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October 1, 2011 Conference Details - When Is Enough Enough? Milk Supply, Mom's Nutrition, Social Networking

These details are from the conference brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a .pdf.

Saturday, October 1, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


A One-Day Conference
at the
Olson Auditorium
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 West Wellington
Chicago, IL 60657

Diana West, BA, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant, Long Valley, New Jersey
Coauthor: The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edition
and Author: Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery.

Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Physician, Tucson, Arizona
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Author: Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Women's Health: A Clinical Guide

Jointly Sponsored by the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC) and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

There is strength in numbers. Chicago's lactation consultant groups, breastfeeding task forces, Breastfeeding USA, and La Leche League of Illinois are all members of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition (CABC). At this conference, find out what the CABC is doing and how you can get involved as we join together as one breastfeeding community.

Who Should Attend?

Those in the Chicago area who work with breastfeeding families: nurses, lactation consultants, lactation educators, physicians, dietitians, doulas, midwives, peer counselors, Breastfeeding USA Breastfeeding Counselors, La Leche League Leaders, and public health staff.

Conference Objectives

After the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss key components of a healthy diet for breastfeeding women.
  • Discuss the evidence of safety and benefit of four dietary supplements commonly recommended/used by breastfeeding women.
  • Identify resources for unbiased, scientific information for nutritional/dietary supplements.
  • Describe the evidence of safety and benefit for three common lactagogues used by nursing women.
  • Discuss two integrative approaches to managing breast engorgement and mastitis.
  • Describe the role of stress, nutrition and dietary supplements in postpartum depression.
  • Describe two methods to maximize milk production capability.
  • Explain why targeting the treatment to the cause of low milk production results in better outcomes.
  • Identify three methods to increase milk production and explain when they would be appropriately used.
  • Describe the Facebook and Twitter technologies.
  • Explain the manner in which mothers in their 20’s and 30’s use social media in their day-to-day lives.
  • Describe three methods of using social media to assist and communicate more effectively with breastfeeding mothers.

Location and Directions

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is located at 836 West Wellington, Chicago, IL 60657.

From the North: (I-90/I-94), exit Addison. Go east to Sheffield then turn right. Go south and turn left on Barry. After you pass under the L tracks you will see the free parking lot ahead on your right.
From the South: exit at Fullerton turn right on Fullerton, go east and turn left on Sheffield. Go to Barry and turn right.
From Lake Shore Drive: exit at Belmont (3200 N). Go west and make a left on Clark then turn left on Barry. The street is between the Sports Authority and Walgreens.
By CTA: The purple and brown lines both stop at Wellington. The Belmont bus stop is a few blocks from the hospital.


Please park in the free parking lot (map on outside brochure panel), entrance on Barry.


The conference fee of is $80* online using PayPal. (or you can print out the attached pdf for and mail in your check for $85). The conference fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments breaks, pdfs of the conference syllabus and CERPs and nurses' contact hours. *For Peer Counselors, LLL Leaders, Breastfeeding USA Breastfeeding Counselors, and Doulas, the conference fee is *$65 (or you can print out the attached pdf and mail in your check for $70).

Learning Environment

Quiet infants are welcome in the conference auditorium. It is not an ideal environment for toddlers but there will be a separate room with audio and video feeds of the sessions where mothers or caregivers can entertain toddlers. If your baby or toddler becomes vocal, please care for him/her outside the auditorium. If you need an electric breast pump and/or a room for pumping, please contact us before the conference to make arrangements. Please bring a sweater or jacket as the room may be cool.

Conference Agenda

7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration with continental breakfast
8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome / Announcements
8:15 am - 9:45 am Session I: "The Role of Nutrition and Supplements in Breastfeeding Women" Tieraona Low Dog, MD (Session will be videotaped)
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:30 am Session II: "Integrative Approaches to Common Lactation Issues: Case Examples & Cultural Issues" Tieraona Low Dog, MD (Session will be videotaped)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Session III: "Making More Milk" Diana West, BA, IBCLC
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Break
2:20 pm - 2:45 pm CABC Update
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Session IV: "Using Technology and Social Media to Provide Breastfeeding Support" Diana West, BA, IBCLC
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Closing / Evaluations

~ Neither presenter declares any conflict of interest. ~

Educational Credits

  • CERPs (6.0 L CERPs) have been applied for from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE).
  • Advocate Health Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Illinois Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • This CNE activity is being offered for 6.0 contact hours.
  • Partial CERPs and contact hours will be available. If you have questions or want more information, please contact us at: conference@ChicagoAreaBFC.org.


Refunds will not be provided but you may send an alternate in your place.


If you have questions or want more information, please contact: conference@chicagoareaBFC.org

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