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Oak Glen Conference Room

Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center

19551 Hess Avenue

Sonora, CA 95370

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Conference Schedule

7:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 Welcome Address

(A) Active listening: What are moms really saying? -- Mary Wagner Davis
(B) #BreastfeedingHelp: Support & promotion of breastfeeding online -- Michelle Beutel

10:30 Break

10:45 MILK BANKING AND SHARING: Risks, benefits, and ethics -- Pauline Sakamoto

12-1 LUNCH and MILK DRIVE 1-4 pm*

Galactagogues/lactogenic foods, essential oils, homeopathics, acupressure, therapeutic breast massage, mammary constriction syndrome -- Cheryl Scott

2:45 Break

Marijuana, gut microbiome / epigenetics, e-cigarettes, safe sleep update, tattoos and body modification -- Cheryl Scott

4:30 Evaluations

* Milk Drive 1-4 pm for the San Jose Mother’s Milk Bank

Mothers may drop in to be screened, donate milk, and be referred for lab tests.

Our Speakers

Mary Wagner-Davis, MS, MFT, IBCLC -- As a lactation consultant, Mary uses the skills she developed as a Marriage Family Therapist on a daily basis. Mary recently retired as an LLL Leader after 20 years.

Michelle Beutel, IBCLC -- Has been a La Leche League Leader in Stockton for over 10 years, and also served as a Lactation consultant for the San Joaquin WIC program. A social media enthusiast, Michelle manages an active LLL facebook page.

Pauline Sakamoto, MS, RN, PHN -- Executive Director of the San Jose Mother’s Milk Bank. Pauline is a lactation specialist and expert in public health policy and management, and a popular speaker on milk banking issues.

Cheryl Scott, PhD, RN, IBCLC -- Has 35 years of experience in NICU and postpartum nursing and inpatient lactation consulting. She helped develop programs and standards for Kaiser Northern California and researched several projects. Cheryl is a published author, international speaker, and co-chairperson for Kaiser Lactation Associates (KALA).

Learning Objectives

At the end of the conference, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand basic counseling skills of active listening, attending, clarifying, asking open ended questions, summarizing, and problem solving.

  2. Recognize key social media platforms utilized by new families to gain answers to breastfeeding questions.

  3. Identify the ethics of human milk distribution.

  4. List 3 specific galactagogues and 3 lactogenic foods known to have reputation for increasing milk supply.

  5. Cite 2 precautions regarding marijuana for breastfeeding mothers

Who Should Attend

This workshop is recommended for: Doctors, Nurses, Lactation Consultants and Counselors, WIC Employees, Dietitians, Social Workers, and others who are interested in supporting families in the continuation of breastfeeding.

Please no children other than quiet babies in arms, six months and under. Mothers with fussy babies may be asked to step outside.

Continuing Education

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12847, for 6.5 contact hours.
Provider: Tuolumne County Health Department.
Application for CERPs has been submitted to IBCLE.

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Silver Level:

-Sonora Regional Medical Center

-California Health Collaborative - RPPC Program

-Black Oak Casino

Bronze Level:

-Tuolumne County WIC Program

Mail-in / Check Registration Available

If you would prefer to mail a check to register, please contact us for a mail-in registration form: (209) 591-8524 or

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