Montana Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative

The Montana Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative (BLC) is Montana’s premier conference on infant nutrition and lactation support. This learning event provides the attendee with professional development opportunities and current clinical and practical lactation support knowledge.

Please join us for the 2021 BLC, which will be held as a virtual webinar on April 20th, and focus on advanced lactation support topics including Breastfeeding & Maternal Mental Health, Implications of COVID 19 & Breastfeeding, Native Breastfeeding Week & Food Sovereignty, Infant Food Allergies & Breastfeeding and Assessment of Non-White Skin Tones.  

Full Agenda, Session Descriptions, and Speaker Bios

Target Audience: physicians, nurse practitioners, lactation specialists, WIC clinic staff, public health professionals, hospital staff, health clinic staff, dietitians, nurses, and other interested healthcare advocates.

Continuing Education: applications have been submitted.  Additional information will be provided upon approval.  Read more about CEs, certificates, and disclosures.


Pre-conference Sessions: Two “special topic” sessions will also be open to the general public during the WIC BFPC/BFH meetings on the afternoon of April 19th for an additional nominal fee of $20 (WIC/BFH waived with code). For those who register, webinar access will be granted to the following sessions:

“Caring for Our Community during COVID-19: How Perinatal/Lactation Workers Can Protect Themselves, Clients & Business” presented by Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, BSc, RLC, CLD, CCCE

“Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Impact of Oxytocin and Stress” presented by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA.

Agenda page for session descriptions

Attendee “Welcome” Kit: The first 100 attendees who register will receive a “welcome” conference box filled with promotional, fun, and informative items shipped directly to the participants.  Supplies are limited, so make sure to be one of the first 100 to register!

Virtual Exhibitors: Make sure to visit the Virtual Exhibitor Showcase page to see the “latest and greatest” in the industry!


Registration opens Friday, February 12 at 9:00am!

The registration fee for the general public is $50. WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors & Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital Staff registration is free. WIC/BFHI Staff - watch your emails for the discount code.

Call for Exhibitors

The 2021 BLC conference continues to provide an excellent opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the “latest and greatest” in their industry. The upcoming exhibitor opportunity includes:

The Virtual Exhibitor Showcase & Attendee “Welcome” Kit Insert

  • Virtual Showcase Placement on Conference Website (company logo & link, mission or bio statement, and contact information)
  • Opportunity to Promote New Products and Services
  • Showcase Promoted in Registrant Emails and Publications
  • Exhibitors may include a shippable insert and/or materials to include in the conference box to be sent to the first 100 attendees.

All for the amazingly low fee of $100!  Checks & most credit cards accepted. 

If you are interested in exhibiting on the website during this innovative event, please complete the Exhibitor Questionnaire no later than Friday, March 26, 2021.

Provided By

The Montana Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative is sponsored by the Montana Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and MT DPHHS Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Program (BFHI).

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