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.

The 2023 BLC will return to an in-person conference at Fairmont Hot Springs from 8:30am-4:00pm on Tuesday, March 28. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative & WIC Meetings (12:30pm-4:30pm) & Pre-conference sessions (2:15-4:30pm) will be held on Monday, March 27 (prior to the BLC).  View the full agenda, speaker bios, and session descriptions.

This year’s support topics include: Indigenous Perinatal Health; Tongue-Tie (AAP Updates); Milestones; Breastfeeding & Incarcerated in Montana; Birth Weight, Bilirubin, & Blood Sugar; Microbiome/Epigenetics.

*Pre-conference Session: Two sessions will also be available to the general public during the WIC/BFHI meetings on the afternoon of Monday, March 28 for an additional nominal fee of $25 (must register to join the sessions). “Becoming LGBTQ+ Breast/Chest Feeding Friendly; DMERs (Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex) / Over Supply”.  Visit the Agenda/Speaker page for the full agenda, speakers, and session descriptions.

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.

Online Registration is Now Closed.  You may, however, still register and/or pay at the conference. 

Lodging: Visit the Lodging Page for more block information and how to reserve a room.

Continuing Education: 2023 CE applications will be submitted. Check the Continuing Education-Disclosure page for approvals and more information.

Exhibitors: Special "THANKS" to our Exhibitors who support the BLC!  Make sure to visit our Exhibitor Showcase Page for the latest & greatest in the industry. They'll also be eager to see you at the conference!

Provided By

MT DPHHS Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Program (BFHI) and the Montana Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) jointly provide this activity.

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For more information, please email the conference coordinator, Michelle Eckert