PREMIO JANE GRASSLEY
Para resaltar la excelencia de la lactancia materna en el estado de Idaho, la Coalición de lactancia materna de Idaho ha creado un premio anual para reconocer a una persona que cumple con la Misión y Visión del IBC. El premio anual se entregará a personas que demuestren liderazgo, dedicación y compasión por las familias que amamantan dentro del estado.
La creación del premio se inspiró en las contribuciones y el compromiso de toda la vida de la Dra. Jane Grassley para derribar las barreras a la lactancia materna. A través de su investigación y liderazgo, ha tocado las vidas de muchos y ha dado forma a la trayectoria profesional de numerosos profesionales.
El premio es para reconocer a una persona que ha demostrado una dedicación y liderazgo excepcionales para promover, apoyar y proteger la lactancia materna y romper las barreras para la lactancia materna en Idaho.
Nomine a una persona en su comunidad de Idaho que haya mostrado este tipo de
liderazgo y dedicación. Los miembros de la Junta de la Coalición de Lactancia Materna de Idaho determinarán el destinatario anual y el premio se entregará en la Cumbre de Lactancia Materna de Idaho.
PREMIO LÍDERES PROFESIONALES EJEMPLARES
Este año, IBC desea crear un premio adicional para reconocer a un grupo de líderes en lactancia materna que muestran un liderazgo excepcional y una contribución profesional destacada en la formación del apoyo y el liderazgo de la lactancia en su comunidad. Este grupo puede participar activamente o colaborar con los recursos de la comunidad, al mismo tiempo que brinda protección, promoción y apoyo a la lactancia. Contribuyen a mejorar la lactancia materna, animan e inspiran a otros a aprender y desarrollar las mejores prácticas para ayudar a las nuevas familias. Toman la iniciativa y son responsables de mejorar los servicios de lactancia para las nuevas familias. Nomine al equipo de líderes en lactancia materna de su comunidad para el premio Exemplary Professional Leaders Award.
Individual Award: The Dr. Jane Grassley Excellence in Breastfeeding Award
Group Award: Excellence in Breastfeeding Leadership Award
Employer: BEST Family Leave Benefits
Destinatarios de premios anteriores:
2018- Jane Grassley
2019- Cindy Galloway
2020- Retrasado debido a COVID-19
2021- Pattie Hennequin
DR. JANE GRASSLEY
En 2004, la Dra. Jane Grassley escribió su tesis sobre Comprender la confianza materna en la lactancia materna, un tema que iluminó a lo largo de su carrera. En una serie de publicaciones, honores y premios recibidos sobre temas que van desde el papel de la abuela en el apoyo a la lactancia materna hasta el apoyo a las adolescentes durante el parto, fomentar la confianza en la lactancia materna ha sido un tema común en su investigación. Un tema que brilla en su amor y pasión por la nueva familia y la ha convertido en la mentora que es hoy.
El Dr. Grassley se graduó de la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad de Oklahoma en 1974; Luego viajó a los EE. UU. para continuar su educación y profundizar su pasión por nutrir y apoyar a las madres, los bebés y las familias que amamantan. Obtuvo una maestría en enfermería maternoinfantil de la Universidad de Washington, estudios teológicos del Seminario Fuller en Seattle WA y luego un doctorado en enfermería de la Universidad de Mujeres de Texas.
El Dr. Grassley se mudó al noroeste en 2010 y se unió a la facultad de la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad Estatal de Boise. Ahora es profesora de enfermería y la cátedra de enfermería de Jody DeMeyer. Tiene una cita conjunta con Women's Services en St. Luke's Regional HealthSystem, donde colabora con los consultores de lactancia de los hospitales para desarrollar investigaciones y proyectos de práctica basados en evidencia que apoyen la lactancia materna.
