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Kansas 2022 Breastfeeding Conference


Thursday, October 13

The first day of the conference will focus on “hot topics” in lactation to provide clinical skills and breastfeeding knowledge for healthcare professionals and others who serve families. The registration fee for Day 1 is $139 and will include continuing education for nurses and dietitians. 6.75 L-CERPs; 6.75 contact hours for Kansas Licensed Dietitians; and 8.1 contact hours for Kansas Nurses (RN, APRN, LPN).

8:00 – 8:15Registration and Welcome
8:15 – 9:30Recognizing When Things are Heading South: Investigating for Low Milk Production —Lisa Marasco
9:30 -9:45Break
9:45 – 11:15Is it Their Hormones? Hormonal Imbalances and Insufficient Milk Supply Lisa Marasco
11:15 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 12:45Counseling for the Lactation Professional in a Diverse World—Lydia Boyd
12:45 – 1:30Lunch
1:30– 2:45Understanding the Mysterious Milk Ejection Reflex —Lisa Marasco
2:45 – 3:00Break
3:00 – 4:30Can You Really Eat Your Way to Making More Milk? A Look at Lactogenic Foods—Lisa Marasco


Friday, October 14

The second day of the conference will focus on the policies and systems needed to successfully create communities supporting breastfeeding. Registration for Day 2 will be FREE. Continuing Education will NOT be provided.

8:30 – 8:40Welcome & Orientation 
8:40 – 9:40Emerging Leaders: Success Stories Across Kansas—Panel Discussion
9:40 – 9:50Break
9:50 – 10:50Breastfeeding in the Black Community: An Act of Resistance—Lydia Boyd
10:50 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:00Professional Lactation Education: Dismantling Racial Disparities in the Lactation Field—Lydia Boyd
12:00 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 3:00State of Breastfeeding in Kansas
New KBC Programs
First 1,000 Days Kansas: An Introduction into Advocacy
Mini-Grant Reports
3:00 – 3:15Break
3:15 – 3:45Annual Meeting – Board transition, Section Updates
3:45 – 4:00Closing

Continuing education for nurses, dietitians, and lactation support providers has been applied for with the accrediting organizations for Thursday’s sessions ONLY.