2018 Idaho Breastfeeding Summit

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Strengthening Partnerships to Benefit Idaho Families

June 28 and 29, 2018 | 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 impact of human milk on gut colonization, risks of not breastfeeding to baby, transitioning from hospital to home, and breastfeeding law in Idaho.


Thursday, June 28 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 29 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center –
McCleary Room

1055 N Curtis Rd, Boise, Idaho


$150 | Registration for entire Conference

$80 | Single Day



Registration closes June 1, 2018

Printable Summit Agenda

Day 1:   June 28, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration – Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Welcome Idaho BF Coalition Chair/Summit Chairs
8:05 – 9:20 a.m. Evidence and Mechanisms for the Impact of Human Milk on Gut Colonization and Subsequent Health Outcomes Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
9:20 – 10: 20 a.m. Protecting Maternal Milk Volume and Pumping Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
10:20 – 10:50 a.m. Break and Drawings
10:50 – 11:50 a.m. Practices that Impact the Properties of Pumped Breastmilk Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch and Award Award Program

Cheer by Mimi Fetzer, RDN, LD

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Highlight Idaho: Bridging the Gap: A Partnership Between a Hospital System and WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and Staff Cindy Galloway, RDN, LD, IBCLC and Cindi Bennett, MN, RN, IBCLC
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Break and Drawings Networking, Stretch, Food
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Transitioning from Hospital to Home – Bridging the Gap to Exclusive Breastfeeding Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Audience Questions and Answers Speakers
4:45 – 5 p.m. Wrap-Up and Evaluations MC: Pattie Hennequin, RN, BSN, IBCLC


Day 2: June 29, 2018
7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Vendor set-up in Coughlin rooms  
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Sign-In; Continental Breakfast; Visit Vendors starting at 7:30 a.m.
8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Welcome MC-Pattie Hennequin, RN, BSN, IBCLC
8:05 – 9:05 a.m. Risks of Not Breastfeeding to Baby – Informed Choice or Coercion? Gini Baker, RN, MPH, IBCLC
9:05 – 10:35 a.m. Supplementation – Who? What? When? Why? or Supplementation Need – Perceived or Real?


Gini Baker, RN, MPH, IBCLC
10:35 – 10:50 a.m. Break  – Visit Vendors
10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Highlight Idaho:

Idaho Hospital Baby-Friendly Journeys

  • Baby Friendly Poster: JPG | PDF
Panel Discussion

Heather VanOrden and Helena Callister,  Bingham Memorial: Blackfoot, Idaho

Eileen Bagan, Kootenai Health:    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Revisit Summit Collaboration Brainstorm Mary Monroe, RDN, LD
12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch and Visit Vendors
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Jaundice: Decoding the Data for Frontline Management Gini Baker, RN, MPH, IBCLC
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Break, Visit Vendors, Drawings
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Post-partum Depression-What do we know today? Gini Baker, RN, MPH, IBCLC
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Public Policy and Breastfeeding: Where we were, where we are, and where do we go from here Adrean Cavener, BS
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Celebration, Wrap Up, and Evaluations MC: Pattie Hennequin, RN, BSN, 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

$124/night, single, double, triple, quad occupancy

Group Code G-BFCO

Register before June 11, 2018 for group rate.

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

$93/night, single occupancy
$98/night, double occupancy

Block name: Breastfeeding Summit 2018

Register before May 25, 2018 for group rate.

Guests benefit from discounted price with Boise City Taxi if taxi is booked through the hotel.


The conference will provide continental breakfast, full lunch, afternoon snack, and coffee and tea service both 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 Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by 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.

Summit sponsors and exhibitors are an important part of our annual conference. Supporting the Idaho Breastfeeding Summit is an excellent way to market your unique brand to over 100 attendees who include maternity department nurses, advanced practice health care providers, lactation consultant and educators, community leaders, public health professionals, WIC leaders, and many more!

Learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities: IBC-SummitSponsorExhibitorPacketv2-22-18

Various shirt styles available. Sales benefit efforts of the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition. (You will be directed to the website, bonfire.com.) Click HERE

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.