Como consultora de lactancia certificada por la Junta Internacional (IBCLC) durante 20 años, su investigación se ha centrado en áreas relacionadas con la promoción y el apoyo a la lactancia materna. Su investigación actual se centra en los usos de las tecnologías móviles para facilitar el apoyo de la comunidad a la madre que amamanta a un bebé prematuro tardío o prematuro. Su enfoque siempre está invertido en comprender cómo nosotros puede fomentar la confianza de las madres en la lactancia.
2019 Jane Grassley
Breastfeeding Award of Excellence recipient:
CYNTHIA GALLOWAY, RDN, LD, IBCLC, A mother of 9 and grandmother of 28, is a lover of life, faith, family and friends. She spends her free time with her husband Dave recreating in the mountains and rivers of Idaho and sharing time with loved ones. A graduate of Bingham Young University in 1976, Cindy pursued a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist and later IBCLC, which paved a career of nourishing breastfeeding families in Idaho.
Cindy is a Senior Public Health Registered Dietitian, Breastfeeding Coordinator and Peer Counseling Manager for the WIC Program at Central District Health Department in Boise, Idaho. CDH is blessed by Cindy’s leadership, compassion and dedication to Public Health, Peer Counselors, and WIC staff and families.
Cindy was the Founding Chair of the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition, in which She co-chaired the First and Second Annual Idaho Breastfeeding Summits in 2017 and 2018. She continues to serve on the IBC Board and the Summit Planning Committee in 2019. She also facilitates the Treasure Valley Breastfeeding Coalition.
Cindy coauthored Education for WIC Peer Counselors about Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant published in the Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior. This partnership lead to further engagements such as presenting how “the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition facilitates Hospital and WIC Community Partnership” for the CDC-USBC Bi-monthly Coalitions Webinar Series, She was a speaker at the 2018 National WIC Association Annual Education and Training Conference and most recently this partnership was presented in a webinar for ILCA, Bridging the Gap: A Partnership between a Hospital System and Public Health (WIC) Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and Staff.
Under her leadership the CDH WIC Agency was the Recipient of the Gold Premier United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services; WIC Loving Support Award of Excellence for Exemplary Breastfeeding Support and Practices.
Cindy's has a passion supporting and advocating breastfeeding families and has helped lay the foundation for the IBC. Nominated by her coworkers at WIC, Community Partners and friends, Cindy Galloway is the 2nd recipient of the Jane Grassley Breastfeeding Excellence Award.
2021 Jane Grassley
Breastfeeding Award of Excellence recipient:
Patricia "Pattie" Hennequin
Patricia Hennequin, BSN, RN, IBCLC, graduated from Boise State University, earning a BS in Nursing in 2003. In 2009, a few years after the birth of her son, she decided to follow her passion and pursue a career in Maternal-Child Nursing. With the desire to broaden her bed side skills in Labor and Delivery, she trained as a Doula and Childbirth Educator, opening the door to adult education for expecting families. She quickly learned that assisting mothers in lactation was a natural fit and fell in line with her love to educate. Certified as an IBCLC in 2012, Pattie now works with new mothers at St. Alphonsus in Boise on Postpartum, NICU and Pediatrics in-patient units and in the outpatient setting.
As a Senior Lactation Consultant at St. Alphonsus, she is responsible for curriculum and program development for the Lactation Department including the prenatal breastfeeding class for expecting parents and staff perinatal breastfeeding education in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She facilitates the Breastfeeding Mothers' weekly support group and Pumping for Work and School.
Pattie has shared her skills with other professionals in the Treasure Valley and Eastern Oregon through teaching breastfeeding workshops with an emphasis on teaching the adult learner. In 2016, Pattie joined the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalitions Board and has played an instrumental role in the planning and facilitating the Annual Idaho Breastfeeding Summit in 2017, 2018 and 2019. With enthusiasm and great vision for the Coalitions presence in the State of Idaho, Pattie was elected Vice Chair of the IBC in 2019.
In her free time you will find Pattie with her family on her small acreage farm in Emmett, Idaho. There you will find her nurturing their menagerie of animals, or with her hands deep in garden soil, or soaking up the elements exploring Idaho’s wild lands on ski’s, in a raft, or good old fashioned hiking boots.
