Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC

Venue Information

An application has been submitted to California Board of Registered Nursing for approval of   6.75 BRN CE contact hours.

An application has been submitted to The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE) for CERP approval.

Breastfeeding and the Microbiome
Placenta Medicine as a Galactogogue: Tradition or Trend?
"Fed is Best" Controversy: Breastfeeding Under Fire
Prenatal Breast Assessment and Maternal Support
Latest Lactation Research
Ouch! Nipple and Breast Pain
New Thoughts on Infant Post-Frenotomy Care
Common Infant Digestive Health Concerns and Useful Support Strategies

Continuing Education

 Early Bird Price  - Prior to August 17, 2017  
        Coalition Member    $135
        Non Member               $160
Standard Price - After August 17, 2017
         Coalition Member    $160
          Non Member               $185

Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition members, individual and organizations, will receive a discounted admission code by email.  Please contact for more info.

Conference ticket buyers can request a refund, minus $9                      in processing fees, until August 24, 2017 by contacting


Conference Registration

For full conference details and registration information, please click here to visit our Eventbrite site!

Conference Price

The Culture of Breastfeeding

Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC

Thursday September 28, 2017

Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa

Santa Rosa, California

Who Should Attend

This conference offers a professional update for:  Physicians, Midwives, Nurses, Lactation Consultants and Specialists, Dietitians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, WIC and medical office staff, La Leche League Leaders, Childbirth Educators, and others who work with breastfeeding mother-infant dyads.

Conference Meals

Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa

170 Railroad Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Tel: 707-284-1234

A block of rooms is available for conference attendees at a discounted rate if booked by Friday, September 8, 2017. Click here to make a reservation, or call the Passkey Group Reservations toll free at 888-421-1442 and ask for the Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition Room Block.

(If you need the link address for your registration on eventbrite, it is here:

All guest room rates are subject to applicable State and City taxes at the time of check-in.

Click Here for Hotel Reservations

Additional Hotel Accommodations

Courtyard Marriott - Click Here

The Courtyard Marriott is adjacent to the conference location and is a 1 minute walk.

Hotel La Rose - Click Here

Hotel La Rose is a boutique hotel. It is a 4 minute walk to the conference location at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek.

We provide a full breakfast and lunch at the conference. This year we are able to offer a pre-ordered gluten-free, dairy-free vegetarian breakfast and lunch option if it is requested by Thursday, September 7, 2017.

If you would like to order this special option please email the conference chair by September 7th at

Conference Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available.  If you would like to apply, please email the conference chair by September 10th at with your request.