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W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Henry Ford Health System





Friday October 2, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Henry Ford Hospital Buerki Auditorium 
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202

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Hotel St. Regis

3071 W. Grand Boulevard

Detroit, MI 48202


Register by phone for discount.

RSVP by Sept. 1, 2015 for discount.

Rate: $109 with Discount Code: BMBFA

Check In: October 1st

Check Out: October 2nd

La Musique: full restaurant inside

Shuttle service is provided to the Seminar.


$99 Early Bird postmarked by August 14, 2015

$129 Regular postmarked by September 18, 2015

$149 Onsite ONLY after September 18, 2015


10% Discount for 2015 Friends of BMBFA.  During checkout become a Friend of BMBFA.  Friends only enter Promo code: 2015FRIEND

  • Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund is 9/18/15. 
  • Registration is non-transferable. 

About Continuing Education Credits

Applications for Continuing Education Credits include: IBCLE, RD, RN, CHES & LMSW/LBSW. Continuing education credits granted only for complete attendance.  Attendees may self-apply for ACNM CEUs. All applications currently pending.


Jayne Jackson 
Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association 
800-313-6141 x3 

Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association presents...

6th National Seminar

"The Relationship of Place, Race and Breastfeeding on Pre-Term Birth Outcomes" 


Kiddada Green, M.A.T., Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Henry Ford Health System

Diana Derige, MPH, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Gayle Shipp, MS, RD, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Anjanette Davenport Hatter, LMSW, Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association


Ensuring Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the NICU, Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Diane Spatz

1) List 3 ways that human milk is a medical intervention for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) infants.

2) Describe the Spatz 10 step model for milk  and breastfeeding in the NICU.

3) Describe the process of transitioning mothers from being breast pump dependent to directly feeding their infants at the breast.

A Collaborative Approach to Infant Feeding in the NICU: Occupational Therapists, SpeechTherapists, and Lactation Specialists Working in Tandem, Jada Wright, MS, OTR/L

Jada Wright The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be an overwhelming and intimidating place for parents and families. A collaborative team approach to infant feeding is an effective way to promote success in breastfeeding. Together the team, including an occupational therapist, speech therapists, and lactation consultants can address a variety of concerns involving the infant, the mother and the family circle of support.


Birth Outcomes: A Historical Perspective of Race and Place, Arthur James, MD

Arthur James

Racial disparity in birth outcomes is a national concern. Throughout this presentation we will use a historical lens to explore two significant factors and social determinants that impact birth outcomes: race and place. 


Communities Matter: Shifting the Conversation, Kimberly Seals Allers, MS

Kimberly Seals Allers For years we have directed our breastfeeding messaging to women, however study after study proves that women cannot successfully breastfeed without supportive environments. Men matter. Employers matter. Faith-based organizations  matter. This session discusses the folly of targeting women only, why we see mothers in backlash against this messaging; how we can rethink who is actually doing the breastfeeding and what we can do to take a community approach.


The Community-based Doula's Role in Decreasing the Rate of Preterm Births, Cynthia Jackson, B.S.

Cynthia Jackson A community-based doula connects with underserved pregnant women in their community and are specially trained to provide support during the critical months of pregnancy, birth and the early months of parenting.  Community-based doulas have a uniquely intimate connection with the community, providing peer-to-peer support and bridging cultural barriers in order to meet health needs and effectively reduce infant mortality.


Best Start for Preterm Babies: Human Milk, Barbara Robertson, BA, MA, IBCLC, LLL, RLC

Barbara Robertson This session will outline the potential options for human milk if mother's own breastmilk is not available. This session will differentiate the different types of human milk banks. The research on why human milk is so critical for preterm babies will also be explored.



Mammary Memes, Hakim Bellamy , M.A.

 Hakim Bellamy Utilizing the popularized Six Word Memoir Workshop, a micropoetry technique, to get participants to writing short, powerful pieces of poetry based on their work and experiences in Maternal Child Health. Part II of the workshop will include the sharing of fun/funny pop media images that we will then pair with some of the Six Word Memoirs to create a "meme" for them to use in efforts of promoting and pushing ideas on cyber space.

Normalize Breastfeeding, Vanessa Simmons

Vanessa Simmons  As we discuss place, race and breastfeeding in preterm birth outcomes it is important that we take a closer look at how these significant cultural aspects of maternal health literature are well represented, misrepresented, or not represented at all. With the use of professional photography and real life stories, you can engage your clientele and expand your reach with the intention to also impact and cause change within these communities.