The Southeast Ohio Breastfeeding Coalition is having their Sept Meet & Mingle on Sept 11th at The Masonic Temple, 5th Floor, Megyen's Yoga Room, 38 N 4th St, Zanesville. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Speaker Megyen Green will discuss stress reduction tips, ways to incorporate meditation into your life, and simple yoga stretches for pregnant and nursing women. Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/241276389905587/
Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Dept hosted their 6th Annual Party in the Park event to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month, with a lot of success! 75 people were in attendance and many wore a community designed shirt with the words "Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life" on it. Donations were received and given as door prizes and families painted flower pots as a craft activity.
ABN to host its second annual appalachian breastfeeding conference in glouster, ohio in october
Appalachian Breastfeeding Network's annual conference will be in Ohio this year! Specifically, the conference will be held at Burr Oak Lodge in Glouster, OH on October 12, 2018.
This year's theme is "Taking Off the Rose-Colored Glasses" where ABN will be diving in deeper to the raw reality of breastfeeding barriers in Appalachia. Attendees will be learning about domestic violence, sexual abuse, opioid addiction, racism, mistrust, birth practices and trauma, and how these all affect breastfeeding and breastfeeding rates.
Speakers include international speakers Linda J. Smith and Nikki Lee, as well as Kailey Littleton and Melissa Courts. ABN's own Stephanie Carroll and Mishelle Trescott will also lead an interactive session focusing on learning about implicit bias.
To register go to:
Discounts for students and financial hardship are also available by contacting Stephanie Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration
8:00 am – 8:15 am – Welcome – ABN President, Stephanie Carroll
8:15 am – 9:45 am – “The Impact of Birth Practices on Maternal and Infant Outcomes” – Linda J. Smith, MPH, IBCLC
9:45 am – 10:00 am – Short break
10:00 am – 10:30 am – “If You Really Knew Me” – Mishelle Trescott, LPN, CLS & Stephanie Carroll, BS, IBCLC, CLC, CLS
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – “A Kinder, Gentler World: Abuse and Breastfeeding” – Nikki Lee, RN, BSN, MS, IBCLC, CCE, CIMI, ANLC, CKC
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – ABN News – ABN President, Stephanie Carroll
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – “Building Healthy Communication and Connections Among Different Cultures to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes” – Melissa Courts, BS, IBCLC
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Short break
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm – “The Direct Impact of Opioid Addiction on Breastfeeding Babies” – Kailey Littleton, MD, IBCLC
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Wrap-Up – Mishelle Trescott, ABN Vice President