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Writing Breastfeeding Friendly Medical System Policy | October 11, 2022

Join Breastfeed Durham and Dr. Annie Dotson, M.D., Duke Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, on October 11, 2022, at 12pm (noon) to discuss creating chest/breastfeeding friendly healthcare policies.  October 11 at 12 PM Register (Note: This event is scheduled during the regular 2nd Tuesday Breastfeed Durham community meeting, October 11th at noon. All …

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2022 Breastfeeding Stories

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month Breastfeed Durham joined Stephanie Amekuedi and Amber Crews as they share their stories. Most stories can’t be told all in one go. Rather, they are built bit by bit, piece by piece – gaining meaning and depth through their unfolding. The same can be said for our breastfeeding stories. …

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NC Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report

The NC Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report has been posted. North Carolina has a long-standing history of reviewing pregnancy-associated deaths. The ultimate goal of the North Carolina MMRC is to apply information gathered during pregnancy-related death reviews to devise recommendations and strategies aimed at preventing pregnancy-related deaths in our state. Based on reviews of 2014-2016 …

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Recharge Our Batteries

Take a moment to release the oxytocin and recharge as a community advocate. After attending the United States Breastfeeding Committee Conference in June, our lesson learned for this month was the importance of revitalization and recharging with joy. As healthcare providers, child care providers, community advocates, and/or parents it’s been a difficult and exhausting time. …

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Full Time IBCLC 

Duke has an opening for a full-time IBCLC.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS · Bachelor’s degree in nursing, health, nutrition, or related field required.  · Certification by IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners) is required. The position requires a bachelor’s degree, but it doesn’t have to be in nursing. Duke has had other candidates with bachelor’s in non-health fields …

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On-Demand Webinar on Lactation and Mental Health, summarized from MIBFN

The Michigan Breastfeeding Network released an on-demand webinar titled “Human Lactation and Mental Health: Best Practices.” Presenters Tameka Jackson-Dyer, BASc, IBCLC, CHW; Rosa Gardiner, RN, IBCLC; Mistel de Varona, IBCLC; and Kara Smith, BSN, RN, CLC, PMH-C will discuss how lactation and mental health are linked and how to implement lactation support best practices in …

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Proof…Breastfeeding Saves Lives!

We wanted to share this remarkable study that proves what many of us have known for a long time. Unequivocal evidence that breastfeeding decreases infant mortality in the United States. We welcome you to review Breastfeeding and post-perinatal infant deaths in the United States, A national prospective cohort analysis. Breastfeeding initiation is significantly associated with …

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19th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference (May 12, 2022)

On May 12, 2022, Community Health Worker and Breastfeed Durham Board Member, Love Anderson will be one of the presenters at the 19th Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference. The purpose of this conference is to enhance each participant’s ability to assist individual families to meet their breastfeeding goals. Content will include COVID-19’s impact on breastfeeding …

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