Providers

NC Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report

In April the NC Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report was Heist.  Provider Recommendations More than a third (37%) of Committee recommendations were focused on providers, making it the most cited recommendation category. NC MMRC provider recommendations include those that focus on: • Adherence with clinical guidelines and protocols – Examples of these recommendations included using maternity safety …

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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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Learning Opportunities for Providers

Module: Breastfeeding: Human Medicine Interprofessional Education (IPE) module. Study: “Breastfeeding Is Associated With a Reduced Maternal Cardiovascular Risk: Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis Involving Data From 8 Studies and 1 192 700 Parous Women.” Article: “Population-Based Survey Showing That Breastfed Babies Have a Lower Frequency of Risk Factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Than Nonbreastfed Babies …

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County-Level Breastfeeding Data Released, summarized from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity released county-level breastfeeding initiation rates and related maps using birth certificate data from the 2018-2019 National Vital Statistics System. Celebrating: The Breastfeeding Initiation Rates in Durham County were 89.7% in 2018-2019. Birth certificate data from 2018–2019 National Vital Statistics System were used to determine the …

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2020 North Carolina Breastfeeding Report

The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee recently released the series of 2020 Breastfeeding Reports featuring a unique snapshot of key data points and federally funded activities in every state and territory. The North Carolina reports feature information on breastfeeding rates, disparities, maternity care practices, and WIC performance measures, and highlights some of our state’s community-based projects made possible through federal funding in 2020. Download North …

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Job Positions in Early Childhood

We wanted to share a few job positions in the Durham early childhood system with you. Please share these opportunities in your networks and with candidates you believe would be appropriate for these positions. Job descriptions include Administrative Coordinator, Clinical Director, Community Health Worker, Dietitian, Epidemiologist, Lactation Consultant, Nurse, Nutritionist, Project Coordinator, Teacher for age 1 to 2-year -olds), Youth Internship, etc.