Florida Breastfeeding Coalition announces hospital initiative, webinar series

The Florida Breastfeeding Coalition announced this week a new Hospital Initiative Project, aimed at helping hospitals take “Baby Steps to Baby Friendly Hospital.”

The statewide Coalition created a “Florida Quest For Quality Maternity Care Award” based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and Baby Friendly USA 4-D Pathway. The Coalition supports the Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF), and encourages Florida hospitals to implement as many of the steps as possible.

The project includes a webinar series targeted at hospital administrators, maternity/baby nurse managers, women’s service managers, quality improvement managers and anyone else interested in implemented the steps to Baby Friendly Hospital status.

The webinars cover the following: Learn How to Improve mPINC Scores, Comply with The Joint Commission’s Maternity Care and Infant Feeding Core Measures and Take Steps to Becoming a Baby Friendly Hospital.

  • April 3, Tuesday, 2-3 PM – From Bottles to Breast Milk to Baby-Friendly: The Boston Medical Center Experience – Speaker Bobbi Philipp, MD
  • May 8, Tuesday, 1-2 PM – Quality Improvement in Maternity and Infant Care: The Ten Steps, mPINC, and The Joint Commission Core Measures—SpeakerJoan Meek, MD
  • June 12, Tuesday, 1-2 PM – Implementation and Baby Steps to becoming Baby-Friendly Hospital—Speaker-Heidi Agostinho, PhD., IBCLC
  • July 10, Tuesday, 1-2 PM – Resources to Help Your Hospital through the Process and Steps to becoming a Baby-Friendly Hospital—Speaker TBA

Limited space is available. Hospitals with multiple staff interested are advised to have one person register and plan to view together.

To request a GoToWebinar INVITATION to REGISTER for the webinars, contact office@flbreastfeeding.org.