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May 2, 2016 Details of the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners: Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice in Chicago

Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Practice in Chicago


David M. Brottman, MD, FAAP – Arlington Pediatrics, Ltd., Arlington Heights, IL

Katherine Shepherd, MD, IBCLC – Kids First Pediatric Partners, Skokie, IL

Monday, May 2, 2016
Buffet Dinner 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Special Functions Dining Room, 10th Floor
Presentation: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Johnson Auditorium

Johnson Auditorium
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 West Dempster
Park Ridge, IL 60068

As breastfeeding rates increase, and the Affordable Care Act is implemented, new parents are demanding more lactation support from their health care providers. Learn from two area providers who have created models of breastfeeding friendly care, to identify ways you can improve breastfeeding support and breastfeeding outcomes in your practice.

Sponsored by the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Presentation Objectives:

After the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the components of a breastfeeding friendly practice.
  • Understand research findings related to consistent lactation support and breastfeeding duration.
  • Discuss ways to integrate breastfeeding support and obtaining reimbursement into primary care practice.
  • Identify opportunities for primary care providers to develop breastfeeding support skills.

Dr. David Brottman, has always valued and recognized the importance of breastfeeding
and lactation services. He assembled a team of consultants as part of his group pediatric
practice to follow the breastfeeding dyad from prenatal classes, to the community
hospital at birth and into the pediatric office for continuity of care. At the Breastfeeding
Center of Chicago, the team conducts research projects, creates instructional YouTube
videos, offers lactation master classes for health professionals, provides support groups
for mothers and uses a new lactation Electronic Health Record.

Dr. Katherine Shepherd, is a pediatrician in Skokie, IL. She has had an interest
in breastfeeding medicine since she started practicing and achieved her IBCLC status in
2014. She then opened the Chicago Breastfeeding Center within her existing pediatric
practice, with the goal of treating and supporting both newborns and their mothers in one

Dr. Brottman and Dr. Shepherd received the CABC's Breastfeeding-Friendly Physician
Award in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

About the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Founded in 2003, the CABC is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving health outcomes among Chicago area families by removing barriers to breastfeeding. The CABC was originally formed as an umbrella organization representing area groups and individuals working with breastfeeding families. Members include physicians, nurse-practitioners, nurses, lactation consultants, dietitians, nutritionists, midwives, public health staff, childbirth educators, doulas, mother-to-mother breastfeeding peer counselors, parents, and occupational and speech therapists.

Ongoing activities include breastfeeding conferences, physician events, and quarterly meetings. These and other special activities are described on our website: www.ChicagoAreaBFC.org.

Five CABC Breastfeeding-Friendly Practitioner Awards

At this dinner seminar, five “Breastfeeding-Friendly” awards will be given to recognize primary care providers—physicians and/or nurse-practitioners—who were nominated by the families they serve or their colleagues in honor of their ongoing support of breastfeeding. Nomination forms can be found at http://www.chicagoareabfc.org./content/nominate-physician-or-nurse-pract...


Registration fee includes the buffet dinner and the presentation.

  • Register online or register by mail.
  • $40 registration fee per person ($35 if paid online via credit card or PayPal)
  • $34 per person when groups of 5 or more register together and at least 1 of the 5 is a physician or nurse-practitioner($30 per person if paid online via credit card or PayPal).
  • Add a $5 handling fee if registering online and paying by check.
  • $20 late fee if registration is postmarked or received online after April 18, 2016 and space
    is available.


Your registration, minus a $10 cancellation fee, will be refunded only if a written request is received by 4/18/2016. You may send an alternate at no charge.

Educational Credits

1.5 L CERPs have been applied for from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).


Seating is limited and on a "first come, first served" basis.


Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is located northwest of Chicago, 1/2 mile east of I-294. From the South, take the Dempster East exit from I-294 to the hospital. From the North, take the Golf Road exit from I-294, turn left at Golf, right at Potter, and left at Dempster about 1/2 mile to the hospital.


Parking is free and available in the West garage attached to the Center for Advanced Care.

Questions? Contact Ashley Davis at adavis1264@yahoo.com or Keriann Uesugi at keriann.uesugi@gmail.com

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