Conference registration OPENS IN MAY. Please email or call 781.893.3553 if further information is needed.
Breastfeeding in the Bay State 2019
Breastfeeding in the Bay State is an annual conference for lactation professionals, doctors, midwives, doulas, nutritionists, volunteer breastfeeding counselors and others interested in evidence-based breastfeeding information. The conference is followed by the annual meeting for the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition; all are welcome.
Cost: $150 general admission; $175 if requesting CME. With options for MBC membership at reduced rate
Registration is ONLY available in advance – there will be no walk-ins accepted! Seating at the conference is on a first-come, first-served basis. Later arrivals might be seated in an overflow room with video.
The registration deadline is TBD. If you choose to pay by check, payment MUST be RECEIVED by the registration deadline or you will no longer be considered registered. It is your responsibility to ensure that we receive your check on time. Requests for cancellation and refund can be made until TBD. Refunds will be the cost of registration minus a $10 handling fee. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. If you have questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 781-893-3553.
7:30-8:15 Registration, Continental breakfast
8:15-8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Sherry Spacco RN, IBCLC, MBC Chair
“The Longterm Legacy: Breastmilk, the Epigenome, and Microbiome” Laurel Wilson
“WHO updates to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: What that means to Massachusetts.”
Trish MacEnroe, BS, Chief Executive Officer Baby Friendly USA
“MDPH Breastfeeding Updates” Ellen Tolan RD, LDN, IBCLC WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinator
“The Boston Breastfeeding Coalition-Collaborations to Build Equity & Support” Erica Pike, MS, CLC Communications and Policy Manager Vital Village Network
“Breastfeeding’s Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse: Hypoglycemia, Hyponatremia, Weight Loss, and Hyperbilirubinemia” Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC
“Pasteurized Human Donor Human Milk & Cultural Sensitivity” Naomi Bar-Yam Ph.D. Executive Director, Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast
“The Impact of Social Media on New Parents”
5:00 – 7:00 pm Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Meeting (open to all – light dinner included. Please RSVP when you register for the conference)
Continuing Education credits have been granted as follows:
The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education (UMMS-OCME) and Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. The UMMS-OCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
IBLCE has approved this event for: TBD
This presentation conforms to Continuing Education requirements under 244 CMR 5.00 for TBD contact hours for Registered Nurses.