Calling All Lactation & Birth Support Providers (February 21, 2022)

Calling all lactation and birth support providers to join BFFC of Chatham County, Breastfeed Orange, and Breastfeed Durham virtually on February 21, 2022, at 2:30 PM for a collaborative discussion with health care providers, lactation/birth support providers, parents, and community advocates. We know that support must extend beyond the clinic.

February 21, 2022, at 2:30 PM
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We will discuss how Durham, Orange, and Chatham chest/breastfeeding support services, skilled lactation support providers, peer-to-peer support, and doulas can be more fully available to all in the community. Providers and community advocates from the surrounding areas are welcome. Please help us update Breastfeed Durham’s comprehensive directory of lactation related community resources. It is extremely important that we maintain an updated and accurate directory. This is our unique opportunity to be able to communicate with new parents during this isolating time.

Topics for discussion:

  • How are both parents and providers coping with the pandemic fatigue?
  • How is the pandemic impacting lactation support?
  • What are you doing and what can be done to provide active community support for referral and independent action by breast/chestfeeding families to find the support they need?
  • Is more active collaboration between health care providers and community lactation and birth support providers and entities needed to support families? List the needs.
  • Specifically, talk about how to support family members who provide loving influence and guidance in the family. How could we be more welcoming?
  • How do we reach pregnant families?
  • Which clinics or providers still need more support, education, or information in order to provide active referrals of parents to the lactation support community? 
  • When should we meet next? Additional educational and networking opportunities may be found at Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance and North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition.

Adapted from Step 6 of the Ten Steps to a Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities (BFFC).