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Date(s) - 09/21/2021
8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Annual Advances in Lactation Support Conference (Virtual)

Tuesday September 21, 2021

presented virtually with live presentations and Q & A

Sessions will be recorded and available through December 2021


8:30am -10:00 am: The Impact of Historical Trauma on Breastfeeding and Why It Matters (part 1)

Speaker:  Leanne Brock

10:00-10:15am:       Break

10:15am -11:45 am : The Impact of Historical Trauma on Breastfeeding and Why It Matters (part 2)

Speaker:  Leanne Brock

12:00pm -1:00 pm

Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington (BCW) and Department of Health Updates

1:00pm – 2:00 pm: COVID-19 and Breastfeeding

Speaker: Dr. MaryAnn O’Hara

2:00pm -3:00pm:    Tailoring Your Breastfeeding Support

Speaker: Dr. MaryAnn O’Hara

3:15pm-4:15pm:     Update on Tongue Tie and Lip Tie

Speaker: Dr. MaryAnn O’Hara






7 hours continuing education.

IBCLC cerps and RD/RDN/DTR credits applied for.

Registration $200



Leanne Brock – Bio

Hello, my name is Leanne Rye Brock. I am African American and Choctaw. I am the daughter of Lee Brock and Brenda Rye Brock. My relatives are from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

I am a mother, educator, advocate, and leader dedicated to reminding communities of the power of traditional approaches to education and healing. I hold a B.S. in Maternal Child Health with a concentration in Lactation, M.A. Cultural and Reproductive Anthropology with a concentration in Historical Trauma in the African American and Native American Communities. I am currently working on my PH.D in Educational Studies with a concentration in decolonizing systems.



Dr. Maryann O’Hara, MPH, MD is a board certified family practice specialist  

MaryAnn O’Hara, MD-MPH