This year, the theme for National Breastfeeding Month is Together We Can Do Great Things, which celebrates the power and impact of our collective efforts. The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee’s vision of thriving families and communities cannot be achieved by any one person, or by just one organization. It happens with daily effort by us all, and by working together to make change. We look forward to celebrating all efforts in service to babies, families, and human milk feeding during August.
National Breastfeeding Month 2022 Weekly Observances:
- Week 1: World Breastfeeding Week
- Week 2: Indigenous Milk Medicine Week
- Week 3: Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week
- Week 4: Black Breastfeeding Week
Lactation Support for LGBTQ+ Families Presentation on Aug. 18
Join NCDHHS' Breastfeeding Coordination Team on Aug. 18 from 10 to 11 am for a presentation entitled Inclusive Lactation Support for LGBTQ+ Families to learn about providing more inclusive lactation support for LGBTQ+ families in NC. Together, we will begin to examine our own biases about breastfeeding, understand the importance of inclusive language in lactation care and identify ways to use more inclusive language in culturally appropriate patient care and healthcare promotion. This presentation is appropriate for state and local health department staff working in perinatal, infant and child/adolescent health programs. The target audience includes Nurses, Family Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, physicians working in Maternal and Child Health clinics CMHRP, and CMARC Care Managers (0-5 year old’s), Nutritionists, Health Educators, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Lay Leaders, Home Visitors, Community Health Workers.
1.25 NCPD contact hours and up to 1.25 Recertification Credits may be earned upon successful completion. Participants must attend 100% of the educational activity and complete the online course evaluation. The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.