Health System Hosting Breastfeeding Seminar for Health Care Professionals

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: April 5, 2010 – According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, human breast milk is preferred for all infants. To provide health care professionals the education and tools they need to promote and support breastfeeding in their communities, Southeast Georgia Health System is hosting the seminar, “Breastfeeding: The Gift for Life.” This annual event is scheduled for Friday, April 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Health System’s Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive.

The seminar speaker is Linda Smith, an American College of Childbirth Educators Fellow and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Smith is best known for her books and study guides, including the Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review. She is a private practice lactation consultant in Dayton, Ohio, and has taught Lamaze childbirth classes for 20 years. Smith helped form the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association. She will speak on such topics as how the birthing process can impact breastfeeding.

Last year’s seminar attracted attendees from throughout Georgia and Florida, and states from as far away as Tennessee and North Carolina, so early registration is encouraged. The fee for the all-day conference is $75 and includes all conference materials, refreshments, lunch, and 5.5 continuing education credits. The registration deadline is April 26. For more information or to register, call 912-466-3184 or email rwright@sghs.org. You can also visit www.sghs.com.