February 17, 2020 – Breastfeeding has been proven to be the best
source of nutrition for babies to grow and stay healthy. It also benefits
mothers by lowering their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes,
heart disease and osteoporosis.
Committed to being a resource to mothers who choose to breastfeed, as well
as helping health care professionals and the community understand the
importance of breastfeeding, Southeast Georgia Health System will host a
Breastfeeding Conference on Friday, April 24, 2020, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the Linda S. Pinson
Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive. The conference
is open to health care professionals; birth, parenting and lactation specialists;
and interested community members. Continuing education credits are available
to those who qualify.
Misunderstanding a baby’s normal behavior is one reason that mothers
add formula, begin solids prematurely, or give up breastfeeding altogether.
Guest speaker Jan Tedder, BSN, FNP, IBCLC, will present developmental
changes that are often misinterpreted as breastfeeding problems and offer
resources to help families manage these changes. She will also discuss
hospital discharge readiness, the critical impact of “responsive
parenting,” innovative strategies for effective parent teaching,
and share intriguing case studies, inspiring video clips, and interactive
Tedder has worked with families for decades. A published author, Tedder
was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, a national nursing honor society, and
honored as the North Carolina Maternal Child Health Nurse of the Year.
She created the award-winning HUG Your Baby program, which has been shared
with 12,000 professionals and thousands of parents in 20 countries around
the world. In addition to teaching birth, parenting and lactation specialists,
Jan provides home-based lactation services in Durham, North Carolina.
The registration fee for the all-day breastfeeding conference is $90 (plus
a convenience fee for online registration); an early bird 10% discount
is offered to those registering by March 24, 2020 ($81). The registration
fee includes conference materials, refreshments, lunch and continuing
education credits. Southeast Georgia Health System team members may attend
at no charge.
For more information regarding this event, contact Kim Buckley, R.N., BSN at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-466-4171. Online registration is available at