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Welcome and Overview. Webinar objective: To provide information and resources for BFHD Steps 9 and 10 to assist local health departments in increasing capacity in these areas. . Bonnie Brueshoff, RN, PHN, MSN Director Dakota County Public Health University of Minnesota DNP Student.

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Welcome and Overview

Webinar objective:

To provide information and resources for BFHD Steps 9 and 10 to assist local health departments in increasing capacity in these areas.

Bonnie Brueshoff, RN, PHN, MSNDirector

Dakota County Public Health

University of Minnesota DNP Student


10 Steps for Breastfeeding Friendly Health Departments: Childcare and Worksites

Presenters:

Susan Bishop, Worksite Wellness Planner

Minnesota Department of Health

[email protected]

Joyce O’Meara, Early Childhood Specialist

Minnesota Department of Health

[email protected]


BFHD Pilot Sites

Ten local health departments representing urban and rural MN



Steps 9 and 10


Shared steps for worksites and childcare
Shared Steps for Worksites and Childcare

  • Recruiting

    • Know your audience

  • Training

    • Be clear and concise

  • Providing resources and support

  • Recognition


Step 9:

Select businesses each year

to provide worksite lactation support training


Things to Consider

  • Know your audience

  • Worksite size

  • Type of business

  • Employee profile

  • Federal and State work place laws

  • http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/Portals/0/Workplace/HR3590-Sec4207-Nursing-Mothers.pdf

  • https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=181.939


Recruiting
Recruiting

  • Start with known connections

  • Speak the employer’s language

  • See things through the employer’s eyes

  • Keep it simple

  • Resource: http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/government-in-action/business-case-for-breastfeeding/#businessManagers


Five item checklist

  • Does the worksite lactation support training describe the benefits of breastfeeding for the workplace?

  • Does the worksite lactation support training provide sample worksite breastfeeding policies?

  • Does the worksite lactation support training include information on furnishing a lactation room?

  • Have sample materials for employee breastfeeding packets been shared?

  • Is there a plan to identify and honor local breastfeeding friendly worksites?


  • Support: from supervisors, colleagues and employer

  • Time: leave after birth, flexible scheduling, lactation during work time

  • Education: for moms and dads and supervisors about the benefits of breastfeeding and the worksite policy

  • Place: private space to express milk


Provide Recognition

Breastfeeding Friendly Work Place Certificate

_______Health Department designates _______________

as welcoming to and supportive of breastfeeding mothers.

___________2013

____________ ____________


Stories from the field

Freeborn County Public Health

Worksites: leveraging existing relationships


Facilitate access to information and training for local childcare centers/providers/schools on how to support a breastfeeding mother


  • Differences between child care settings

  • Flipping the process:

    • Training  Practice  Policy

  • Recognition Program

    • Different sets of steps, including training


Stories from the field:

Sherburne County Public Health

Supporting breastfeeding

in child care programs


  • Recruitment

  • Training/Technical Assistance

  • Supply local and online resources


Thank you for promoting and supporting breastfeeding in your community!

Susan Bishop [email protected]

Joyce O’Meara

[email protected]


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