2019 – 12th Annual Workshop & Conference

12th Annual Statewide Workshop and Conference
October 24 & 25, 2019
Rochester, Minnesota

The Annual Statewide Workshop and Conference took place over two days – October 24 and 25 – in Rochester.

Sponsors and supporters included: Minnesota Department of Health WIC and Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives (OSHII)

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 7th Perinatal Hospital Leadership Summit, Thursday, May 14, 2020? Please contact us at mnbfcevents@gmail.com for inquiries and questions about the event.

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2019 Annual Workshop Agenda | October 24 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Counseling & Breastfeeding Skills To Support Mothers & Families 

Topics include:

Annual Workshop Final Agenda


Evening Reception, hosted by the Equity & Access Subcommittee, 5:15 p.m. 

Light hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served.


2019 Annual Conference Agenda | October 25 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Breaking New Ground: Building Stronger Public Will to Advance Breastfeeding 

Keynote:  Dr. Tiffany Manuel, President & CEO TheCaseMade

Topics include:

  • USBC Update, MBC Meeting Update & Hospital Survey Results -Des Ahrens, MA, IBCLC, NBC-HWC, Chair, Board of Directors, Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition, Katie Galloway, MBA, RD, LD, IBCLC, Dakota County Public Health, & Ziqing Xie, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Student
  • Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting: Updates and Awards
  • Racial Inequity and Breastfeeding – Helen Jackson Lockett-El, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Got Chocolate Milk? – Dr. LaVonne Moore, DNP, RN, CNM, IBCLC, ICEA, Chosen Vessels Midwifery
  • Engaging Fathers in the Prenatal and Postpartum Process – William R. Moore, Certified Perinatal Educator, St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health

Annual Conference Final Agenda

Healthy Babies . Healthy Families . Healthy Communities