About the Collaborative

Started in November 2008 with just 4 facilities who were already on the pathway and now includes over 15 of maternity facilities in the Commonwealth who are designated baby-friendly.

We share support, resources, and experiences. The Collaborative is one of the major reasons that Massachusetts has been so successful in the designation of Baby-Friendly Facilities.

The success has also been bolstered by the Mother-Baby Summit held every spring and by the Breastfeeding in the Bay State annual conference held every fall.

FOCUS

The current focus of this working group is on making improvements in care to promote exclusive breastfeeding in the hospital.

We do training, technical assistance, and collaboration with your colleagues at other hospitals.

By the end of the workshop, each hospital will have a concrete plan for implementing on achievable change in practice toward evidence-based practice and patient-centered care.

Mass Baby Friendly Collaborative Meetings

PLEASE COME TO PARTICIPATE IN MASS BABY FRIENDLY COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS IF YOU:

Are on the BFHI pathway, or are working in a hospital as a nurse/physician/administrator or lactation specialist looking to improve maternity care practices that are supportive of breastfeeding.

For More Information, Email Us At Collaborative@Massbreastfeeding.Org.

MEETINGS FOR 2022-23:

**MEETINGS ARE HELD FROM 5 TO 7PM.

Visit the  MBC Calendar for meeting dates or use this  Zoom Registration Link.

MEETING DATES:

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Thursday, Jan 11, 2024

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024