26th Annual Conference on Breastfeeding

16 Mar 2015


26th Annual Conference on


Promoting and Protecting Babies' Health

March 16-17, 2015

Emory Conference Center

Atlanta, Georgia

This 26th Annual Conference was specially designed to broaden perspectives and increase competence of those working in the area of breastfeeding and human lactation. The content of the program has been carefully chosen to ensure new, creative discussions on basic knowledge and skills, recent developments in research and science, best practices, and evidence-based recommendations. Join us for another interdisciplinary meeting of the minds. Opportunities abound for caregivers, clinical experts and researchers to interact with one another making it a rich, lively forum for learning and sharing ideas. Network, meet new friends, and catch up with the old.




MONDAY, March 16th

7:00-8:00              Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:10              Welcome

8:10-9:10              Modern Human Milk Science – the ‘omics Parade

                                    E. Stephen Buescher, MD, FAAP

9:10-9:30              Break

9:30-10:30            Breastfeeding, Alcohol and Drug Use

                                    Claire D. Coles, PhD

10:30-11:00          Break

11:00 – 12:00       Ethics in Breasfeeding Support:  It's More Thank Just Advertising!

                                    Jason Lesandrini, PhD

12:00-1:15            Buffet lunch (included)

1:15-2:15              Mood, Mother and Infant:  Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression

                                    Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, FABM

2:15-2:30              Break

2:30-3:30              Why Does It Hurt?  A Differential Diagnosis for Breasfeeding Associated Pain

                                    Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, FABM

3:30                        Recess

TUESDAY, March 17th

7:00-8:00            Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:10            Welcome

8:10-9:10            Breastfeeding and Viral Infections What we Know and What we Don't

                                 E. Stephen Buescher, MD, FAAP

9:10-9:30            Break

9:30-10:30          Does Place of Birth and Mode of Birth Increase Breastfeeding Success?

                                 Brad Bootstaylor, MD, FACOG

10:30-11:00       Break

11:00-12:00       Keeping Abreast of How Kangaroo Care Makes Exclusive Breastfeeding Possible

                                 Susan Ludington, PhD, FAAN, RN, CNM, CKC

12:00-1:00          Buffet lunch (included)

1:00-2:00           Staying Alive during Skin-to-Skin

                                 Susan Ludington, PhD, FAAN, RN, CNM, CKC

2:00-2:15            Break

2:15-3:15           Treatment for Ankyloglossia: Laser Frenectomy

                                 N. Gail McLaurin, DMD

3:15-3:30            Closing & Evaluation