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Maternity Care & Infant Feeding in Indian Country

The Breastfeeding Center, Boston Medical Center

Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)

Maternity Care & Infant Feeding in Indian Country

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pre-Conference Reception
A reception to honor IHS and tribal Baby-Friendly hospitals the evening before the conference, April 30th, 5 to 7 pm. The event is free to individuals working in American Indian and Alaska Native Health, and included in the standard registration cost.
19 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Free Conference Registration
The conference is free to individuals working in American Indian and Alaska Native Health. If you have questions about your eligibility please email
32 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Standard Registration
The standard registration ticket includes the cost of attending the pre-conference reception.
39 Tickets Ended $99.00 $3.47

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Event Details

Pre-Conference Reception: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

Main Conference: Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)


 Here are a few key pieces of information about our conference:


  • The one day conference is a summit for health care professionals and the community on the past, present, and future of maternity care and infant feeding in Indian Country, focusing on promoting breastfeeding through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, community outreach, and compliance with the WHO Code.
  •  Keynote speakers include:

Gayle Dine’Chacon

MD; former Surgeon General, Navajo Nation;

Director, Center for Native American Health, University of New Mexico



Rafael Perez-Escamilla

PhD; Professor, Yale School of Public Health; Chair, Global Nutrition Council, American Society
for Nutrition

  • The conference is free of charge to anyone whose employment relates to Native Americans and maternal child care/healthcare.
  • THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ACCOMMODATION SCHOLARSHIPS IS NOW CLOSED-We are offering limited numbers of free hotel rooms on a first come, first served basis for the night of April 30. We encourage at least 2 people from each hospital/workplace to attend. If you agree to share a room with a colleague, this will allow us to accommodate more people (Rooms will be paid for by our conference sponsor, The Kellogg Foundation, a WHO Code compliant company).
  • If you would like to book your own room at the Hyatt please call (888) 421-1442 and let them know you will be attending this conference hosted by Boston Medical Center. If needed, our official group code is "BIOM." In order to receive our reduced conference rate please book your room by March 31st .
  • THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS IS NOW CLOSED-A very limited number of travel scholarships are also available. Please contact if you are interested.
  • The conference is sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation and held in collaboration with the United States Breastfeeding Committee

For more information email:

Have questions about Maternity Care & Infant Feeding in Indian Country? Contact The Breastfeeding Center, Boston Medical Center

When & Where

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)

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The Breastfeeding Center, Boston Medical Center

Founded in 1999, and part of the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC), The Breastfeeding Center is one of the most prominent breastfeeding research, teaching, and advocacy centers in the United States. Our areas of work include hospital policy change, obesity prevention, and American Indian/Alaska Native breastfeeding promotion and support.

Happy Breastfeeding Mom and BabyNationally, The Breastfeeding Center is supporting the growth and development of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), which promotes optimal maternity care for all women, and increases breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity.  Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC, Director of The Breastfeeding Center, is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Human Lactation(JHL), the official journal of the International Lactation Consultant Association.

The Center works together with the clinical lactation team at BMC, Massachusetts’ first Baby-Friendly hospital, and with academic affiliates at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. 


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