2022 Jane Grassley
Breastfeeding Award of Excellence recipient:
Elizabeth "Betsy" Ayers
Betsy began her lactation support journey with the La Leche League during her first pregnancy. She describes her experiences this way.
“I was working as a postpartum RN at the Harvard teaching hospital,
Brigham and Women’s in Boston. My education about breastfeeding during
my BSN at Creighton in the late 70’s was sorely lacking. For example, I remember teaching that staying latched for a very short time, a few minutes, would prevent sore nipples. I guess that might work if you were able to latch very frequently. Of course this was not the case at that time, since babies were expected to only nurse at scheduled times. We planned a home birth and attended birthing classes that included breastfeeding education taught by our midwife. We knew very few couples with babies and did not live near our families.
Neither my husband nor I had been breastfed. My mom had twilight sleep (morphine/scopolamine) and doesn’t remember holding me for the first week. My husband’s mother said she had a breast infection and was unable to nurse. The nurses I worked with nursed only until they returned to work in six-to-eight weeks.
I did know that the benefits of breastfeeding were supposed to last much longer. I sought out other women that had successfully breastfed and found my tribe with LLL in a suburb outside of Boston. This is where I observed happy and healthy babies and toddlers nursing. My bible was the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding which
encouraged ‘awake and aware’ childbirth and prenatal breastfeeding education including attending monthly LLL meetings with focus on early stages of latching to nutrition and weaning.
I became a LLL Leader after our second daughter was born in the late 1980’s after we moved to rural PA outside of Allentown. I had met the prerequisites for Leadership including nursing for at least one year, choosing to introduce complementary foods when we observed readiness and acknowledging that breastfeeding is the optimal way to nourish, nurture and comfort the baby. I found that I really enjoyed sharing what had worked for my family with other women, and offering mother to mother support.
Another tenant of LLL Leaders was to provide education, as well as use listening skills, to empower women to make decisions about feeding their children along with their health care provider. I was inspired by
another RN who was an IBCLC at the hospital where I worked part-time in labor and delivery to become an Area Professional Liaison between health care providers and other LLL Leaders to answer more technical
and legal questions.
After moving across the country to Caldwell Idaho in the early 90’s, I continued to be a LLL Leader and most of my friendships developed from these early groups. These friendships continue to today, 30 years later. Boise and surrounding Canyon Country and Ontario OR had at least 20 Leaders with numerous monthly meetings including basic series meetings, evaluation meetings and toddler meetings. I was also involved in robust family celebrations for World Breastfeeding Week including picnics in the park with community vendors and record- setting Latch-On’s.
I sponsored an educational human lactation opportunity featuring nursing LLL mothers in my husband’s developmental biology class at College of Idaho. This was an eye-opening experience for both male and female students. LLL also sponsored Molly Pessl RN, BSN, IBCLC, FILCA from Evergreen hospital, the 1st Baby Friendly Hospital in the US, who presented a breastfeeding educational program at St Luke’s Hospital.
Another one of my LLL accomplishments, is starting the first LLL group in Singapore during my husband’s six-month sabbatical there in late 90’s. I was also able to meet and get to know the first IBCLC in Asia, Doris Fok. I became an IBCLC in 1993 and continued as a Lactation Consultant at St. Luke’s initially in Boise, then
developed current Lactation Programs at Meridian and Nampa. I retired from LLL after 30 years. All in all, La Leche League and mothering through breastfeeding has provided guidance in both my professional and personal life.”
Proceso de selección y solicitud de premios
Las nominaciones para ambos premios estarán abiertas hasta el 1 de mayo de 2022. Los miembros de la Junta de la Coalición de Lactancia Materna de Idaho harán la selección y los ganadores serán premiados en la Cumbre de Lactancia Materna de Idaho 2022.
Envíe su formulario de nominación en línea a continuación o descargue el formulario y envíenos un correo electrónico a: Idahobreastfeeding@gmail.com