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24 October, 2019
Wichita, KS,

October 24 & 25

Register now for one or both days HERE.

Registration is $120 for Oct. 24th which includes continuing education for RDs, RNs and CERPs.  Registration is FREE for Oct. 25th and includes 3 hours of continuing education for RDs, RNs, and CERPS.

Location: Holiday Inn Wichita East I35, 549 S Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67207

Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms has been reserved for October 23 and 24 for $93 per night. Click here to choose your dates and make your reservations. 

Exhibitors and a bookstore, featuring speaker’s books, will be available.  Book signing by speakers will be available. Cash and checks preferred.  Credit cards accepted.

Download the flyer (pdf)


Thursday, October 24
(Clinical Day, Registration fee of $120)
7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Welcome
8:00 – 9:00 Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Exclusive Pumping – Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC
9:00 – 10:00  Recipient Mothers’ Experiences of Human Milk Sharing: An Opportunity for Support – Rebecca McCloskey, MSW, LISW-S
10:00-10:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Breastfeeding’s Trio of Trouble: Hypoglycemia, hyperbilirubinemia, & weight loss – Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch (included)
12:45 – 1:45 To Cut or Not to Cut: Making the Decision with Tethered Oral Tissues – Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC
1:45 – 3:15 Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin and Stress – Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
3:15 – 3:30 Break & Light Snacks
3:30 – 4:45 Weighing in on Obesity and Breastfeeding – Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
3:45 – 4:00  Closing Comments

Friday, October 25
(Community Engagement, FREE Registration)

7:15 – 7:45 Registration & continental breakfast
7:45 – 8:00 Welcome and Introductions – Lisette Jacobson, Chair, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition
8:00 – 9:30 What We Can Learn from Fed is Best – Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
9:30 – 10:30 Success Stories from Kansas:

  • Addressing Racial Disparities in Kansas – Dr. Stacy Yeager and Stephanne Rupnicki
  • Neosho County: Outreach success – Stephanie Henry
  • KBC Mini-grant sharing
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming Racial Health Disparities and Childhood Adversity – Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch (included)
<p”>1:00 – 2:00 State of Breastfeeding in Kansas:

  • Landscape of Breastfeeding Support in Kansas – Lisette Jacobson, Chair, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Celebration Moments:
    • Communities Supporting Breastfeeding – Lisette Jacobson
    • High 5 for Mom & Baby & Baby-Friendly Hospitals – Gwen Whittit, Coordinator, High 5 for Mom & Baby
  • Member Section Updates
2:00 – 2:15 Break and light snacks

2:15 – 3:30

The Power of Local Breastfeeding Coalitions: New Toolkit – Panel of local breastfeeding coalition leaders
3:30 – 4:15 Returning to Work: How to Set Parents Up for Success – Panel of Human Resources, child care provider, mother, and lactation consultant
4:150 – 4:30 Closing Comments – Dr. Sarah Jolley, Chair-Elect, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition











Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0025-1127

Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points has been submitted to the
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Exhibitor Opportunity:

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is accepting applications for exhibitor spaces at our 2019 Breastfeeding Conference, October 24-25, 2019 in Wichita.  Exhibitor fee is only $150. Please read the Exhibitor Terms & Conditions and complete the Exhibitor Application and Contract, including payment of the $150 fee, to reserve a space.


Partial funding for this conference is provided by: