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Sonoma County's 10th Annual Breastfeeding Conference

Date: October 5, 2011

Contact: Karen Clemmer, MN, PHN
Perinatal Service Coordinator
Sonoma County Department of Health Services
(707) 565-4554

Conference Overview

The Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition is proud to present the 10th annual Sonoma County Breastfeeding Conference "Changing Paradigms: Where is the New Research Taking Us?" on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The conference is a professional update for physicians, midwives, nurses, lactation consultants and specialists, dieticians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, WIC and medical office staff, Le Leche League leaders, childbirth educators, and others who work with breastfeeding mother-infant dyads.

What does biology tell us about normal feeding patterns? What birth and postpartum practices have long-term implications? How can we make breastfeeding simpler? What is the algorithm and four stage system for assessing nipple trauma, and what should you do to help a mother through each stage?

Add tools to your toolbox, learn how to help babies transition from bottles and nipple shields directly to the breast, and learn some evidence-based research that could change the way you practice.

Changing Paradigms:
Where is the New Research Taking Us?

Thursday, November 17, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(8:00 a.m. registration and full breakfast)
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
2777 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, CA


  • Natural Laws of Breastfeeding
  • Simplifying Breastfeeding: The First 36 Hours
  • Nipple Pain and Trauma: Causes and Treatments
  • Understanding Breastfeeding Behaviors
  • The New Recommendations for Vitamin D
  • Transitioning from Bottle to Breast

Keynote Speaker

Nancy Mohrbacher has been an IBCLC since 1991 with a large private practice near Chicago until 2003. Recently she authored a book for breastfeeding specialists Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Guide for Helping Mothers (Hale Publishing 2010) and The Breastfeeding Answer Book Pocket Guide Edition (2005). She is also coauthor of Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, and The Breastfeeding Answer Book, which sold more than 130,000 copies worldwide. In 2008 the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) officially recognized her contributions to the field of breastfeeding by awarding Nancy the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.


This conference is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. CEP12787, for 6.5 Contact Hours. 6.5 CERPs requested from International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.


For the complete conference schedule and to register, please download our conference registration form (pdf).

For student scholarship information contact: Chris Moses at

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