Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Awards

Thanks to these businesses and to the MIchigan Breastfeeding Network for awarding the following workplaces with breastfeeding friendly workplace awards in 2018: Lansing Board of Water and Light—Bronze               Sparrow Hospital—Bronze               Ingham County Health Department WIC—Silver               Mother & Earth Baby Boutique—Silver               Goldfish…

State of Michigan issues Breastfeeding Plan for 2017-2019

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issues the State’s first Breastfeeding Plan. The plan “strives to address the social determinants of health and health equity, and work to address health disparities in breastfeeding and infant mortality”. View Breastfeeding Plan on-line– click here and…

The Big Latch On at the Capitol– 2017

Mother & Earth Baby Boutique sponsored the Big Latch on at the Capitol on August 5. The event included music and vendors, and was open to all. There were 49 moms and babies who latched on for the official count. Congratulations on another successful Big…

May 10, 2017 Capitol Area Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting Notes

Attendance:  Nikki, Lindsey, Lynn, Diane, Natosha, N’aimah, Krystal Welcome to Nikki, the breastfeeding mentor from Barry-Eaton Health Department. 1. Advocacy: Lindsey reported on a post from a teacher who asked for a place to pump on a class visit to Potter Park Zoo, and ended up…

April 12, 2017 –Capitol Area Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting Meeting Notes

Attendance:  Natosha, Ann, Lynn, Claretta, N’aimah, Diane Announcements:  Congrats to N’aimah, who has been hired as a peer counselor at Ingham County Health Department!  WIC will hire another peer counselor. CABC Structure and Organization—discussion and prioritizing what CABC is about, and what we can invest…

March 8, 2017 Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting Notes

Attendance:  Diane, Lynn, Mary, Natosha, Rose, Tina, Naimah, Claretta, Beth Announcements:  April 28 – Nationwide Nurse-In at the Capitol.  Natosha is the point person.  Last year, there were about 40 who attended.  Mother & Earth Baby Boutique and Little Green Branches will be there.  It’s…

February 8, 2017 Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting Notes

Attendance: Paige and Emily, dietetic interns, GVSU, Lindsey, Diane, Lynn, Krystal and Eden, Ann, Mary, Pat, Natosha, Tracie, Special Guest: Shannon, Samantha and Zander from Michigan Breastfeeding Network Shannon will be meeting with all 22 local breastfeeding coalitions in Michigan, and we are the first! There…

January 11, 2017 Meeting Notes– Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Attendance:  Beth M., Naimah, Rose, Lynn, Diane, Claretta, Stephanie, Natosha, Tina, Kaleigh, Megan, Krystal, Nicki, Angela    Announcements: Audra Post, a midwife, was invited to join us, but was unable to attend. Naimah is now the Community Action Network Coordinator for Strong Start Healthy Start. Tina has…