New Horizons 2017 - Making it Work

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Presented by The Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County

Featuring Cathy Carothers, IBCLC, FILCA

Sponsored by: Pregnancy Aid-WIC of Snohomish County and Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
with support from the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) and local Private Practice IBCLCs


There may be a few spaces available at the conference - please email if you would like to attend and have not already registered.


7:30-8:00 Registration
8:00-8:15 Welcome Catherine Fenner, Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County
8:15-8:30 Sponsor Presentation Carolyn McGinty, Pregnancy Aid - WIC
8:30-10:00 Making it Work: Supporting Nursing Moms at Work Supporting breastfeeding women to continue breastfeeding after their return to work, including strategies for maintaining and building a healthy milk production, effective milk expression, and solutions for easing the transition back to work.
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:30 Sponsor Presentation Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS)
10:30-12:00 Making it Work: Engaging Employers in Providing Breastfeeding Support Motivators and barriers of employers and supervisors in providing onsite lactation support for employees; legislation on rights of working mothers; solutions for improving worksite support for breastfeeding mothers; and strategies for increasing buy-in and support.
12:00-1:00 Lunch (and Employer Recognition)
1:00-2:45 Technologies & Strategies for Supporting the Transition to Work Breakout sessions will address strategies for assisting working with mothers with continued breastfeeding, including solutions for barriers in community workplaces; ways to support mothers who choose to exclusively pump breastmilk; breast pump technologies and feeding techniques that can be helpful for working mothers; and improving support among childcare providers.
2:45-2:50 Sponsor Presentation  Local Private Practice IBCLCs
2:50-3:05 Break
3:05-4:05 The Time is Right: Seize the Moment! The Landscape of Breastfeeding Support National initiatives for improving support for breastfeeding families through policy, government, health care, legislation, and community-based interventions. Role of lactation consultants and breastfeeding advocates in building collaborative strategies to increase support for new families.
4:05-4:15 Wrap-up and evaluations


Cathy Carothers, IBCLC, FILCA

Cathy Carothers. IBCLC, FILCA is a board certified lactation consultant (since 1996) with rich experience providing training and technical assistance for health professionals and communities across the U.S. Her unique blend of humor, storytelling, and innovative teaching techniques using a visual learning platform have made her a highly sought after speaker for a wide range of audiences from health professionals to business leaders. She has developed national breastfeeding curricula for several national government agencies, and has led the national workplace support training and technical assistance initiatives for the HHS Office on Women’s Health and Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Her training events are known for being fun and memorable, and filled with practical “can do” strategies that can be immediately applied.


Brightwater Center
22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072-6010

Note that parking is extremely limited. Attendees are STRONGLY encouraged to carpool.


Registration is open to breastfeeding supporters of all kinds (health care professionals, community support providers, childcare providers) and to community members with an interest in supporting breastfeeding families through the return to work process.

5.75 L-CERPs, RN CEUs, and STARS credits are available.