La Leche League of Kansas

Breastfeeding information and support

  Thank you Dr. Alison Stuebe MD MSc FACOG FABM
Maternal Health and Breastfeeding Success

Please return for our next continuing education event in March of 2018!

If you need breastfeeding information or are interested in becoming a La Leche League Leader 
please contact the nearest Leader to your location here.


Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, 

encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding 

as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. 


Brenda Bandy, IBCLC, Leader      

Shara Carter-Howell, Leader

Barb Gabbert-Bacon, Leader 

Lori Harlan, Leader

Becky Hugh, IBCLC, Leader

Ruth Piatak, IBCLC, Area Professional Liaison, Leader      

Dana Runnebaum, RN, Leader

Melinda Toumi, PhD, LPN, Leader

Jane Tuttle, EdD, Leader

Theresa Weigel, IBCLC, Leader 


Meridian Conference Center 

1420 East Broadway Court (conveniently located at I-135 and Broadway Street, Exit 31)

Newton, Kansas

La Leche League of Kansas is very pleased to present our continuing education program at the beautiful 

Meridian Center, located just 25 minutes north of Wichita, in Newton.  The 15,000 square foot facility 

features a beautiful lobby and exceptional meeting accommodations. The spacious conference room 

offers ample classroom-style seating and features state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, with three 

large presentation screens for optimal viewing, and wireless internet service.  Plentiful parking surrounds 

the facility. 


Adjacent to the Meridian Center, the Holiday Inn Express will offer our registrants a limited number of 

sleeping rooms (up to four adults) at the special rate of $94.  Please request the ?KS La Leche League? 

special rate before 2/20/15. You are encouraged to make your reservation early. There are several other 

hotel choices in the area, which include the new Comfort Inn, less than one mile from the Center.  

Holiday Inn Express, 1430 E. Broadway Court, 316-804-7040, ($94 Group Rate) 

Comfort Inn & Suites, 1205 East 1st Street, 316-804-4866, 


7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome and Introductions

8:15 Talking with Breastfeeding Moms in the Real World: Strategies for the 

 This session takes a fun, interactive approach to assisting mothers with their 

Tough Ones 

infant feeding decisions through the concept of ?connection before content.?  

Using humor, case examples, and video, this client-centered communication 

approach includes rapport-building strategies for quickly identifying hidden 

motivators and emotional triggers to enhance effective and powerful 

communication with new families?even when facing more challenging situations.

10:15 Break & Exhibits

10:30 Connecting the Dots: Crucial Things to Teach and Support for 

Breastfeeding Success

There are many things to potentially teach mothers about breastfeeding during 

pregnancy and beyond, and mothers often feel overwhelmed about how much 

they have to learn, making breastfeeding appear complicated and out of reach. 

But there are really five simple but crucial things that are MOST important for 

mothers to know and experience for breastfeeding success. Consistent 

messaging and practices from prenatal, in-hospital, and postpartum providers 

make the difference! This session will provide the evidence for these five crucial 

things to know and experience, and show how reinforced, consistent messaging 

?connect the dots? for mothers and improve breastfeeding outcomes. 

11:30 Luncheon

12:15 Mother Knows Breast: Helping Moms Gain Confidence in their Milk 


 Helping women gain confidence in their milk production has been cited in the 

research as critical to improving breastfeeding exclusivity and duration rates.  In 

this lively session, the mysteries of how the breast makes milk are explained in 

simple, practical language that can be shared with new mothers to help them gain 

confidence in their ability to breastfeed.  The session includes visual tools and 

analogies that can be used both in both one-on-one prenatal or bedside 

counseling, and in breastfeeding classes or support group meetings to help 

assure new moms they can make plenty of milk for their baby.    


1:45 Break & Exhibits

2:15 Returning to Full Breastfeeding After Formula is Introduced 

Prevention makes the difference in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.  But 

what happens when mothers miss the important prevention window and 

breastfeeding goes awry?  The real world for community health professionals, 

including WIC staff, is seeing mothers at 2 or 3 weeks postpartum after 

supplementation with formula has already begun.  How can we help them get 

back on track and return to full breastfeeding? This session will provide guidance 

for conducting an appropriate assessment, and helpful hints for assuring that 

babies thrive during the transition back to full breastfeeding. 

3:15 Answers for the Anxious: Helping Moms in the Early Days of Breastfeeding

I didn?t know it would be like this! For many new moms, the bliss of having a new 

baby quickly disappears once they are home from the hospital and face the reality 

of being a full-time mom. In this interactive session, participants will become 

detectives as you take an in-depth look at common issues of new moms in the 

early days and answers for the anxious. Topics include fussy baby, milk 

production concerns, sore nipples, and latch difficulties.

4:30 Closing, Evaluations and CE Credits


This conference is designed to enable participants to learn about the importance of effective 

communication skills when helping mothers better understand milk production, overcoming common 

breastfeeding concerns and the importance of the early hours postpartum to the success of their 

breastfeeding relationship. 


? Identify at least two causes of concerns and two strategies for helping a mother gain confidence 

in the early days of breastfeeding. Identify at least 3 reasons for supporting mother-baby 

togetherness in the first hour after birth, including skin-to-skin and infant feeding cues.

? Name key factors involved in establishing a healthy milk production and identify effective ways to 

talk to mothers about their milk production

? Identify at least three factors to consider when helping a mother transition to full breastfeeding 

after formula supplementation has already begun.

? Name at least three educational strategies for communicating information effectively with new 



La Leche League of Kansas has applied for continuing education credits from the Kansas State Board of 

Nursing, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and the International Board of 

Lactation Consultant Examiners. Participants will receive a certificate for credits earned.


While La Leche League welcomes little ones to our conferences, due to the technical nature of 

continuing education sessions we require that attendance by children be limited to quiet infants-in-arms.  

Space will be available at the back of the room for mothers with babies. We ask that mothers be aware 

of any situation, including happy baby noises that may break the concentration of those attending the 

session to acquire CE credits.  Monitors will closely evaluate the noise level during the program and are 

instructed to courteously assist attendees who must leave the room to meet their child's needs. Your 

consideration of other attendees is truly appreciated.  

The Mothers? Lounge is available for use throughout the day for mothers who want to express their milk 

or relax with their baby. LLL of KS offers our sincerest gratitude to the Meridian Center for sponsoring 

our Mothers? Lounge. 


Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, 

encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as 

an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.  La Leche League 

International has over 55 years of experience helping mothers breastfeed their babies. LLLI publishes 

numerous materials on breastfeeding and parenting for use by mothers and healthcare professionals. 


La Leche League Leaders are accredited volunteers who are experienced breastfeeding mothers 

knowledgeable in areas of current breastfeeding research and effective problem solving techniques. A 

truly international organization, there are over 7,000 accredited LLL Leaders working in over 70 

countries around the world.  


La Leche League of Kansas supports Leaders who serve mothers and babies throughout Kansas and 

Oklahoma. LLL Leaders hold monthly informational meetings and provide extensive , in-person and 

electronic support. Visit and for breastfeeding information and to find a 

Leader near you. 


Visit to help support mothers and babies through La Leche League! Purchase an annual 

LLL of Kansas membership for $40. Your supporting membership ensures breastfeeding support is 

provided for Kansas families for years to come.  


Registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received on or before 2/20/15, less a $25 

administrative fee. No refunds will be given after 2/20/15. $30 will be charged for returned checks. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION Handouts: Any speaker handout materials will be sent to your email box as part of your registration confirmation, If you do not receive an email confirmation, then you are not registered - please do contact us so we may help.