Breastfeeding 2017
Breastfeeding 2017

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Meridian Center

1420 East Broadway Court

Newton, KS 67114

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Featuring Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, FABM, this dynamic program focuses on the relationship between maternal coping and breastfeeding success, and how these interact with maternal physical and psychological health.

La Leche League of Kansas uses Paypal online merchant services. You do not need a Paypal account in order to complete this transaction. Payment may be made using any debit/credit card, Paypal account or eCheck. Follow the instructions for payment through Paypal as a guest if you choose to use a debit/credit card. Registrants with a Paypal account may choose to pay using eCheck.

Registration Fee: $110

Late Registration Fee (after 2/24/2017): $135

Check your e-mail after completing registration through EventBrite. If you do not have a confirmation e-mail, you are NOT registered. Contact Lori at 785.532.8072 or if you have questions about your registration.

Continuing education credits have been applied for through the KS State Board of Nursing, KS Department for Aging and Disability Services and International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. La Leche League of Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nurse education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider number is pending.

Program Schedule

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

8:15 a.m. Establishing the 4th Trimester – Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, FABM - Importance of the 4th trimester for the development of the mother-baby dyad. Common postpartum complications and barriers to care, and new approaches to integrated care.

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression – Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, FABM - Links between breastfeeding difficulties and maternal mood disorders. Evidence-based approaches to both support breastfeeding and manage maternal mood disorders.

11:30 a.m. Luncheon

12:45 p.m. Does Breastfeeding Prevent Metabolic Syndrome or does Metabolic Syndrome Prevent Breastfeeding? – Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, FABM - Review of the evidence linking lactation with maternal cardiometabolic health. Discussion of appropriate breastfeeding support for mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors.

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Building a Breastfeeding Culture – Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, FABM - The mismatch between breastfeeding promotion strategies and maternal experiences of breastfeeding. How an understanding maternal self-efficacy and behavior change theory can indicate strategies for reclaiming breastfeeding as the cultural norm.

4 p.m. Closing, Evaluations, and CE Credits

*Continental breakfast and lunch buffet will be provided.

Hotel Accommodations

Adjacent to the Meridian Center, the Holiday Inn Express will offer our registrants sleeping rooms (up to four adults) at the special rate of $94. Please request the “KS La Leche League” special rate before 2/22/17. You are encouraged to make your reservation early.

Holiday Inn Express, 1430 E. Broadway Court, 316-804-7040,

Mothers' Lounge

While La Leche League welcomes little ones to our conferences, due to the technical nature of continuing education sessions, we require that attendance by children be limited to quiet infants-in-arms. Space will be available at the back of the room for mothers with babies. We ask that mothers be aware of any situation, including happy baby noises, that may break the concentration of those attending the session to acquire education credits. Monitors will closely evaluate the noise level during the program and are instructed to courteously assist attendees who must leave the room to meet their children's needs. Your consideration of other attendees is truly appreciated.

The Mothers’ Lounge is available for use throughout the day for mothers who want to express their milk or relax with their babies. There is no refrigerator to store expressed milk, so please bring a cooler. LLL of KS offers our sincerest gratitude to the Meridian Center for sponsoring our Mothers’ Lounge.

Presented by La Leche League of Kansas

Funds for this program are provided in part by Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Nutrition, and WIC Services

Our Mission

Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

LLL of Kansas and Oklahoma Continuing Education Planning Committee

Shara Carter-Howell, Accredited Leader

Barb Gabbert-Bacon, Accredited Leader

Lori Harlan, Accredited Leader

Ronda Hixon, Accredited Leader

Becky Hugh, IBCLC, Accredited Leader

Sandy Moore-Furneaux, Accredited Leader

Ruth Piatak, IBCLC, Area Professional Liaison, Accredited Leader

Robin Rziha, RN, IBCLC, Accredited Leader

Laura Stevenson, Accredited Leader

Melinda Toumi, PhD, IBCLC, Accredited Leader

Jane Tuttle, EdD, Accredited Leader

Theresa Weigel, IBCLC, Accredited Leader


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions about the program, payment, or registration procedure, please contact Lori at 785.532.8072 or

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. It is not required to bring your printed ticket.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be granted until 2/24/2017, minus a $25 administration fee.

After 2/24/2017, no refunds will be given.

To ask for a refund, find your EventBrite confirmation e-mail and follow the link under "Your Account" to log in to your EventBrite account.

If you do not have an account, you will be able to sign up at that time. After logging in, select "Tickets," select "Breastfeeding 2017," and then select "cancel order." You will receive an e-mail confirming the refund/cancellation. If you have problems with the refund procedure, please contact Lori at

The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No. We need specific information on each participant to meet requirements from certifying organizations. The ticket is transferrable until 2/24/2017. Please contact Lori at to arrange for ticket transfer to another name. If you cannot attend and you do not have a replacement, you may request a refund (minus the $25 administrative fee) until 2/24/2017. After 2/24/17, ticket transfers cannot be made.

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Meridian Center

1420 East Broadway Court

Newton, KS 67114

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