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Olson Center sponsors Aug. 26 breast feeding conference 
The Olson Center for Women's Health will sponsor a conference titled "Breastfeeding: Baby's Natural Choice Conference" on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Qwest Center Omaha. The conference, which runs from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will feature keynote speakers:
  • Miriam Labbok, M.D., professor of the practice of public health at the University of North Carolina and director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CBI); and
  • Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., health psychologist and an international board certified lactation consultant.
The conference aims to provide information on the importance of a supportive breastfeeding environment for the promotion of breastfeeding in new mothers, as well as address specific issues that may hinder successful breastfeeding. The target audience includes:
  • Physicians;
  • Nurses;
  • Lactation consultants;
  • Registered dietitians;
  • Residents;
  • Physician assistants;
  • Nurse practitioners;
  • Nurse midwives;
  • Breastfeeding advocates;
  • Social workers; and
  • Students.
The cost to attend is $95 and $50 for students and includes continuing education credits, breakfast, lunch, handouts and exhibits. The registration deadline Aug 21. Contact the Olson Center at 559-4500 for more information.

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