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Friday May 24, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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St John Hospital and Medical Center, Auditorium 
22101 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI 48236

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Fee Schedule

$99    Early Bird Special Postmarked by 4/1/2013
$129  Regular Postmarked by 5/10/2013
$149  Onsite after 5/10/2013                                 LUNCH INCLUDED!!!

Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund is 5/10/13.

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"Loved presentations!"

"Very educational!"

"Innovative, motivate and inspiring!!!"

Event Contact

Kiddada Green, Founding Director
Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association 
800-313-6141 ext. 2

Contact us for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accomodations.

Supported By

WK Kellogg Foundation

Sponsored By

St. John Mother Nurture Project

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Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association presents...

4th Annual National Seminar

"Innovations in Breastfeeding Support"

Applications for Continuing Education Credits include: IBCLE, RD, RN & SW.
Attendees may self-apply for ACNM. Continuing education credits granted only for full-day attendance.

The 4th Annual Seminar is a conference including a plenary, keynote presentation and lecture sessions from some of the most notable experts in the field of lactation, to inform healthcare professionals on innovative solutions that address the cultural road blocks in breastfeeding support for African Americans.

Keynote Speaker
Allison Benjamin, RN, IBCLC-RLC, Harlem Hospital, Harlem, New York
Road to Baby-Friendly in a New York City Hospital                                                                                    Objectives: 1) identify methods of overcoming cultural barriers of patients when implementing the steps of baby-friendly hospital initiative, 2) list three challenging steps to overcome when becoming a baby-friendly hospital in an urban community, 3) describe the roles of hospital staff and administration in becoming a baby-friendly hospital, and 4) list ways that a baby-friendly hospital provides support and education, prenatal and postpartum.

Plenary Address
Beth Eggleston, MS, RD, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, MI
Bridging the Gap: Facilitating Breastfeeding Support in Diverse Communities
Objectives: 1) Explain the current breastfeeding rates in Michigan and why disparities exist, 2) state why the early post-partum period is a critical period to reach new mothers and infants in regards to breastfeeding, and 3) list five main partners and activities of the CDC Breastfeeding Supplemental Grant.

Featured Speakers & Presentations
Kiddada Green, M.A.T., Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association, Detroit, MI
Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club                                                                                                              Objecitves: 1) Identify procedures related to organizing a breastfeeding support group, 2) list factors that contribute to the sustainability of a breastfeeding support group, and 3) classify the key factors that make Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club a successful breastfeeding support group.

Paula Schreck, MD, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, MI
St. John Mother Nurture Project: Breaking the Mold of the Hospital-Based Program                             Objectives: 1) Identify the components of the St. John Mother-Nurture Project, 2) identify the community-based extension of the Mother Nurture Project, 3) compare and contrast the Mother Nurture Project to traditional hospital-based programs, 4) demonstrate strategies to link hospital and community programs in their community, and 5) identify advantages of community-hospital partnerships.

Sade Moonsammy-Gray, B.A., & Kathleen Logan, RN, CPNP, IBCLC, Community of Hope Family Health and Birthing Center, Washington, D.C.
Family and Lactation Services Program: Integrating Breastfeeding Support into a Full Scope Practice Objectives: 1) Describe breastfeeding disparities, 2) describe the Family Hope and Birthing Center’s model of breastfeeding support for low income African American women, 3) describe how a patient-centered approach supports the African-American community, and 4) list steps to a sustainable breastfeeding support program.

Leila Abolfazli, J.D., National Women's Law Center, Washington, D.C.
What Women Stand to Gain from the Affordable Care Act: Breastfeeding & Beyond                             Objectives: 1) Identify the gains for women in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 2) Identify the provisions in the ACA specific to breastfeeding, and 3) describe how women can get coverage of breastfeeding support and supplies and how they can have a space to pump at work.

Meet our Speakers:

Left to Right (B. Eggleston, A. Benjamin, L. Abolfalzi, K. Green, P. Schreck, S. Moonsammy-Gray, K. Logan)

Beth Eggleston Alison Benjamin Leila Abolfazli


Founding Director, Kiddada Green Paula Schreck2  Sade Moonsammy-Gray  Kathleen Logan