Register now for La Leche League of Georgia 2015 Breastfeeeding & Parenting Statewide Conference on Jekyll Island, Ga.
Parent and healthcare provider sessions will be offered.
Leche League of Georgia will hold its statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, on Nov. 6-8, 2015, on Jekyll Island, Ga.
The conference features infant sleep expert Dr. James McKenna. His opening session will discuss “Biological Origins of Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Feeding and Sleeping Arrangement” (CERP).
Breastfeeding, early childhood development, and parenting will be among the many topics covered during the conference. Continuing education credits will be offered to professional healthcare providers, and other sessions will offer support and enrichment for Georgia La Leche League Leaders and Leader Applicants.
Several hundred parents, children and healthcare providers plan to attend the conference to hear notable breastfeeding experts.
Featured speakers include Dr. James McKenna, Director of the MotherBaby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. McKenna, author of Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parents’ Guide to Cosleeping, is recognized as the world’s leading authority on motherinfant cosleeping in relation to breastfeeding and SIDS.
Other experts, including Dawn Burke, Associate Professional Liaison Administrator for La Leche League of Georgia, who will present a session on the La Leche League Leader’s role in custody situations, will present the latest information on healthcare issues related to breastfeeding.
Subjects to be covered in this healthcare provider seminar include::
● Updates and most recent recommendations in positioning
● Ankyloglossia, also known as “tongue tie”
● Access to breastfeeding support in Georgia
● Meeting the needs of the AfricanAmerican community
Popular parenting sessions will include discussions on working with your healthcare provider for
breastfeeding success, breastfeeding after returning to work, the mechanics of milk supply,
breast reduction surgery and breastfeeding, weaning, early childhood education, gentle
discipline, the importance of mother’s significant other, and ways to use herbs and natural
cleaning solutions in the home.
La Leche League of Georgia has been providing information, education, and support to the
breastfeeding families of our area since 1963. All members of the breastfeeding community are
welcomed to attend to develop their skills, deepen their understanding of the many variations of
normal, strengthen their foundations of friendship, and foster respectful collaboration.
Registration and complete conference session offerings and information can be found here.
About La Leche League
La Leche League (LLL) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization recognized as an authority on breastfeeding around the world. LLL’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mothertomother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
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