- Congratulations to Hillcrest Medical Center, Oklahoma's 8th hospital designated Baby-Friendly, and Tulsa's 1st! The national average of babies born in a Baby-Friendly hospital is 25%. With the designation of Hillcrest Medical Center, the percentage of Oklahoma babies born in a Baby-Friendly hospital has risen to 20%. Hillcrest is a teaching hospital, which makes this designation significant because their new physicians will be trained in an environment of best practices for maternal/newborn care.
- COBA and the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) have put together a Guide to the Rights of Breastfeeding Employees in Oklahoma that shows how federal and state laws affect Oklahoma working parents. Spread the word!
- You can now support COBA by signing up with Giving Assistant to donate your cash back from online shopping with a great selection of retailers!
Events for Advocates & Professionals
- Friday, February 22, 2019, Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma Summit, sponsored by the by the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC) featuring keynote speakers Cathy Carothers BLA, IBCLC, FILCA and Joan Younger Meek, MD, MS, RD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC. Approved for 6.5 CNE hours. Samis Education Center, Oklahoma City. Click here for more details and registration links.
- Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Baby Shower, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fire Lake Arena, Shawnee. For expecting parents and those with children up to age 1 from the CPN & others in Pottawatomie, Lincoln, Cleveland, Payne, Seminole & Eastern Oklahoma Counties. Vendor space available.
- "Making Breastfeeding Easier" & "Breastfeeding Basics and Beyond" Trainings: Free one-day and two-day classes for health care providers held in Oklahoma City, provided by the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC) with funding from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Check the OBRC Training Page to register. Contact OBRC at OBRC@ouhsc.edu to arrange a class at your location.
- Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12-13, Lactation Cram Course hosted by OSDH WIC, presented by Lactation Education Consultants. An intensive, fast-paced, evidence-based cram course designed as a review addressing all areas on the IBLCE exam. Due to limited seating, registration will be prioritized for those taking the IBLCE exam within the next year or two, with a waiting list for those who need CERPs. Please fill out the Registration Form by February 15 and contact Halie Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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