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Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition 2013 Conference
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When: 9/9/2013
7:30AM to 4:00PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel
100 Berlin Road
Cromwell, Connecticut  06416
United States

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Responding to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding:
Meeting the Diverse Needs of Connecticut’s Families

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When: Monday, September 9, 2013

Where: Crowne Plaza, Cromwell, CT

Who Should Attend: Health care providers caring for breastfeeding families including nurses, pediatricians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives, dieticians and nutritionists, WIC staff, lactation consultants, breastfeeding advocates and researchers, public health professionals and community members interested in breastfeeding.


Kimberly Seals Allers

Kimberly Seals Allers is the founder of, a parenting destination and blog for African American moms and moms-to-be, and the author of The Mocha Manual™ series of books. Her presentation, No Mother Left Behind: Reducing Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding Rates, will address the potential impact breastfeeding has for reducing infant mortality among African American infants. She expects this session will give "breastfeeding supporters the knowledge and cultural competency so that no mother is left behind.” Undoubtedly, Kimberly will approach this presentation with the level of sophistication and thoughtfulness her followers adore. She is an accomplished commentator, public speakers, and consultant on motherhood and breastfeeding issues. She is a highly respected journalist whose provocative online commentaries on breastfeeding disparities, infant health, and the intersection of race, class and culture, have resulted in her being considered a foremost authority on these and other motherhood issues. Kimberly is mom of two.


  • Dr. Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP, Chair Elect US Breastfeeding Committee
  • Mary Lussier, RN, IBCLC
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brownell, PhD, MA
  • Caroline Cooke, RD, CLC
  • Marilyn Lonczak, Med, RD

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