Regional Forums

2020 Regional Forum

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a virtual Zoom panel discussion
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Breastmilk is best for babies. How does a maternal substance use disorder change that? This forum discussion will help providers navigate the challenges faced by women who want to do what is best for their infants. 

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About the Forum

The regional forums will focus on educating providers on strategies for supporting women with substance use disorders who want to breastfeed their babies.

This is intended for anyone who wants to support women with substance use disorders to breastfeed their infants. Including: community-based organizations providing support for women and families affected by substance use disorders, home visitors, dieticians, lactation counselors and consultants, doulas, nurses in inpatient and outpatient settings, nurse midwives, medical assistants and other front-line clinic staff, mental health professionals, pharmacists, physicians, prenatal care coordination providers, public health professionals, social workers, and supportive community members.

1. Describe two factors relevant to substance use disorders, breastfeeding, and safety.

2. Describe two challenges to supporting women with substance use disorders who want to breastfeed their babies.

3. Describe two strategies for supporting women with substance use disorders who want to breastfeed their babies.

At three months, 80% of respondents will pass a post-test on breastfeeding and substance use content from the Regional Forum.

The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) designates this internet live course for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This internet live course meets the criteria for a maximum of 2.0 contact hours.

Planning Committee:  Ann M. Ebert, PharmD; Charlene Galston, RNC-OB, BSN, ME-PD, IBCLC; Elizabeth Goetz MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP; Russell S. Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE; Janet Letter, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM; Kyle O. Mounts, MD, MPH; Paul J. Neary, MD; Michelle Pranghofer, BSN, MSN; Jeanne Rosendale, MSN, RNC, C-EFM; Kimberly J. Seeger Langlais, MD, FAAP; Brittny Tody Erickson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM; Chris Van Mullem, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM; Mindy Wara Maciolek, BS; Eileen Zeiger, MA

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