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Provided in partnership with 

Women & Infants Hopsital of Rhode Island 

Event Details 

General Admission - $135.00 

Doula rate - $100.00

A limited number of reduced priced tickets are available, at this time we are only able to extend this offer to doulas.

A discount code is needed to register at the Doula rate, please contact Tonya Tyler to receive the code: Tonyatyl@gmail.com

Breakfast and lunch provided for all attendees.

Continuing Education Credits are pending.

Event parking instructions are provided below.


 Monday, March 25, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

The Malcolm and Elizabeth Chace Education Center

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905

Parking at 775 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02905

Driving Directions 

Parking Informaiton:

Complimentary parking will be provided for conference attendees at the hospital's employee parking lot located at 775 Eddy St. (highlighted in yellow on the map below). There will be an event parking sign located at the entrance with an officer posted there to greet attendees. From there, a complimentary shuttle service will be available to and from the hospital.



Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition 


Contact person:

Tonya Tyler, Conference Chair 2019 

Additional presentation details will be added as they become available. Please check back for updated information on presentations.


7:30 AM - Registration opens

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM - Opening remarks with Mimi Desjarlais, RIBC Chair

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM - "Breastfeeding Support for the Healthcare Community" Courtney Bilodeau MD, IBCLC, FACP and Chelsea Shea CNM

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM - BREAK

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - "The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Supporting Breastfeeding" with  Maya Bolman RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - LUNCH & Creme de la Creme Award 

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM -  "HAND-ling the Pain: Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation: Research and Case Reviews" with Maya Bolman RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - "Epigenetic Influences of Maternal Behavior on Infant Stress Reactivity"  Kathleen Hawes, PhD, RN

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM - BREAK

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM - "Sudden Infant Death and Bedsharing: Where are the real risks?" and "The Cost of Suboptimal Breastfeeding"  Melissa Bartick, MD, MSc, FAMB

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Closing remarks and raffles

5:00 PM - Conference closes; submitted evaluations are required to receive continuing education credits

Continuing Education Credits: 

CME: This activity has been planned and impemented in accordance with the accredition requirements and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Women and Infants Hospital and the Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition. Women and Infants Hospital is accredited by RIMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Women and Infants Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1  Credit™ . Physicians should only claiim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


We will have vendor tables at this event. Most vendors can accept credit/debit cards or checks and an ATM is located near by.