World Breastfeeding Week Event: Creating A Supportive Breastfeeding Culture...In Our Homes, In Our Workplaces...In Our Communities

This event was held on August 4, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Joanne Motino Bailey, Director of the University of Michigan Nurse-Midwifery Service, leads a distinguished panel in a discussion of breastfeeding in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 - 7). World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

The panel, which includes local health professionals Linda Faubert, RN, LC; Lauren Helms, MD; and Katherine Pasque MD, will discuss many key issues, including basic support of breastfeeding from partners, family and friends; return to work strategies (including conversations with colleagues and supervisors); and societal influences. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Breastfeeding Excellence, Mott Children's Hospital.

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