What a great conference put on by BACE and Nursing Mothers' Council this past Friday in Boxborough, MA. 180 people registered and by the looks of the packed room, most must have attended. And who wouldn't want to hear Dr. Smillie, Pediatrician and Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist, speak about babies and how to support breastfeeding? I try to never miss her. She is my mentor, indirectly. My practice, handouts and breastfeeding webinar are Dr. Smillie centric. She truly revolutionized my understanding of mothers and newborn babies.
What did she talk about at the conference?
- Baby-led Breastfeeding
- Baby-led Breastfeeding: Practical Applications
- Make It Easy- Beyond Pumps and Galactogogues
Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC did some workshops also and Kerry Kokkinogenis and Suellen Slater spoke on Breastfeeding Acroos the Cultures, but I only heard Dr. Smillie. I can't wait to share points from each of these talks in the days to come.
The day after I saw a mom and her new born baby and put into practice many of Dr. Smillie's "ways".
Thanks to everyone that took the time to stop and talk. I met many amazing women and saw many wonderful old time "breastfeeding" friends:
Jenn Dziejma, Ann Marie Lindquist, Suellen Slater, Cynthia Mesh, Kristin Yaroscak, Donna Stanger, Lori Holden, Maryann Carroll, Katie Barefoot Herrick, Gene Hill, Sharon Watstein, Deborah Chochrek, Wendy Mercy Gold, Maria Bianciardi, Teresa Coyle, Susan Rosenberg, Katherine Rodriquez, Lee Ann Bristow, Shannon Lynch, Kate Sweetser, Jeanette Frem, Sonja Schaffer, Lori Brazell, Melissa Warwick, Marie Hayes, , Michelle Stolow, Anne-Marie Jensen Rohrberg, Morgan Henderson, Joanne Folkins,Elizabeth, Randi Booth, Katrina, Cindy, Janice, and others that my brain is not recalling right now.
Were you there? What did you gain from the conference?