UPIKE to Host Infant Breastfeeding Conference

The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and East Kentucky Breastfeeding Coalition are presenting an Infant Breastfeeding Conference on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8am to 5pm in UPIKE’s Health Professions Education Building, 7th Floor. Physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, and health professions students are invited to attend. Topics will cover the benefits of breastmilk; birth weight, bilirubin and blood sugar levels’ impact on newborn care; unique characteristics of late pre-term infants; and effects of medication and illegal substance use while breastfeeding. Jennifer Thomas, M.D., a practicing pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist at Aurora Healthcare in Franklin, Wisconsin, will serve as keynote speaker for the event. The Infant Nutrition Conference has been approved for six CPEUs by the Commision on Dietetic Registration. Prodessional and student registration fees are $55 and $25, respectively. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/InfantNutritionKYCOM.

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