On Friday, June 9, 2017, Nancy Brown our newest Board Member attended the Gift Statewide Hospital Summit meeting on behalf of NorthLBC.
She had the pleasure of meeting with the Ochsner Milk Bank program and discussed setting up a depot in North Louisiana. She also conversed with the Acadiana Breastfeeding Coalition in regards to the onesies they make and sell as a fundraiser.
Dr. Paula Schreck, MD, IBCLC, FABM was the keynote speaker and addressed breastfeeding and the drug dependent woman, breastfeeding compatibility and medications, as well as physician education.
Ochsner also had representatives present on the Coffective prenatal education materials. Ryan Comfort, co-founder of Coffective, also shared that they will be simplifying the videos to use prenatally and working with hospitals to have them more accessible and streamline. The DHH also spoke on how far The Gift has come in the last several years and how the State of Louisiana can see their efforts and hard work.