In response to COVID-19,
The 2nd Annual Motown Experience: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference
has transitioned to
The Virtual Experience: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference
in partnership with Lactation Education Resources
PRE-CONFERENCE WITH MS. BLACK USA: TBD
VIEW LIVE: June 8-12, 2020
WATCH RECORDINGS: June 15 – July 3, 2020
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.
Align practices, policies and attitudes to achieve positive birth and breastfeeding outcomes for black mothers and babies.
- 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.