2017 Florida Breast Feeding Coalition Conference

2017 Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. 3rd Biannual Breastfeeding Conference

“Sustaining Breastfeeding Friendly Communities”

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Event Details

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center 601 5th Street South,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Keynote Speaker:

Celeste, Philip, MD, MPH
Florida Department of Health Surgeon General and Secretary


Exhibitors welcome
Free parking & Lunch included
CEU’s and CERP’s applied for

We Welcome:

Breastfeeding Coalition & Task Force leaders • Physicians & Nurses • Lactation Consultants/Counselors • Educators
Registered or Licensed Dietitians • Childbirth Educators • Doulas
La Leche League Leaders • Healthy Start & WIC Employees • Students

Learn how to:

Sustain breastfeeding friendly communities
Connect with other coalitions or task force
Institute change to better our communities

Conference Registration Now  CLOSED. Visit us here…early… for our next conference!

A thank you to our sponsors for this years conference….

Platinum level sponsors:

Florida Health Logo



Silver level sponsor:


Ameda Registered Logo with Tagline

Hotel And Accommodations

Special Hotel Room Rates at:

Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown
940 5th Avenue South | St. Petersburg, FL 33705

$130.00 plus tax and includes complimentary breakfast, parking and shuttle service within 3 miles of the hotel.

Exhibitor and Sponsor information NOW available.

Exhibitor Information

Sponsor Information

"Sustaining Breastfeeding Friendly Communities"
Saturday, April 22,2017 -- St. Petersburg, Florida
7:45 - 8:45 AM
Registration & Exhibitors
9:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Session 1
9:10 - 10:00 AM
Keynote Speaker - Celeste, Phillip, MD, MPH*
Florida Department of Health Surgeon General and Secretary
Session 2
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Sustaining Breastfeeding Friendly Communities Panelist Discussion*
11:00 AM
Break & Exhibitors
Session 3
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Breakout Session 1*
Session 4
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Breakout Session 2*
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Session 5
1:00 - 1:45 PM
Florida Coalition Updates and Task Force Round Robin
Session 6
1:45 - 2:30 PM
Addressing Breastfeeding Disparities & Prejudices through
Lactation Leadership - Part 1
Florida Breastfeeding Coalition*
2:30 PM
Break and Exhibitors
Session 7
2:45 - 3:15 PM
Addressing Breastfeeding Disparities & Prejudices through
Lactation Leadership - Part 2
Leadership building exercise with the
Florida Breastfeeding Coalition*
3:15 - 3:30 PM
Recognition, Closing Remarks & Evaluations
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Leadership Think Tank

(special event for ALL Coalition/Task Force Board Members and/or Officers)

*The following continuing education credits have been applied for CEUs and CERPs

Breastfeeding Conference Policy


– This is a professional seminar and out of respect for the attendees and speakers we are asking that only quiet nursing babies in arms attend. Please plan to sit at back of room to minimize distraction to other attendees and to leave the seminar room if your baby cannot quickly be settled.


Speakers and/or topics are subject to change or cancellation without notice.


Will NOT be provided at conference but will be provided on the FBC website for attendees to download. They will be up at least one week before the conference for attendees to download if they wish a copy to take to the conference.


The address of the conference location is:
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care Center
601 5th Street South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701


To obtain directions to this address go to: https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/locations/campus-maps/outpatient-care-center


The parking garage located at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care Center is free for all conference attendees.


For cancellations with a refund, less a $25 handling fee, requests must be postmarked by April 10, 2017. Mail your request to Pat Lindsey, FBC Conference Committee 1851 Old River Trail, Chuluota, FL 32766 and include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Assorted boxed lunches including vegetarian options will be provided at lunch with a drink. If you have a food allergy that needs to be accommodated, please notify the conference committee at flbreastfeedingcoalition@gmail.com.


Please visit the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition Conference webpage at http://www.flbreastfeeding.org/2017-florida-breast-feeding-coalition-conference/ for online registration, exhibitor information and sponsor criteria and packages. Online registration may be subject to a fee.