Overview

In response to COVID-19,
The 2nd Annual Motown Experience: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference
has transitioned to
The Virtual Experience: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference

PRE-CONFERENCE WITH MS. BLACK USA: DETAILS HERE
May 20, 2020, 6pm EST Facebook Live
May 21, 2020, 7pm IG LIV
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VIEW LIVE: June 8-12, 2020

WATCH RECORDINGS: June 15 – July 3, 2020

Continuing Education Applications

APPROVED for 10.0 CPEUs by The Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Working Applications

CHES & Social Work

Nursing & lactation consultant CERPs by our friends at Lactation Education Resources.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Enjoy lectures, plenaries, panels, masterclasses and workshop sessions from a diverse group of field builders and maternal-child-health experts.  Get a better understanding of ways to address the specific socio-cultural needs of black families as related to birth and breastfeeding. Explore and examine leading information about the most current practices, studies, experiences and program models. Sessions focus on direct service, advocacy, research, community programs and public health.  Also included is the
Red Table Talk: BMBFA Edition.

 

CONFERENCE GOAL
Align practices, policies and attitudes to achieve positive birth and breastfeeding outcomes for black mothers and babies.

 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

  • To explain the relationship between community-based doula care and infant and maternal mortality rates.
  • To identify biases towards marginalized pregnant mothers; destigmatizing care for single, teenage, imprisoned and/or homeless pregnant mothers. 
  • To describe how positive father involvement contributes to a healthy child.
  • To explain how research and data collection drive clinical and/or non-clinical practices and policies. 
  • To identify ways to mobilize families, communities, and public/private institutions to create strategies, make decisions and implement action steps that lead to equitable breastfeeding support for black families.
  • To state how health care providers, social service agencies, non-profits, community-based organizations, government, community members and/or mothers execute programs to improve maternal-child-health. 
  • To list clinical and/or non-clinical solutions for breastfeeding complications.

 

UPDATE: BLACK BREASTFEEDING CAUCUS ANNUAL MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The mission of the Black Breastfeeding Caucus is to mobilize families, communities, and public/private institutions to create strategies, make decisions and implement action steps that result in equitable breastfeeding support for black families.  The BBC Annual Meeting is a reserved space for black people to address and advocate for racial equity in breastfeeding support. The annual meeting is open to both current and potential members who self-identify as a black person with an intentional purpose of working on behalf of the community.