September 9, 2013


Health Professional Breastfeeding Conference

Montana WIC was able to provide funding support to the Missoula Breastfeeding Coalition for their Health Professional Breastfeeding Conference, October 7th 2013 in Missoula. The speaker is the author and breastfeeding advocate, Lisa Marasco, and contact hours will be offered.  WIC staff will be able to register for a lower fee ($50) and receive WIC CEUs (they also have CERPS, too).  View their website to learn more about the conference and download the registration form.

The Montana State Breastfeeding Coalition is happy to provide one scholarship to the Health Professional Breastfeeding Conference, available to any individual interested in breastfeeding support and advocacy. Download the scholarship application, which is due September 15th.


Summit to End Childhood Hunger

Register now for the statewide summit, Build a Stronger Montana: End Childhood Hunger, held at MSU in Bozeman on Sept.23 & 24, sponsored by the Montana Partnership to End Childhood Hunger. Registration fee is only $70. Continuing education credits for WIC (11.5 hours) are available. The summit will showcase best practices in communities across Montana to address child hunger along with opportunities to network and facilitated discussions to give individuals/groups the resources they need to take action in their communities. Get more information on the summit and register online. Please extend this invite to your staff, colleagues, members, friends, and networks.


Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium Education Offer

The Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium has a training available with 20 L-CERP and RD credit approvals. Visit their website for more information.


09-09-13 Mothers' Milk Bank of Montana Newsletter

Check out the first newsletter from the Missoula Mothers' Milk Bank of Montana!


Possible Resources on Breastfeeding

Does your local agency need a Medications and Mothers Milk 2012? How about Pocket Guide for Lactation Management? Let them know at the sign-in table at the Fall Trainings in Missoula or Billings.


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