Volume 6, Issue 2 | April 9, 2018
KBC General Membership Meeting

The next General membership meeting will be April 13, 2018 , 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Hays Medical Center, Agnes Room 1, 2220 Canterbury Dr, Hays, KS 67601.

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone by selecting the "Goto Meeting Link" button below. You can also dial in using your phone: United States: +1 (669) 224-3412 Access Code: 478-650-341  
KBC Mini-Grant Award Announcement
The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is pleased to award grants totaling nearly $5,000 to eight local breastfeeding coalitions in Kansas focused on building a culture of breastfeeding support in their communities to help more families reach their breastfeeding goals. 
Breastfeeding Welcome Here

The Breastfeeding Welcome Here program continues to grow. Did you know that we began this campaign in May 2013? It is wonderful to see how many coalitions and breastfeeding advocates have come together across the state of Kansas to help expand this campaign in just 5 short years! There have been 49 new participants join since the first of 2018. Making our total number of participants 815 businesses & organizations. This program now stretches across 69 out of 105 Kansas counties. 
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Kansas Cities and Counties receive the “ Breastfeeding Employee Support Award” :
Thanks to the hard work of Ramah Bird, KBC Outreach Coordinator, the following cities and counties in Kansas were recently recognized for their support of their breastfeeding employees by the KBC with the Breastfeeding Employee Support Award:
Local Resource Directory

Have you checked out our Local Resource Directory lately? We are proud to feature 263 total local resources across the state. Learn how to leverage this powerful resource in your community.


October 12, 2018 for the next Kansas Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference in Wichita.
Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation Recipients
Small Wonders Daycare, Wichita
Julianna’s Daycare, Scammon

TIP—Provide the “Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider” designation promotional flyer to your county child care licensing surveyor and ask them to send it out to child care providers in your area encouraging them to apply for the designation.
Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation Update       
The Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (KAAP) has been busy training practices across the state to become “Breastfeeding Friendly”. Participating practices or clinics receive on-site education with free CME and a tool kit that includes a window cling, parent handouts, poster, and a flash drive with electronic resources.
Education opportunities

  • Breastfeeding from the General Pediatrician’s Point of View, April 25th 6:30 pm. To register: Click here. Select “Children’s Employees & External Audiences” and scroll to the event. $20 registration fee for all attendees, option to attend in person or view live via WebEx

  • Regional Workshop USLCA Friday, June 8, 2018 in Oklahoma City. Information at https://uslca.org/regional-workshops#!event/2018/6/8/uslca-apos-s-regional-workshop-contemporary-breastfeeding-challenges-giving-mother-nature-a-helping-hand

  • Breastfeeding Education Webinar Series - presented by the Michigan Breastfeeding Network, cover a clinical or community topic each month and are presented by breastfeeding experts. The webinar event offers CERPs each month and continuing education for nurses on months with a clinical topic. A certificate of attendance is provided each month for dietitians and social workers. Please note that the webinar needs to be watched in ‘real time’ in order to receive CERPs or continuing education credit. Webinars are free of charge and offered the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:00-2:00pm. Recordings of past webinars are also available. Visit http://mibreastfeeding.org/network-series for more information.

  • 2018 Kansas Health Foundation Symposium, “It’s All Health: Steps to Build Vibrant Communities,” to be held June 7-8 in downtown Wichita. Registration is now open. kshealthsymposium.blog

  • Save the Date! The KBC will host a 1.5-hour webinar on July 24th from 11:30 – 1:00 addressing insurance reimbursement for lactation support services featuring Susanne Madden with the National Breastfeeding Center and Sunee Mickle with Blue Cross Blue Shield of KS. Details for attending the webinar will be available soon.
Look for the KBC! 

The KBC will be at the following conferences:

  • National Health Outreach Conference, May 2-4, Minneapolis, MN – Workshop: Community Supporting Breastfeeding designation

  • Kansas School Nurses Organization, July 17, Wichita – Exhibit and special meeting featuring Lorri Greenlee, school nurse, Winfield USD 465, sharing their breastfeeding support program

  • International Lactation Consultant Association, July 19-21, Portland Oregon – Poster: How employers are meeting the "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" requirements and the needs of their breastfeeding employees in Kansas (Employer survey results)
Curious how your community can become the next “Community Supporting Breastfeeding”?
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