The AWHONN KC Metro Chapter meeting for September was a hit. We had 22 participants attend the meeting held at The University of Kansas Hospital. After the webinar New Research and Strategies to Support and Promote Breastfeeding we had a panel of Lactation Consultants from different hospitals sharing their experiences with the Baby Friendly process. We raised $15 for the diaper drive with raffle and give aways from AWHONN and the National Convention. It was great to Network with nurses from at least six different entities. We hope to keep growing our numbers at the next meeting scheduled for November 29th at Overland Park.
The South Central Kansas Chapter meeting was an intimate affair with three members attending. We met at Newman University in a beautiful location that is warm and inviting. We viewed the webinar, New Research and Strategies to Support and Promote Breastfeeding, and discussed breast feeding support in each of our respective areas. One member currently works at a Baby Friendly certified facility and both of the other two members are in varying stages of Baby Friendly certification. It’s great to see hospitals recognize the importance of supporting breast feeding women and putting the work into showing that support with Baby Friendly certification! Our next meeting is scheduled for November 28th.
Virtual attendance update:
We expect to have the technology in place for at least one, if not both of the November meetings to be streamed live so you can participate even if yo are unable to attend in person.