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Baby Matters: Topics in Prenatal & Pediatric Medicine – Register now!


The commercialization of human milk

The commercialization of human milk

by Jodine Chase
1.25 E CERPS and 1.25 pre-exam education hours

Non-profit human milk banks in North America dispensed over 4 million ounces of human milk in 2015 for infants in need. That sounds like a lot of milk, and it is an increase of 10 fold since the turn of the century. But in the same year, two competing US companies say they processed a similar amount of milk for commercial human milk products. One says they bought 1 million ounces at $1/oz that year. And a third company that offers a web-based brokerage for private buyers and sellers claims to have 10,000 ads offering 45 million ounces of milk at any given time. A Utah-based company is paying women in Cambodia for their milk and reselling it in the US. Infant formula companies are looking to extract human milk components to enhance their products, and the for-profit trend is expanding beyond the US’s borders into Canada, Australia, and beyond. Learn more about this human milk marketplace – what are the products being sold, and how to do they compare to traditional human donor milk? What are the options for families that wish to donate or sell milk, and for those in need?


Lactation Certification Review Course – Register now!


27th Annual Art of Breastfeeding – Save the date!


2017 Breastfeeding Symposium – Save the Date


2017 Breastfeeding Symposium


The Education Center at Eastern AHEC
2600 W. Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, NC




Registration and full brochure coming soon!

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Allied Health, Nursing

NC’s Business Case for Breastfeeding May 11 and May 31

NCBC Community! You won’t want to miss these webinars with the renowned Cathy Carothers. Register now for both events. Thanks to DPH for organizing these.

Breastfeeding in Public in NC-It’s Legal

“This power point was originally created as a staff training tool for Cone Health. It has since been adapted to reach a broader audience and may be used for education, but not sold.”

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Maternal & Infant Best Practices in 2017 – Northwest AHEC

Wake Forest School of Medicine and Northwest Area Health Education Center
Maternal & Infant Best Practices in 2017 - Registration Open!

Registration is open for Maternal & Infant Best Practices in 2017  – June 8

This one-day statewide video conference will focus on best practices in both maternal and infant health in 2017.

Target Audience: Nurses, social workers, educators, nurse practitioners and others interested in maternal and infant health.


Maternal & Infant Best Practices in 2017 – June 8
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2017 NCLCA Breastfeeding Summit – Practice Pearls of Wisdom

2017 NCLCA Breastfeeding Summit – Practice Pearls of Wisdom
Event # 51411   Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Monday, May 22, 2017

What Can I Expect?

The mission of this summit is to support, connect and grow the community of lactation professionals in NC. Each year the NCLCA Summit brings together lactation consultants from across the state as speakers and participants. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for NC lactation consultants to collaborate, share ideas, mentor each other, and become a cohesive community of health care providers and breastfeeding advocates.

This year, we will focus on creating conversations that further our skills, ethics and regional identity.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting | 1:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Dessert Reception 6:30-7:00 PM | & the Pre-Summit Event “Food Sensitivities in the Breastfed Baby: Optimizing Infant Outcome through Maternal Diet” |7:00-9:00 PM
Monday, May 22, 2017 – NCLCA Practice Pearls of Wisdom Summit | 8:45 AM – 4:30 PM

See the full agenda by clicking on the Event Brochure URL below.

The summit is being hosted at the Coastline Convention Center located in historic downtown Wilmington on the banks of the Cape Fear River at 501 Nutt St., Wilmington NC 28401.

 Event Brochure | Registration Form

Event Objectives:
– Describe breastfeeding advocacy efforts in the State
– Define available resources for breastfeeding mothers in individual perinatal regions
– Discuss hot topics in clinical lactation practice
– Define the ethics of lactation support specifically as they apply to providing support online

Event Fees:

NCLCA Member Conference Fee (Register By May 1): $100.00  (Expires on 5/2/2017)
Non-NCLCA Member Conference Fee (Register by May 1): $120.00  (Expires on 5/2/2017)
Science Fair Participant Fee: $60.00  (Expires on 4/14/2017)

Session Date Check-In Start Time End Time Room Location
Pre-Summit Event and Practice Pearls of Wisdom Summit (May 21 & 22) 5/21/2017 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 4:30 PM  
NCLCA Breastfeeding Summit – Practice Pearls of Wisdom (May 22 ONLY) 5/22/2017 8:00 AM 8:45 AM 4:30 PM  
Science Fair Participant (May 21 & 22) 5/21/2017 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:30 PM  
Science Fair Participant (May 22 ONLY) 5/21/2017 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 4:30 PM  

For Additional Event Information, Please Contact Paula Bracey At 910-667-9335