Build Your Coalition, Pa Shasky & Linda Kopecky, MPH

  • Shifting the Narrative: Rewriting the “Story” of Birth and Breastfeeding to Improve Outcomes, Kimberly Seals Allers

Hotel room block available at $109/night plus tax at RISE by Elevation (formerly DoubleTree Hilton Minneapolis North). Call 763-566-8000 and ask for Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition room block.
Continuing education credits for nurses, dietitians and lactation providers.


*Handouts and presentation slides will be available in early November for printing and download.*


What should I know before I register online?

If you are registering for a group, please include the email of each attendee so s/he can receive updates, information about handouts, etc.

Do I have to bring my printed registration to the event?

No, you do not need to have your printed registration.

Will there be a lactation space?

Yes, there will be a designated room for pumping. Please indicate on your registration if you will need a place to pump so we have enough room to accommodate all requests.

Will food be provided?

Continental breakfast and a lunch are included with registration for both the workshop and meeting with an optional dessert reception the evening of the workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are available until October 20, 2018. Contact Lisa Roberts at mnbfcevents@gmail.com.


Send to mnbfcevents@gmail.com.

Visit our Facebook page and mnbreastfeedingcoalition.org for updates on the event.

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