Health System Hosts “Breastfeeding: The Gift of Life” Seminar For Health Care Professionals and Community

March 21, 2019

Breastfeeding has been proven the best source of nutrition for babies to grow and stay healthy. Southeast Georgia Health System is committed to being a resource to mothers choosing to breastfeed, as well as helping health care professionals and the community understand the importance of breastfeeding. Nursing professionals and community members are invited to attend acontinuing education seminar, “Breastfeeding: The Gift for Life,” on Friday, April 12, 2019. The event takes place 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive. 

The all-day conference fee is $75 (plus a $6.20 convenience fee for online registration) and includes conference materials and lunch. This activity has been submitted to Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Guest speaker and health care professional, Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, will discuss various breastfeeding topics, including “making of a milk factory,” “recognizing when things are headed south,” “thinking outside of the box” and “top five traits of a great lactation consultant.” Marasco has worked with breastfeeding mothers for more than 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. Marasco is co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, a contributing author to the Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care, 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, Marasco is an Associate Area Professional Liaison for La Leche League of Southern California/Nevada, and serves on the Breastfeeding Coalition of Santa Barbara County.

For more information regarding this event, contact Kim Buckley, R.N., BSN at or call 912-466-4171. Online registration is available until April 9 at

About Southeast Georgia Health System
Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit health system comprised of two acute care hospitals, two long term care facilities, three immediate care centers, five family medicine centers and numerous employed physician practices. The Health System has multiple outpatient specialty care centers, including the only CyberKnife® Program in the region and one of only four in Georgia, and a Cancer Care Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. In 2018, the Health System’s Brunswick and Camden Campus hospitals were recognized in Georgia Trend magazine’s “Top Georgia Hospitals” in the medium-sized and small-sized categories, respectively. For more information, visit

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