Perinatal Pre-Conference: Lactation

Perinatal Pre-Conference: Lactation

Perinatal Pre-Conference: Lactation

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This workshop is designed to provide the tools needed to empower and support the breastfeeding dyad. The presentations will include discussions and strategies from lactation experts, to assist families in reaching breastfeeding goals across the continuum of care. 

Pre-Conference Goals: 

• Identify strategies to help breastfed babies who have slow or suboptimal weight gain.
• List three reasons and remedies for latching issues and sore nipples.
• Describe interventions when breastfeeding does not go as planned immediately postpartum.
• Describe the methods used to stimulate lactation in adoptive mothers.

Intended Audience:

This pre-conference workshop is designed for nurses, public health nurses, advanced practice providers, lactation consultants, lactation counselors, dietitians, social workers and students caring for the perinatal/neonatal population.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Phillips Hall, first floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

About the provider:

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. (Plus Magnet logo)



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

11:30 a.m. Registration
11:55 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
12:00 p.m.

Inducing Lactation in Adoptive Parents

Anna M. Calhoun, APRN, CNM

1:00 p.m.

Will I Be Able to Breastfeed?

Rebekah L. Huppert, BSN, RN, IBCLC

2:00 p.m. Break with Refreshments
2:15 p.m.

Sore Nipples: Causes, Interventions and Follow Up

Melissa A. Kurke, RN, IBCLC

3:15 p.m.

Breastfeeding Management in Primary Care

Pamela Heggie, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM

4:45 p.m. Adjourn



You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours.


Participants can earn up to 4.5 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the pre-conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants

This course has been approved for 4.5 L-CERPs, allocated by IBCLE. IBCLE Approval Number C1771468.


In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Registration Details

Register before January 31, 2018

The conference registration fee of $90 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by January 31, 2018.

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.


If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before January 31, 2018 (email: No refunds will be made on or after January 31, 2018.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Lodging and Parking


Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.

Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn

Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites

See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.


View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.

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