West Michigan Association of Lactation Consultants

Supporting breastfeeding education in Michigan


Monday,  May 13, 2019


Nils Bergman MB, ChB, MPH, MD


Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

1800 East Beltline, SE

Grand Rapids, MI

(Hotel rooms available at the Conference Center)


Breastfeeding Today

7:30 am          Registration Opens

8:20  - 8:30       Introductions

8:30 - 10:00      The Scientific and Evidence Base for Skin-to-skin Contact

10:00 - 10:15    Break

10:15 - 11:45    Kangaroo Mother Care:  Restoring the Original Paradigm for Infant Care

11:45- 1:00       Lunch

1:00 - 2:30         Immediate Parent-Infant Skin-TO-Skin Study (IPISTOSS) – research update     

2:30  - 2:45        Break

2:45 - 4:15       The Embodiment of the science - the Kangaroula

4:15          Adjourn

Continuing Education Credits

IBCLE CERPS, RN, RD Credits applied for.

AMA Category 1 & AAFP Prescribed Credits applied for.

Conference Brochure Download

WMALC 2019 Conference Brochure


Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, breaks and  conference materials.  

*Registration fees are not refundable.

Note:  Space is limited, past years at capacity, so register early!

Registration Fee: *        $95   Before May 1, 2019

                                        $115   After May 1, 2019

*  If your employer or someone else is paying registration fee, please email Alice Christensen, WMALC Registrar  aachristensen@sbcglobal.net

aachristensen@sbcglobal.net  with name of payor.

Students / Resident **   $60   Before May 1, 2019

                                         $80   After May 1, 2019

** Nurse or Medical Students & Residents must furnish proof of enrollment.

Peer Counselor ***        $60   Before May 1, 2019     

                                        $80   After May 1, 2019

***   Peer Counselor registration at this fee will be limited to the first 10 registrants.  Regular Registration Fee will apply after that.  Must provide proof of employment from employer.  

Register By Mail:

Download Conference Brochure and fill out registration form.  If registation paid by your employer or as a group, Each Participant must fill out a registration form and send with check, .  

Send Check payable to WMALC  to:

WMALC Registration

Alice Christensen, BSN, IBCLC

1638 Margaret Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Registration Questions / Contact

Alice Christensen, BSN, IBCLC   WMALC Registrar

Email (preferred):   aachristensen@sbcglobal.net

Phone (optional): 616-245-3456