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Bridges to Breastfeeding

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
May 30, 2018
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Towsley Auditorium
Midland, MI

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

Registration is required, as space is limited. This event is a remote telecast and will be held in Towsley Auditorium on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland.

Fees & Payment

This is a FREE event.


Building Bridges for Breastfeeding Duration

Getting breastfeeding off to a good start is key in making sure that mom meets her personal breastfeeding goals and that the Healthy People 2020 Goals for breastfeeding are achieved.

The objective of this program is to promote collaboration between hospitals, the WIC Program and community partners in providing evidence based lactation support services to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates.

This highly acclaimed program demonstrates that new mothers can be discharged from the hospital confident in their breastfeeding skills, and establishes that community partners are prepared to continue supporting and educating new mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals.


Jan Barger, R.N., M.A., I.B.C.L.C.
Jan has worked in maternal and child health since 1972 and is an IBCLC in private practice and with Wheaton Pediatrics in the Chicago area. Jan has served on the IBCLC board and exam committee and was the 1990-92 International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) President. She is co-author of Blueprints for Public Health Professionals.

Carole Peterson, M.S., I.B.C.L.C.
Carole was a lactation consultant for Indiana WIC clinic and a chairperson for the Indiana WIC Breastfeeding Committee for 17 years. She is now an Indiana WIC Regional Center Coordinator. Carole is a trainer for the Indiana WIC Peer Counselor Program, and she is chair of the NWA Breastfeeding Committee. She was an associate instructor in child development at Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, and she is co-author of Blueprints for Public Health Professionals.

Continuing Education Credits

Physician & Nurses - MidMichigan Health is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MidMichigan Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This is a remote telecast of the best practice educational and networking conference for Building Bridges for Breastfeeding Duration.

Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. with presentations starting promptly at 8 a.m. 


Shanna Hensler, Community Health Specialist at 989-466-3661 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Wed, May 30 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM Towsley Auditorium

Location Details

  • Towsley Auditorium
    4201 Campus Ridge Drive
    Midland, MI 48640

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Baby Bundle Discounts

Those register for 2018 classes, please use the following promotion code: Receive a discount when you register for Preparation for Childbirth, Breastfeeding: Healthy Beginnings, and Baby Care Boot Camp. Place all three of these classes in your cart and enter promo code BB15 at checkout and receive a $15 dollar discount.

Those registering for 2019 classes, please use the following promotion code: Save $30 when you register for all three Healthy Beginnings classes: Pregnancy, Labor & DeliveryInfant Feeding & Safety; and Baby Care Boot Camp. Place all three of these classes in your cart before checkout and then enter promo code BB30 at checkout.

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