21st Annual Breastfest Conference, Columbus, OH March 15-16, 2013
Previous Breastfest Conferences
20th Annual Breastfest Conference, Columbus, OH March16-17, 2012
About Breastfest 2012:
For 20 years the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association has been working to promote the benefits of breastfeeding and train health professionals in the clinical and organizational management of lactation in various venues, hospitals, WIC offices and private practice.
The breastfeeding community has been energized by events of the last two years. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, Joint Commission's designating exclusive breastfeeding as a core measure, several components of the Affordable Health Care Act, especially giving support to women who want to breastfeed at work have helped bring awareness that breastfeeding is the FIRST public health measure!
The WHO's Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative has been moved to the front burner, being specifically promoted by Michelle Obama's "Let's Move Campaign" and the Surgeon General' Call to Action. In Ohio we have seen tremendous progress in the last two years. We have three Baby Friendly Hospitals. Four Cleveland Clinic Birthing Hospitals are working on the designation, and we may see the first one accredited before Breastfest! Cleveland Clinic's largest competitor has just announced that they are also seeking Baby Friendly designation. This will dramatically increase the number of babies born in Baby Friendly hospitals in Ohio, which is reflected on the CDC Breastfeeding Report Card.
Ohio Lactation Consultant Association, under the direction of Linda Smith, MPH, IBCLC, FACCE, FILCA has provided help for Ohio in achieving Baby Friendly status by coordinating two conferences which address the 10 Steps of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Join us for Breastfest and hear about the progress which has been made under Dr. Wymyslo, and the plans to continue. Dr. Ted Wymyslo has used his office to initiate productive conversations to make Ohio a more Baby Friendly State. Dr. Helen Ball Director of the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab at Durham University, Stockton-on-Tees, UK will present her seminal research on Infant Sleep, a hot public health issue! We are also excited to have Debra Bingham, RN, DrPH, LCCE, Co-chair research advisory panel, AWHONN, who was responsible for implementing exclusivity of breastfeeding as a core measure as one of our speakers.
2011 Annual OLCA Conference: Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: The Team Approach
Columbus, OH March 18-19, 2011
Handouts For Implementing BFHI -the 4-D Pathway by Dr. Karin Cadwell
Handouts for BFHI_Steps1_and2_Belcastro
Handouts for Arbuckle_Business_Side_of_BFHI
Handouts for ExclusiveBreastmilk feeding by C.Bell
Handouts for BFHI Steps by Dr. Cadwell
Handouts for ThreeStepCounseling_Twiggs
Handouts for Step10BreastfeedingMedicine_Witt
Handouts for Step10Survey_DavisLLL
Handouts for PrenatalEducation_Twiggs
2010 OLCA Annual Conference - Dr. Susan Ludington-Hoe
Dr. Ludington-Hoe gives permission to use these materials for educational purposes with acknowldegement of the source. To contact Dr. Ludington-Hoe, email Susan.Ludington@case.edu
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