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April 25, 2013 Details of the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners


These details about the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners are from the seminar brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a pdf.

Breastfeeding Strategies for a Successful Practice

In this time of high breastfeeding initiation rates, to build and maintain a successful practice, primary care providers need to create an environment where mothers can exclusively breastfeed. Learn why breastfeeding exclusivity is important and the skill set needed to help mothers overcome common obstacles and meet their breastfeeding goals.

Speaker: Jenny Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM

Pediatrician and Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist, Franklin, WI

Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:00-8:30 pm

Buffet Dinner 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Johnson Auditorium

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

Co-sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Presentation Objectives:

After the talk, participants should be able to:

  • • Describe the importance of exclusive breastfeeding in development of the immune system
  • • Understand the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for infant brain development
  • • Identify potential barriers to success and how providers can help
  • • Learn how to assess the latch
  • • Identify resources for correct information about medications while breastfeeding
  • • Understand that breastfeeding support is crucial to a 21st Century primary care practice


Jenny Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist in Franklin, WI. She is currently the Chief of all 78 Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators, a group who serves the Section on Breastfeeding for the American Academy of Pediatrics as ambassadors to their communities. She has been the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for Wisconsin since 2005. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Medical and Media director of the National Breastfeeding Center. She recently earned her MPH, with her thesis focusing on breastfeeding support and social media. She recently co-authored her first book, Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and her website, www.drjen4kids.com.

1.5L CERPs from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners have been approved.

About the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Founded in 2003, the CABC is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving health outcomes among Chicagoarea 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, 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 in-services, and bi-monthly meetings. These and other special activities are described on our website: http://ChicagoAreaBFC.org.

Five CABC Breastfeeding-Friendly 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 www.ChicagoAreaBFC.org./nomination


Registration fee includes the buffet dinner and presentation.

  • $35 registration fee per person online with PayPal.
  • $5 handling fee if paid by check.
  • $150 for group of 5. (Registration is discounted when 5 or more register from the same practice and at least 1 of the 5 is a physician or nurse-practitioner).
  • $20 late fee if registration is postmarked after 4/11/2013 and space
    is available.


You may preorder books from the Bookstore after you register for the conference online. Login to access the Bookstore from the CABC homepage.

Available Titles

  • Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Jenny Thomas, MD (speaker).
  • Medication’s and Mother’s Milk 2012, Thomas W. Hale, PhD.
  • Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple, Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA


Your registration, minus a $10 cancellation fee, will be refunded only if a written request is received by 4/11/2013. You may send an alternate at no charge.

Deadline for Registration

The deadline for conference registration is 4/18/2013.


Seating is assigned 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.


Free parking is available in the main parking garage in front of the hospital, in the garage attached to the Center for Advanced Care, and in the parking lot across Dempster.

Questions? Contact Nancy Mohrbacher at 847-404-0219 or Debbie Schy at 847-940-7459

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