Monday, March 26th

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Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA is a lawyer/litigator (since 1983) and private practic laction consultant (since 1997)     
who brings to life the connection between  lactation consultation and the law. Healthcare workers (HCPs) face ethical, moral and  legal challenges in their clinical care. With plain language and humor, Liz explains how law and ethics affect IBCLCs and HCPs. She offers immediate, pragmatic tips so HCPs can practice ethically, legally and confidently. She is an Adjunct Professor in Drexel University's Human Lactation Consultation Program, recently served as the President of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and Secretary of the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), and is a current Director at the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) (2015-2017). She wrote the only textbook focusing on IBCLC ethics and law, authored chapters on similar topics in five other texts, and is a well-received writer and lecturer in her field.      

Lisa Marasco, IBCLC  has been working with breastfeeding mothers for over 30 years and has been Internationally Board Certified since 1993. She holds a Master's degree in Human Development with specialization in Lactation Consulting and was designated a Fellow of ILCA in 2009. Lisa is co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk, a contributing author to the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultants, and a new Cochrane Collaborative author.  She is employed by WIC of Santa Barbara County while she continues to research, write and speak. In addition, Lisa is an Associate Area Professional LIason for La Leche League of So. Calif/Nevada, and serves on the Breastfeeding Coalition of Santa Barbara County.  

Conference Location

Boxboro Regency Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn) 
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719

Driving Directions 


69 Court St., Newton, MA 02458 

Nursing Mothers' Council of BACE

2018 Breastfeeding Conference 


Sorry - the conference is full! to check on last minute cancellations

         Monday, March 26, 2018,  7:30am - 4:30pm

 Boxboro Regency Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn)
242 Adams Pl., Boxborough, MA

Two Dynamic Speakers:



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 Schedule of Sessions
7:30 - 8:15 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

 8:15 - 10:00 am Welcome and Session 1: Dazed & Confused After Discharge: Breastfeeding Support is Different Once Families Go Home - Liz Brooks  

10:00 - 10:30 am Break, Exhibits

10:30 - 12:00 pm Session 2: Is it her hormones? Hormonal Imbalances & Insufficient Milk Supply - Lisa Marasco

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch, Exhibits

1:00 - 2:30 pm Session 3: Top Ten Ways to Keep Lactation Care Legal and Ethical
- Liz Brooks

2:30 - 3:00 pm Break, Exhibits

3:00 - 4:30 pm Session 4: Deciphering the Lactation Curve: Lessons in Breastfeeding Physics from the Dairy Industry - Lisa Marasco

4:30 - 4:45 CERPs, CEUs   

CEU/CERPs: BACE-NMC: 6 contact hours; IBLCE: approved for 4.5 L-CERPs and 1.5 E-CERPs; IBLCE credits are also accepted by DONA, CAPPA, ICEA and Lamaze; meets criteria of the CDR for 6 CPE credits for dietitians; meets criteria of the Commonwealth of MA Board of Nursing Regulations (244 CMR, section 5:00) for continuing education for nursing re-licensure for 6 contact hours.

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March 1




2018 BACE-NMC Membership plus Conference Registration 


BACE-NMC 2018 Members, WIC Peer Counselors**


NMC Counselors whose membership is current


$ 95

** Please note that all other WIC employees must register at regular rate

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MEALS: Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the full registration fee.  Lunch buffet will include hot roast turkey, salad bar, specialty side salads, soup, breads, dessert, and more. We are sorry but we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn at special conference rates. Single/Double: $89; Triple $115; Quad.: $125. Reservations must be made by March 4 to receive the Conference rate. (But you can also check online sites like Contact the hotel at: 1-978-263-8701 and mention NMC.

NURSING ROOM: A room will be available for those who need a quiet place to pump, nurse or change a diaper. Quiet, breastfed babies in arms may remain with their mothers in the meeting rooms.

EXHIBITS: Many exhibits of interest to lactation professionals and others will be available.

CONFERENCE SYLLABUS: The syllabus will be available in electronic format approximately one week before the conference. This will allow time for those who prefer a paper copy to print one out to bring. Instructions for downloading will be emailed to each registrant, so be sure we have an email address that is checked regularly.

*DEADLINES AND REFUNDS:  REFUND POLICY: Registration fee will be refunded in full if you  notify the Registrar by March 5. A partial refund (conference fee minus $50) will be given if you contact the registrar at by March 27. No refunds of any amount will be given after March 27.

The Boxboro Regency is accessible to those with physical disabilities