31st Annual Art of Breastfeeding Conference

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Keeping Current: Timely Issues for Breastfeeding Support

DAY 1 Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
DAY 2 Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

          For more information and to register: https://www.wakeahec.org/courses-and-events/66232/


  • Define the social nervous system, its connection to baby’s health and the benefits of touch to promote bonding, attachment, breastfeeding and thriving in our hectic, fast paced world.
  • Describe Cranial Nerve Dysfunction, its impact on the activities and movements needed for optimal breastfeeding, examples of treatment interventions and circumstances warranting referral to an appropriate health care professional.
  • Explain the basics of interoceptive processing and practical clinical applications to optimize neurodevelopment and breastfeeding abilities in precrawling babies.
  • Discuss current research, data and literature describing health inequities related to race, culture, religion, sexuality, and socio-economic differences that impact the health of breastfeeding infants and families.
  • Recognize personal biases and how they can impact your practice.
  • Identify specific strategies that can be incorporated into practice on order to minimize inequities among breastfeeding families.
  • Describe pedagogical changes in one university’s lactation education program and how they impact students’ self efficacy in providing lactation support.
  • Identify teaching strategies incorporated into the university’s online curriculum to increase student engagement and clinical capacity.
  • Summarize the most current research findings related to COVID-19 and the pandemic’s influence on breastfeeding families and lactation support.
  • Using complex lactation scenarios, discuss the factors that influence parental decisions regarding the appropriateness of a frenectomy for their infant.


  • Nicola V Singletary, PhD MAT IBCLC, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Cambria Stephens, RN, IBCLC, RN/Lactation Consultant
  • Lillian Scott, MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, SLP

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lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, dentists, pediatric occupational therapists, pediatric physical therapists, speech pathologists, nutritionists, dieticians, health educators, doulas, public health practitioners, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare profession students