The following events are sponsored and run by other groups and organizations. The New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition takes no responsibility for the description, content, or speakers nor do we endorse any of them. These listings are for informational purposes only.
February 2023 Membership Meeting
Save the date for the next New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition Membership Meeting. All are welcome!
Tuesday, February 21st, 2023
10:00am – 12:00pm VIA ZOOM
Please register for this meeting using the following link.
2022 National Breastfeeding Month Events – click here
Maternal Health Awareness Events
January 21, 2022
Introducing… Community of Caring: The Paterson Doula Collective
Doulas are a vital support through pregnancy and early parenthood, caring for mother and baby. Their presence in the delivery room has been proven to help birth outcomes. This exciting new program will help improve access to doulas for Paterson residents and provide training to doula candidates.
This kickoff event featuring special guests is for healthcare professionals, Paterson residents, parents-to-be, career coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about this unique initiative.
When: Jan 21, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
*Continuing education credits will not be provided.
January 25, 2022
Postpartum Like a Pro: What Every Parent Should Know
Join the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey for a presentation that explores how to care for yourself after birth. Ines P. Serna – a certified childbirth educator and birth doula, will discuss topics such as physical and emotional changes post-birth, managing postpartum discomforts, and how to take care of your body in this phase.
When: Tuesday, January 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
More information: Yve Gonzalez at 862-281-3733 or email@example.com
*This is a community event. Continuing education credits will not be provided.
January 26, 2022, 12 noon – 1 pm
Human Lactation and the Legislative Body: A Journey to Equity
Please join us for Human Lactation and the Legislative Body: A Journey to Equity, a legislative a webinar co-sponsored by New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition, the Perinatal Health Equity Foundation, Montclair State University and the Burke Foundation. to be held on Jan. 26, 2022, at 12 noon. Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake will kick off the event, which will focus on lactation’s important role in maternal health, lactation equity and the current landscape of lactation law and policy in NJ. Registration link: https://us06
January 29, 2022
Moving the IBCLC® Forward: A Workshop on Improving Access to Clinical Care
Is licensure discriminatory? Do you want to move the dial on achieving access to care for ALL families? Want to know how to take action?
When: January 29, 2022, 1:00 – 4:30pm EST
More information: https://nlca.us/workshop/
3 CERPs/CEUs will be awarded.
January 20, 2022
Birth is a Family Affair
Celebrate Maternal Health Awareness Day by helping New Jersey’s mothers thrive! Join us and our panel of experts for an interactive educational experience. Presented by Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Project ECHO, and University Hospital.
Learn about the importance of Maternal Health Awareness Day
-Lisa Gittens-Williams, MD – Professor, RutgersNew Jersey Medical School, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health
-Damali Campbell Oparaji, MD – Assistant Professor, New Jersey Medical School, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health
Know about your rights as a birthing person and find virtual support
-Aimée Brill – Co-Director, JustBirth Space
-Chanel Porchia-Albert – JustBirth Space, Co-Director & Founder, Ancient Song Doula Services
Let your voice be heard, Share your birth story! – Learn about the Maternal Experience Survey
-Da-sha Warren – Health Education Specialist, Partnership For Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
Learn about the post-birth warning signs and risks
-Lucy Guevara, MD – Resident in Preventive Medicine and Public Health
-Aashka Parikh, MD, Resident in Internal Medicine and Preventative Medicine
Happy, Sad & Everything in Between! – Learn about maternal feelings during pregnancy and postpartum
-Gladys Martinez, LCSW, NCTTP – OB/GYN, Social Worker University Hospital
-Alejandrina Canelo Villafana, Ed.D., MS, CHES, NCTTP, CBS
When: January 20, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:30pm EST
January 20, 2022
Breastfeeding among Individuals Living with HIV: A Reasonable or Unreasonable Option?
Judy Levison, MD, MPH will explain the reasons for the recommendation in the United States for individuals with HIV to not breastfeed, list criteria for identifying those with HIV who may be candidates for breastfeeding and state the current estimated risk of HIV transmission during breastfeeding in the context of viral suppression.
At the end of the program, learners will be able to:
- Explain the reasons for the recommendation in the United States for individuals with HIV to not breastfeed
- List criteria for identifying those with HIV who may be candidates for breastfeeding
- State the current estimated risk of HIV transmission during breastfeeding in the context of viral suppression
When: January 20, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Where: Online via GoToWebinar
Audience: IBCLCs, lactation specialists, and/or lactation support groups, Perinatal Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Obstetricians, Pediatricians
Sponsored by the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
Questions? Visit the Partnership or contact Andrea Booker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information: 1 L-CERP available, 1.0 contact hours
Power of Our Voices Train the Trainer program
The goal of this training is to improve the wellness of Black women, families, and infants in New Jersey.
Training participants will receive:
- Knowledge about the history of childbirth, racism, health equity, and birth outcomes for Black women and infants
- Information and resources for New Jersey families
- A certificate of completion that can be added to a resume
- The tools needed to train others as a Power Of Our Voices Community Trainer
- And a chance to win giveaways for those who complete the training
When: Saturday, October 2nd AND Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Audience: community members, faith-based organizations, and sororities/fraternities
Register: bit.ly/3y2VQvo. Limited Space Available! Register by September 24th.
Please note: By registering, you agree to attend both training days consecutively. A binder with materials and your training certificate will be mailed to your address provided below after you attend both days.
More information: Visit NJPreterm.org or for questions contact Kaci Mial email@example.com or Christine Ivery firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey Health Practitioners Development Institute present…
Infant and Pediatric Tongue Tie: Diagnosis and Laser Treatment with Dr. Robert Convissar and Joy Funston (Hands-On) Peel Technique®
This course includes a certified lactation consultant which plays a critical role during tongue-tie release. In this combination lecture and hands-on course, attendees will be introduced to the concept of laser frenectomies, an increasingly popular method by which dentists and physicians can treat tongue and lip ties in their patients. When: November 5 AND 6, 2021, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: New Jersey Health Professionals Development Institute, 1060 Main Street, River Edge, New Jersey 07661
Cost: Dentists: $875, Physicians/non-dentists: $395
Register and more information: https://www.njhpdi.com/product/tongueties/
Intended audience: Physicians, dentists, speech therapists. IBCLCs, lactation specialists, and/or lactation support groups
CE Credits: 15 credits (in-person), which is recognized by IBLCE