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Breastfeeding and Feminism 2018


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6th Annual Breastfeeding Forum

6th Annual Breastfeeding Forum 2018: Practices for the Future

Friday March 9, 2018 from 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM

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This one-day conference will focus on techniques to assist women with breastfeeding, and update care providers on breastfeeding techniques and tips to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.
Target Audience: This program targets lactation consultants, WIC staff members, registered dietitians, health educators, peer counselors, nurses, social workers, childbirth educators and others who assist women with breastfeeding.

<span “session_name”=””>6th Annual Breastfeeding Forum 2018: Practices for the Future 
Friday March 9 from 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM

  • Identify advantages and disadvantages associated with breastfeeding social media.
  • Recognize the importance of sleep location related to nighttime feeding behaviors.
  • Explore causes and consequences of childbirth-related PTSD.
  • Discuss unique birth control challenges for breastfeeding women.
  • Describe the impact of advocacy and community support on breastfeeding rates and success.
To update care providers on breastfeeding techniques and tips to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience

Opioid Use in Pregnancy

Northwest Area Health Education Center at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Opioid Use in Pregnancy: 2018 & Beyond

Friday April 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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This one day continuing professional development event will address challenges associated with opioid use and treatment during pregnancy. Effects of opioids on both mothers and infants will be discussed, along with community resources. #opioids
Target Audience: MDs, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, health educators, psychologists and others interested in opioid use and pregnancy.

16th Annual Triangle Breasffeeding Alliance Conference-Save the Date


Call for Exhibits

Sixteenth Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference

WakeMed Andrews Conference Center
Thursday, April 26 th , 2018

Optimizing Outcomes in Challenging Situations
The planning committee for the 2018 Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference invites you
to submit short descriptions of possible educational exhibits. They can be for community
resources, a discussion of a helpful approach to a problem, research, etc. – anything you would
like to share with your colleagues in the lactation community. Interest to the lactation
community, originality, and/or outcomes are important criteria for selection. Exhibits must be in
compliance with the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk
Our target audience includes lactation consultants, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners,
certified nurse midwives, nutritionists, public health staff, childbirth educators, doulas, peer
counselors, community-based breastfeeding support group volunteers and others providing care
for mothers, infants and their families.
Exhibit submissions will be considered in two areas:
Programs/Projects/Clinical Applications:
Descriptions of innovative programs to promote or support breastfeeding or other projects
related to breastfeeding 
Descriptions of original investigative research studies related to breastfeeding
Exhibit descriptions are limited to 250 words to describe the breastfeeding resource, research or
educational information and must be submitted in English. Please be sure to include the
following information (not counted in the 250 word limit):
            Title of the exhibit:

            Email address(es):
            Phone number(s):
Method of display:
Materials may be affixed to a rigid board for display on a tripod or on a display
board designed to stand on a table or the floor. Handouts may also simply be
placed on a table. Please tell us what you will provide and what you will need us
to supply.

Please submit an exhibit description no later than midnight on Tuesday, February 20 th ,
2018 to mary_overfield@yahoo.com
You will be notified regarding acceptance by the TBA Conference Planning Committee by
Thursday, March 8 th , 2018.
Presentations will be displayed on Thursday, April 26 th . The venue will be open for set-up at
7:30 AM. The conference begins at 8:00 AM with registration and a continental breakfast held
from 8:00 – 8:25 AM. The first speaker will begin at 8:25 AM. There will be two morning breaks,
lunch and an afternoon break. The exact break times will be sent to you with your confirmation.
Therefore, presentations will need to be displayed and staffed during:
? registration 8:00 – 8:25 AM
? morning breaks
? lunch
? afternoon break
There is no fee for exhibiting.  As a thank you for presenting, each entry will be awarded
breakfast, lunch, and breaks for one presenter. If not requesting credit, a presenter may simply
attend the educational sessions for interest.
If a presenter wants to receive credit and access to the online handouts, the fee will be $30.00
per presenter. Please note: 100% attendance is required to receive credit.
Details of the conference presentations and the agenda will be available as soon as they are
confirmed at www.wakeahec.org
If you have questions about this Call for Exhibits, do not hesitate to contact Mary Overfield by
phone at 919 847-4903 or by email at mary_overfield@yahoo.com

