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January 7, 2013


Local Agency Conference Call

The next Local Agency conference call will take place on Thursday, February 7th from 9-11am. (Not 8am as previously reported!) The call will include some training on the next release of M-SPIRIT software.


Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Documentation, Contact Topics and Referral Reasons

In order to provide information on the local agency selected BPCP measurable indicators, documentation of contacts and referrals must be made in a consistent manner. For instructions on documentation of BPC contacts in M-SPIRT, please click here. In the next version of M-SPIRIT, changes can be made to the Contact Topic and Referral Reasons for BPC. Attached are the current listings for these two items, click here for a copy. Please submit any suggested additions to Chris by January 18th.


WIC Futures Study Group Meeting

The January 22nd and April 23rd meetings have been rescheduled for May 1st & 2nd in Helena. The State WIC staff have been working on the quality improvement measures but we still have some work to do! The funding formula for 2014 will also be discussed during the May meeting.


Materials from the December Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training in Bozeman

Counseling the High Needs Mother - Bibliography

Marijuana Use and Breastfeeding - Handout

Texting to Enhance PC Effectiveness - Bibliography, Handout

Tongue & Lip Mobility - Bibliography, Brochure, Handout

Understanding Personality Disorders - Table

Why Can't That Baby Latch? - Bibliography


Evergreen is Offering Perinatal Courses

Evergreen is offering several courses on breastfeeding topics and announcing their upcoming online courses. For more information click here.


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