Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP (also known as Dr. Mom) founded Colorado Lactation Journal Club more than 28 years ago as an educational offering of The Lactation Program (1985-2009), one of the very first comprehensive breastfeeding centers in the US.
Although The Lactation Program has closed, Journal Club lives on! It is now a program of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation and is hosted by
Mothers’ Milk Bank at the Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Marianne Neifert continues in her role as Journal Club’s regular facilitator/moderator.
First established in 1987 with fewer than a dozen participants, Colorado Lactation Journal Club has grown to impact more than 230 key health professionals annually—within a 100 mile radius—who are dedicated to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding.
Regular participants include hospital and community-based lactation consultants; hospital maternity nurses, office nurses and public health nurses; hospital and community dietitians; diverse WIC staff; certified nurse midwives; physicians and medical students; childbirth and parent education instructors; mental health professionals; La Leche League Leaders; doulas and others.
The group reviews current breastfeeding literature, hears from guest speakers, networks with colleagues, learns about national and local breastfeeding initiatives, discusses challenging cases, and previews new educational resources.
Why should I attend?
Attending Journal Club keeps you updated about the latest breastfeeding research, connects you to a valuable network of lactation professionals, awards continuing education credits, including CERPs and CEUs, and gives you an opportunity to enhance your practice by applying new knowledge.
2017 Colorado Lactation Journal Club Dates & Agendas (to view agendas, click the dates below):
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