2017 Idaho Breastfeeding Summit

Building Partnerships for Idaho Families

August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2017 | Boise, Idaho


Join lactation consultants, nurses, doctors, midwives, dietitians, WIC employees, and nursing mothers from around the state at this interactive and lively conference!

Come listen to lectures from renowned speakers on topics that include late pre-term infants, breastfeeding and medications, tongue-tie, and increasing breastfeeding rates in your community.

Participate in hands-on skill building sessions and network with other professionals in your region.


Tuesday, August 1st – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2nd – 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, August 3rd – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center –
McCleary Room

1055 N Curtis Rd, Boise, Idaho


$150 | Entire Conference

$40 for August 1st – only | $100 for August 2nd – only | $40 for August 3rd – only

Seats are limited. Registration costs increase on June 1, 2017.


Day 1 – Tuesday, August 1
1:00 –2:15 p.m. More Milk! Maximizing Early Milk Supply with Hand Expression and Pumping

More Milk pt1

Jane Morton, MD
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Picasso and Breastfeeding: Keeping Bedside Care Simple for Low and High Risk Infants

More Milk pt2   Picasso and Breastfeeding   Perfect Storm ABM

Jane Morton, MD
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Nurturing Breastfeeding Confidence

Nurturing Breastfeeding Confidence

Jane Grassley, PhD


Day 2 – Wednesday, August 2
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Optional – Guided walk around Saint Alphonsus trails  
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:15 – 9:45 a.m. Late Preterm Infants

Just a Few Weeks Early

Marianne Neifert, MD
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers

DOA and MJ Kinetics Lecture

Thomas Hale, PhD.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch /Ban the Bag Awards  
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Breastfeeding & Drugs of Abuse

Drug Transfer into Human Milk

Thomas Hale, PhD.


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Session 1
Baby-Friendly – Marianne Neifert, MD

Baby-Friendly Designation   Benefits of Baby-Friendly   Baby-Friendly Flyer

Concurrent Session 2
Tongue and Lip Tie –  Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC

Tongue Tie Bibliography   Tongue Tie

Concurrent Session 3
Hands-on Skill Building – Pattie Hennequin, RN, BSN, IBCLC

How to Assist with Latch and positioning

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Session 1
Increase Exclusive and Extended Breastfeeding – Marianne Neifert, MD

Promoting Exclusive and Extended Breastfeeding

Concurrent Session 2
Tongue and Lip Tie –  Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC

Tongue Tie Bibliography   Tongue Tie

Concurrent Session 3
Hands-on Skill Building –Betsy Ayers, RSN, BSN, IBCLC

Reverse Pressure Softening   Tools of the Trade

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Wrap Up

Life in Balance

Marianne Neifert, MD


Day 3 – Thursday, August 3
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Optional – Guided walk around Saint Alphonsus trails  
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Optional Breakfast & Celebration of World Breastfeeding Week  
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome & State of Breastfeeding in Idaho

State of Breastfeeding in Idaho

Elke Shaw-Tulloch
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Coalition Building/Community Impact/Action Items

Coalition Building

Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Group Discussions & Box Lunches All
12:15 – 1 p.m. Group Sharing, Commitments for Action, Wrap Up Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC


Free valet parking available at Entrance M, Entrance S2, & Entrance N1. Map


There are blocks of rooms reserved at Hyatt Place Boise Towne Square and Candlewood Suites Boise Towne Square. Both are located about a mile from the conference site and are near the mall.

Hyatt Place Boise Towne Square

925 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID, 83704

$114/night, double occupancy

Click here for special registration link.
Please note this link will only work for August 1 & 2. If you wish to extend your stay, please call the hotel. 

Choose this hotel if you are flying into Boise; they have a free shuttle service.

Candlewood Suites Boise Town Square

700 N Cole Rd, Boise, ID, 83704

$91/night, single occupancy
$96/night, double occupancy

Click here for special registration link.


The conference will provide continental breakfast, full lunch, and afternoon snack on Wednesday, August 2, and full breakfast and boxed lunches on Thursday, August 3. Coffee and tea service will be provided on all three days.  Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. Please specify if you prefer a vegetarian or gluten-free lunch when you register. 


We are committed to providing an environment conducive to learning for all Summit attendees. Quiet infants in arms and non-separating children are welcome. A private room for breastfeeding or pumping will be available to mothers. 

For questions about accessibility and to request accommodations, please contact us at 208-327-8562 or breastfeeding@cdhd.idaho.gov


Applications for continuing education credits are pending from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


If you have any questions about the Summit, please email us at breastfeeding@cdhd.idaho.gov
or call 208-327-8565.


Presented by the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition in partnership with Idaho WIC.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call: (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA (WIC) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.