13th Biennial Breastfeeding: Baby's Natural Choice Conference


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

This conference aims to enable the learner to provide competent and successful support for breastfeeding dyads through essential topics related to potential “tongue-tie” diagnoses, Maternal-Newborn Microbiome, breastfeeding techniques, and strategies to enhance maternal-infant proficiency and wellness.

Conference Brochure

(includes conference agenda, speaker information, and registration form) 

Target Audience

This conference is intended for physicians (OB/GYN, pediatric, and family medicine), nurses, lactation consultants, registered dietitians, medical nutrition therapists, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, breastfeeding advocates, social workers, and students.

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Discuss the ambiguous patterns of symptoms related to infant's sucking difficulties and when to appropriately refer for further evaluation for a potential "tongue-tie" diagnosis
  2. Describe current evidence associated with the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome or the "Oro-Boobular" axis and how clinical practices within the birth arena can impact the long-term health outcomes of women and their children
  3. Identify strategies to facilitate autonomous infant hand use resulting from innate abilities to self-latch for successful breastfeeding dyads
  4. Apply techniques in practice to improve the breastfeeding experience for mother-infant dyads while fostering maternal-newborn competence, milk production, or physical activity and nutrition as well as acknowledging the unique role of the father

Continuing Education Credits

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers
This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited  with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is provided for 6.25 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

Lactation Consultants
6.25 L-CERP allocated by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE); IBLCE Approval #C1991128.

This activity has been approved for 6.5 Level 1/3 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Nutrition Therapists
This program is approved for 2.75 Nebraska Medical Nutrition Therapy Continuing Education hours.

The American Midwifery Certification Board accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


This conference is sponsored by the UNMC Olson Center for Women's Health in cooperation with the UNMC College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and the UNMC Center for Continuing Education.