Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition

Mass. Baby-Friendly Collaborative

 

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Meetings for 2016-2017 will resume Sept 2017, and will be the third Thursday of odd numbered months (excluding July), from 5 to 7pm.

2017-18 meetings:

Sept 21, 2017- Location TBA

Nov 16, 2017 -Location TBA

Jan 18, 2018- Location TBA

March 15, 2018-Location TBA

May 17, 2018- Location TBA

There are many possible ideas Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, such as:

  • Hand expression and training around that
  • Spoon/syringe/cup supplementation
  • Eliminating/limiting unnecessary supplementation, esp on nights.
  • paced formula feeding
  • paying for formula
  • creating a donor milk policy
  • issues around consent for formula (e.g., human milk or donor milk as first line; formula could require an opt-out, at least in the NICU).

ABOUT THE COLLABORATIVE

The Massachusetts Baby Friendly Collaborative started in November 2008 with just 4 facilities who were already on the pathway and now includes virtually all maternity facilities in the Commonwealth. Together, we have gone from one Baby-Friendly Facility at the start of the Collaborative, to 10 as of Spring 2017. We share support, resources, and experiences, and it is the Collaborative is one of the major reasons our state has been able to be so successful. The success has also been bolstered by the Mother-Baby Summit every spring and by our annual conference every fall. For information, email us at collaborative@massbreastfeeding.org.

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.

WHO TO BRING

We’d like each hospital to bring a team of about 5 stakeholders to participate the workshops. Examples of stakeholders include clinical leader of Labor and Delivery, the nurse manager, physicians from OB-GYN and pediatrics or neonatology, and influential nurse(s) and/or nurse champion(s), as well as lactation management. We encourage hospitals to bring people who have been undecided about implementing change.

There is no cost for these events.

Can’t attend but want to participate? You can all in on our conference call line:
712-432-0140, passcode 523910#. However, we can’t always guarantee good sound quality (nor can we give you dinner!)