To promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in Oklahoma.
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A partnership of the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates, the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Initiative seeks to recognize work sites that support a woman’s right to breastfeed.
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Coalition members may sign up with the United States Breastfeeding Committee for bimonthly CDC-sponsored webinars on breastfeeding advocacy topics of national importance and regional conference calls for learning and collaboration. Look for notices in your email, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A rolling list of INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES related to maternal health, birth, and breastfeeding is now being maintained by Lamaze International.
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AWHONN Conference April 29-30, 2015 Oklahoma City, OUHSC/Samis
OSDH Lactation Management course August 17-21
Oklahoma Lactation Consultant Association Annual Conference, August 28 Samis Education Center
NEW COBA MEETING PLACE AND TIME FOR 2015 on THIRD Thursdays of the quarterly month: January 15, April 16, July 16, and October 15 at
OUHSC Samis Education Center, West Boardroom, Level 1, 12 noon to 1:30.
Bring your own lunch or come early to pick one up at the OU Children's cafeteria or Kamp's Cafe. Free parking at OU Children's Hospital in the Events lot.
The 2015 OSDH WIC Annual Breastfeeding Symposium takes place Friday, June 12 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Speakers on the Agenda include nursing and public health expert Dr. Clifton J. Kenon, Jr. DNP, RN, IBCLC and feeding and swallowing disorders experts Robin P. Glass, BS, OTR, IBCLC, and Lynn S. Wolf, MOT, OTR, IBCLC. Registration is now open!
Born of our Continuity of Care Connections Project, COBA Baby Café brings both peer and professional breastfeeding support to communities where their accessibility has been limited. Flyers about COBA Baby Café dates at our first two locations through the end of June are available here and here -- please distribute the link and hard copies widely! Look for COBA Baby Café on Facebook, follow @cobababycafe on Twitter, or call 405-701-5099 for the latest information on COBA Baby Café, including our NEWEST location which opened April 21, 2015 at Oklahoma City Indian Clinic! Please spread the word!
At COBA Baby Café, a mother who is breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed can find a relaxed, informal, place to:
- Chat with other moms and build her confidence
- Get one-to-one help from professionally trained staff
- Look at books, leaflets and DVDs
- Enjoy refreshments
- Bring her partner and other supporters
- Bring her older children who may complete a craft project