West Michigan Association of Lactation Consultants

Supporting breastfeeding education in Michigan

Breastfeeding Today  

Monday, April 25, 2016

15th Annual WMALC Conference

SPEAKERS


Christina Smillie, MD, FABM

Breastfeeding Resources

Dr. Smillie is an American pediatrician who founded in 1996 the first private medical practice in the USA devoted to the specialty of breastfeeding medicine.

Board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics in 1983 and by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners in 1995, she values her continuing education from colleagues, research, and breastfeeding babies and their mothers.

She’s been a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine since 1996, and an ABM Fellow since 2002. She serves as an advisor to the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding and on La Leche League International’s Health Advisory Council.

Dr. Smillie speaks nationally and internationally about the clinical management of a wide variety of breastfeeding issues, always stressing the role of the motherbaby as a single psychoneurobiological system, and emphasizing the innate instincts underlying both maternal and infant competence.


Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CCCE, CLD

Laurel Wilson is an author, international speaker and pregnancy and lactation expert. She serves as the Executive Director of Lactation Programs for CAPPA, the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. She owns MotherJourney, focusing on training perinatal professionals on integrative and holistic information regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. She has her degree in Maternal Child Health: Lactation Consulting and is an internationally board certified lactation consultant. Wilson is the co-author of two books, The Attachment Pregnancy and The Greatest Pregnancy Ever. She loves to blend today’s recent scientific findings with the mind/body/spirit wisdom. Laurel has been joyfully married to her husband for more than two decades and has two wonderful grown sons, whose difficult births led her on a path towards helping emerging families create positive experiences. Laurel spends her free time reading piles of research, running in the mountains with her dogs, and practicing yoga. She believes that the journey into motherhood is a life-changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

IBCLE CERPS, RN, RD Credits applied for.

AMA Category 1 & AAFP Prescribed Credits applied for.