Volume 8, Issue 2 | March 30, 2020
From Dr. Sarah Jolley, KBC Chair

We are in an unprecedented time right now, but we are in this together. We hope you and your loved ones are okay. Nothing is more important than everyone's health, safety, and wellbeing. The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is committed to continuing to provide the services you have come to expect from us – access to accurate information and support for the important work you do. To that end, we will:

  • Continue to compile links to the latest recommendations on our COVID-19 and Breastfeeding webpage 
  • Convene for support and information sharing at our regular time, Friday, April 10th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Details below.
  • Provide technical support for online meetings for local breastfeeding coalitions. Details below.

If there is anything we can do to help your efforts – find resources to provide virtual support, connect you with peers for policy sharing, track down recommendations for special circumstances – please let us know. We will do our best to help. And keep reading for additional information that may be helpful in continuing to build a culture a breastfeeding support in Kansas. Thank you for all you are doing!

Friday, April 10 | 12-1 p.m.

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/690080925
Or dial (872) 240-3212; Access Code: 690-080-925

12:00 Welcome & Introductions 
12:05 Approval of previous meeting minutes (attached) and current agenda 
12:10 COVID-19 
  • Resources 
  • KBC response & support 
  • Q & A 

12:40 “ High 5 for Mom & Baby” Updates – Gwen Whittit, Program Coordinator 
12:50 New KBC Documents & Resources: 

1:00 Adjourn 


High 5 for Mom & Baby
We're expanding! Announcing the NEW  High 5 for Mom & Baby  Premier.

Congratulations to Salina Regional Health Center - the newest Baby-Friendly Hospital in Kansas!!
This brings the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in Kansas to seven.

KBC attended the Kansas Cancer Partnership conference on Feb. 11th in Topeka

N ew materials:
  • Translations: 
o    Let’s Give Her a Break  poster –  Spanish  &  Somali
o    Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer  (for families) – Spanish

EMPower Training Digital Tool  - The EMPower Training Digital Tool is a series of modules that provides explanatory information on best practices to successfully implement the EMPower Training Trainer Manual. The training manual entitled,  Trainer Manual: Comprehensive training materials to implement skills-based competency in maternity care and breastfeeding (EMPower Training Trainer Manual),  is available as a free download and is accompanied by the EMPower Training Digital Tool.

Video:  Milk – The Food That Helped Evolve Humanity   (Laurel Wilson) TEDx Talk

For Child Care Providers:  Breastfed Babies Welcome Here!  resource contains communication tools Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators can use to let mothers and families know that breastfed babies are welcome at their child care site. It includes a mother's guide, 11"x17" poster, and a message graphic.

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