About the Collaborative


Thanks to all who attended this interactive Montana conference on April 10, 2018 at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.  2019 Conference date/location to be announced. The Conference focused on advanced lactation support topics including: safe-guarding lactogenesis for the low and high risk infant, a father’s role in breastfeeding and iatrogenic breastfeeding complications. 

This year’s Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative (BLC) featured two dynamic speakers: Dr. Jane Morton, an award-winning lactation video producer & Stanford professor, as well as Tom Johnson, a distinguished author & professor at Methodist University specializing in maternal-child nursing and nutrition. Click here for 2018 Speaker Bios. In addition to the conference, there was also an exciting Networking/Demonstration/Vendor event on Monday evening.
Sponsored by the Montana Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and MT DPHHS, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program this premier conference on infant nutrition and lactation support provides the attendee with professional development opportunities, networking with other professionals and current clinical and practical lactation support knowledge.

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

Call for Exhibitors
BLC attendees are encouraged to visit exhibitors throughout the conference.  Exhibitors will not only have full conference exposure during breaks and the lunch session, but are also be invited to display their latest products/initiatives during the Networking/Demonstration/Vendor event Monday evening!  Please email Conference Coordinator, Michelle Eckert for more information.