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CDC-USBC Bi-Monthly Coalitions Webinars

The CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the United States Breastfeeding Committee co-host this series of Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinars, held every two months (in even numbered months) on the second Tuesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. ET. They bring together state/territorial/tribal breastfeeding coalitions to share best practices and news and to network and collaborate on issues of national significance.

Access Info

Access to these webinars is open to all interested breastfeeding coalition members. Topic/speaker details are posted 1-2 weeks before each session on this page and in the Coalitions Learning Connection. The recordings and presentation materials from all past sessions are archived below.

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NOTE: To streamline access, these webinars are set up in GotoWebinar as a series. You only need to register for the series once, and you will then receive auto-reminders of each session with the topic/speaker details. Even though you may not be able to attend every webinar session live, the series registration will still send you auto-reminders so that you have easy updates on the topic and links to the live webinar and archives.

Next Webinar

Announcing the 63rd Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinar...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
followed by post-webinar discussion • 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Important Links

  • **Register to access webinar**
  • **Register for Post-Webinar Discussion** (coming soon)
  • Presentation Slides (coming soon)
  • Video Recording (coming soon)

Previous Webinar

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Important Links

Landscape of Donor Milk in the United States

Presented by:
Pauline Sakomoto, Executive Director, Mothers' Milk Bank
Past-President, Human Milk Banking Association of North America 

The Surgeon Generals Call to Action, Action 12, related to donor milk states, Identify and address obstacles to greater availability of safe banked donor milk for fragile infants. Evidence supports the critical role of donated human milk in assisting infants with special needs, such as infants in newborn intensive care units who are unable to receive their own mothers’ milk, to achieve the best possible health outcome. This session will provide a brief history of the emergence of human milk banks, members of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), and talk about challenges to reducing the barriers to greater availability of banked human milk within the context of breastfeeding inequities, disparities in birth outcomes and the state of motherhood in the United States. In December 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics presented a Position paper on Donor Human Milk for the High Risk Infant: Preparation, Safety, and Usage Options in the United States.  There has been a growing recognition of the effectiveness and safety of donor human milk in the neonatal care setting and increasing interest of donor milk use in the newborn nurseries.  This presentation will speak about the emerging landscape of milk collection and distribution from various entities and how to address the Surgeon General’s Call to Action and the AAP Policy for greater availability of safe banked donor milk for fragile infants. This session will address:

  • What is the barrier to equitable distribution of human milk?
  • How do we address the various access methods to milk for families?
  • Who are the players in the conversation of distribution?
  • Why is it a public health imperative that needs to be addressed globally?

Webinar Archives

To search the archives by keyword, speaker name, and more, visit the file library in the Coalitions Learning Connection, OR view the public archives to download slides and handouts and access recording links in chronological order.