2nd Annual Breastfeeding Conference

Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition 


Creating A Connected Breastfeeding Community

Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole is a board-certified lactation consultant, neonatal oral-motor assessment professional and clinical herbalist in private practice.  Melissa is passionate about providing comprehensive, holistic lactation support and improving the level of clinical lactation skills for health professional. She enjoys researching and writing, especially on topics such tongue tie and botanical medicine.  Her bachelor’s degree is in maternal/child health and lactation and her master’s degree is in therapeutic herbalism. Before pursuing her current path, Melissa’s background was in education and cultural arts, which has served her well in her work as a lactation consultant and healthcare educator. She loves living, working and playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her 3 children.

Scott Winn

Scott Winn is a racial equity consultant who supports a variety of entities, from grass-roots organizations to governmental institutions, in addressing racial and other inequities and transforming policies and practices to achieve equity for all. He provides training, facilitation, assessment, coaching and strategic development. He is a faculty member at the University of Washington, School of Social Work. For eight years he was a Policy and Development Lead for the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI). For the past 25 years he has been active with grassroots organizations engaged in racial, gender and economic transformation. 

Bryna Sampey

Bryna has been an IBCLC since 2010 and has been working with families as a doula and lactation counselor since 2006. She has undertaken additional training and continuing education in the areas of oral restriction management, Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT), Primitive Reflexes in infants, TummyTime™, cultural congruency and competency, and counseling strategies. Bryna is also certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (infant and adult). In her doula work, she specializes in high risk and surgical birth. Bryna offers clinical, home, and telehealth lactation consults. She has expertise in complex cases. When not working in clinic, Bryna takes great joy in public speaking to lactation consultants and other perinatal healthcare professionals. She offers lectures on a wide array of topics related to infant feeding, lactation, and supporting parents.


Camie Jae Goldhammer

Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC, (Sisseton-Wahpeton) is a Clinical SocialWorker and Lactation Consultant. Camie received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington in 2006, specializing in Maternal Mood Disorders and the effects of complex/Intergenerational trauma on attachment, bonding and the parenting practices of Native families. Camie is the founder and chair of the Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. She is also a founding mother and President Elect of the newly formed National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color. In 2013, she became Washington state's  first Native American IBCLC. In August 2016, Camie began working as a Campaign Director with MomsRising bringing Paid Family and Medical Leave to Washington State. 


   Starts: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM PDT
   Ends: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM PDT

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   Yasmina Aknin 
   Clark County Public Health 

Provided in partnership with Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition, Clark County Public Health and Washington Department of Health



Day 1 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020

12:00 PM   Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:30 PM -2:00 PM  "Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation"-Scott Winn, Racial Equity Consultant

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Break

2:30 PM -4:00 PM -   "Culture, Trauma and Breastfeeding: How it is all connected"-Camie Jae Goldhammer, SW, LICSW, IBCLC

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Closing remarks

Day 2 - Thursday, October 8, 2020

12:00 PM - Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM -Tongue Tie Assessment and Post Frenectomy Care- Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC 

2:30 PM -3:00 PM - Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Parenting in a Pandemic: Breastfeeding and COVID-19- Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

 4:30 PM-5:00 PM  Closing remarks; Conference closes; submitted evaluations are required to receive continuing education credits.

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Education Credits

Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points has been submitted to the
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. 

Who Should Attend?

This program is for you if you are

  • Maternity or pediatric nurse working with families with small babies
  • Obstetrician, midwife, pediatrician, or family medicine physician involved with the daily feeding and parenting issues of new families
  • Childbirth educator
  • Labor and/or postpartum doula
  • WIC clinic staff member
  • Facilitator of early parenting education
  • Social worker, Early Head Start staff
  • La Leche League leader who wants updates and new scientific resources
  • Public health nurse or staff person working with new families
  • Occupational or respiratory therapist working with breastfeeding newborns
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Registered Dietician working with pregnant women, new mothers, and their babies




Jointly funded by Clark County Public Health and the Washington State Department of Health