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Join Us for 9th Annual Breastfeeding Forum 2021: Practices for the Future (Clone)

Dec 30, 2020 9:48:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

9th Annual Breastfeeding Forum: Practices for the Future will be held on March 31, 2021 - Live webinar only!

breastfeeding2This one-day conference will focus on techniques to assist women with breastfeeding, and update care providers on breastfeeding techniques and tips to ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.

Agenda Hot Topics and Speakers:
  • Alcohol & Breastfeeding – Amy Hendricks, BS with the Arc of North Carolina/Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program & Philip May, PhD with UNC-Chapel Hill will present the latest research about this important timely topic.

    Amy Hendricks, BS
    Training Coordinator
    The Arc of North Carolina
    The North Carolina Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program in Asheville, NC
    Philip A. May, PhD
    Professor, Department of Nutrition,
    Gillings School of Global Public Health
    UNC-Chapel Hill, Nutrition Research Institute
    Kannapolis, NC

  • Perinatal Depression & Breastfeeding – Christena Raines MSN, RN, APRN-BC is a Perinatal Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Board Chair of Postpartum Support International will discuss the association between perinatal depression and breastfeeding.

    Christena Raines, MSN RN APRN-BC PMH-C
    Perinatal Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Board Chair
    Postpartum Support International in Durham, NC
  • Breastfeeding Counseling Tips & Hot Topics - Amy Spangler, MN, RN, IBLC is President of baby gooroo based in Atlanta, Georgia and an international speaker. We are pleased to have Amy return to our annual conference!

    Amy Spangler, MN, RN, IBCLC
    President, baby gooroo in Atlanta, GA


This program targets lactation consultants, WIC staff members, registered dietitians, health educators, peer counselors, nurses, social workers, childbirth educators and others who assist women with breastfeeding.

Cost and Registration
$85 Registration fee, $75 Group of three or more, registering together


Jointly Provided by: Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine and part of the NC AHEC System and Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.

This program is financially supported by education funds to NC WIC Perinatal Region II by NC Division of Public Health, Nutrition Services Branch.


Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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