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Don’t Miss the 25th Annual International Breastfeeding Conference!

By November 26, 2018 No Comments

Healthy Children Project, Inc. will hold its 25th Annual International Breastfeeding Conference January 15-18, 2019, in sunny Deerfield Beach, FL. The event is the perfect time to shake off the winter blues and enjoy a fun, educational and inspiring week. Plus, you’ll earn CE credits!

This year’s event features:

  • Two pre-conference intensive workshops
  • Tree days of carefully chosen content to ensure new, creative discussions about management and strategy options
  • Nightly evening receptions
  • Special events like morning yoga on the beach, a scavenger hunt and annual duck race

Download the flyer here for more information or to register.

Many of the speakers for the 25th International Conference have been interviewed on the Our Milky Way blog.  Read all about them and their fascinating presentations and don’t forget to register for the Conference to learn from them in person!

Robert A. Lee, MA answers the call

Week three of National Breastfeeding Month #NBM18 is upon us! The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)has declared this week Call to Action– Answering the Call: Everyone can help make breastfeeding easier.

Meeting families where they’re at

Price Hill, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cincinnati, has been said to have one of the most impressive views of the city. The area exudes history, charm and diversity.  But residents of Price Hill– 42 percent of who are non-white with a sizeable undocumented community– are disproportionately affected by high rates preterm birth, infant mortality and medical and psychiatric hospitalization, Larissa Loufman, MPH, RD, LD, CLC reports. [Interact for Health. (2015). Price Hill: The Health of Our Community. Cincinnati, OH.]

Self-objectification and breastfeeding

Women with greater self-objectification tendencies report shameful attitudes toward breastfeeding.
Christine Toledo, PhDc, MSN, RN, ARNP, FNP-C will present “Self-Objectification in the Context of Breastfeeding: A Concept Analysis” at the upcoming 2019 International Breastfeeding Conference in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Self-Efficacy Theory-Based Instrument to Measure Prenatal Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy & Breastfeeding Intention Among Pregnant Women

McKinley will present “Development & Validation of a Self-Efficacy Theory-Based Instrument to Measure Prenatal Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy & Breastfeeding Intention Among Pregnant Women” at the upcoming International Breastfeeding Conference in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Her presentation is based on research completed for her dissertation.

Increasing breastfeeding knowledge for underserved women

Pittman and colleagues’ work seeks to evaluate if breastfeeding materials and resources are written at a readability level that everyone can understand, including those who have not completed high school. They assess various materials to determine their readability using the Flesch–Kincaid readability system.

Listening to the Language of Limits

Joni Gray’s, Ed.D, MA, BA, CLC, CLS conversations about infant feeding started when she was little. Her younger sister was born when she was seven, and Gray recalls her mother waking throughout the night to come nurse her sister in the room they shared.

Phagocytosis by Immune Cells Isolated from Breast Milk

Rebecca Powell, PhD, CLC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. She’s set to present Phagocytosis by Immune Cells Isolated from Breast Milk at the upcoming International Breastfeeding Conference