-You can now support COBA with your Amazon Smile benefits!
-COBA Baby Café now has FOUR locations in Oklahoma City! Drop in at our new Shepherd Mall location on alternate Mondays between 12 noon and 2 p.m. for peer and professional breastfeeding support with COBA hospitality!
- Congratulations to Comanche County Memorial Hospital and W. W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah on receiving the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation! These hospitals join INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center and Claremore Indian Hospital in being recognized by Baby-Friendly USA as Oklahoma's hospitals reliably following the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
- The United States Department of Labor recently benefited an Oklahoma family by enforcing the breastfeeding accommodation provision in the Affordable Care Act's amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act. The mother's former employer has had to provide back pay due to intimidation and retaliation, and has agreed to follow the law going forward. To prevent this kind of difficulty, look to COBA for employee guidance on communicating with employers about breastfeeding, and employer guidance on practical ways to comply with breastfeeding laws.
Events for Advocates and Professionals
-Making Breastfeeding Easier: Free classes for hospital staff held at the Samis Education Center in Oklahoma City.
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center.
2016 dates are January 26, April 29, July 13, and October 20.
Contact Becky Mannel to arrange a class at your location.
-April 30, 2016 COBA General Meeting from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for call-in information.
-July 25-29, 2016 Lactation Counselor Training Course sponsored by Agape Doula Service.
-July 30, 2016 COBA General Meeting from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Room 3106 in Building 3 on the OU Tulsa campus (4502 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135). Contact email@example.com for call-in information.
Page last updated 4/13/16 by RMP.