Perinatal Symposium 2018


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A new resource for advocates: webinar series on the WHO Code

A new resource for advocates: webinar series on the WHO Code and global guidance on marketing infant foods

This summer, ARCH partnered with the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network to host a webinar series on the global policies which protect families against inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children. Full video recordings of these webinar presentations are now available for anyone interested in learning about the regulatory and policy environment around breastfeeding and complementary feeding. 

This series begins with an overview of the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and the history of its implementation since adoption by the World Health Assembly in 1981. It continues with a discussion of current issues in child nutrition advocacy,  including the role of the new Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children in the application and enforcement of the Code. 

A Civil Society Guide to: The International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes and new Global Guidance on Marketing Infant Foods was designed to empower civil society colleagues with the necessary information for upholding global guidelines to protect infants and young children.

Read a description of each webinar and access video recordings below.


The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (the Code): As relevant as ever. Although the Code was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1981, there have been a number of subsequent resolutions (including WHA 69.9 of May 2016) that are also an important part of the Code. With a great deal of global focus on the importance of nutrition in the first 1000 days, the Code, in its entirety, is as relevant today as it was all those years ago. This webinar is designed to outline the Code for both beginners and those wanting a refresher as to its content and interpretation and empower you to continue advocacy for the Code in national legislation. Presented by David Clark, legal adviser for UNICEF and Code expert.


The Code now clearly includes follow-up formula and Growing-Up milks: What does this mean?
Over the years, new products have come onto the market aimed for feeding of older infants and young children. These include a range of milk products whose market has grown exponentially. Only last year, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution (WHA 69.9) that now clearly categorises these products as being breastmilk substitutes and requires them to comply with the Code. This critical issue is on the current agenda of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU). This webinar is designed to fill you in on this category of products, why they are now explicitly part of the Code, and what it means for countries and programmes. It will empower you to be able to advocate in country for both national legislation to be expanded and for active Codex engagement towards the December 2017 CCNFSDU meeting. Presented by Jane Badham, consultant to Helen Keller International’s ARCH project.


With infant and young child feeding under the global spotlight the World Health Assembly of 2016, as part of WHA 69.9, welcomed guidance from the WHO as to what constitutes the inappropriate promotion of foods for infants and young children. This includes the growing and diverse complementary food market. This webinar is designed to share with you the new guidance and what it means using practical examples so as to empower you to advise a wide range of stakeholders on this important topic. Presented by Jane Badham, consultant to Helen Keller International’s ARCH project.


Baby Matters: Topics in Prenatal & Pediatric Medicine – Register now!


The commercialization of human milk

The commercialization of human milk

by Jodine Chase
1.25 E CERPS and 1.25 pre-exam education hours

Non-profit human milk banks in North America dispensed over 4 million ounces of human milk in 2015 for infants in need. That sounds like a lot of milk, and it is an increase of 10 fold since the turn of the century. But in the same year, two competing US companies say they processed a similar amount of milk for commercial human milk products. One says they bought 1 million ounces at $1/oz that year. And a third company that offers a web-based brokerage for private buyers and sellers claims to have 10,000 ads offering 45 million ounces of milk at any given time. A Utah-based company is paying women in Cambodia for their milk and reselling it in the US. Infant formula companies are looking to extract human milk components to enhance their products, and the for-profit trend is expanding beyond the US’s borders into Canada, Australia, and beyond. Learn more about this human milk marketplace – what are the products being sold, and how to do they compare to traditional human donor milk? What are the options for families that wish to donate or sell milk, and for those in need?


Lactation Certification Review Course – Register now!


27th Annual Art of Breastfeeding – Save the date!