Southeast Georgia Health System Hosts Breastfeeding Conference For Health Care Professionals and Community

February 18, 2020

Breastfeeding has been proven to be the best source of nutrition for babies to grow and stay healthy. It also benefits mothers by lowering their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis.


Committed to being a resource to mothers who choose to breastfeed, as well as helping health care professionals and the community understand the importance of breastfeeding, Southeast Georgia Health System will host a Breastfeeding Conference on Friday, April 24, 2020, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive. The conference is open to health care professionals; birth, parenting and lactation specialists; and interested community members. Continuing education credits are available to those who qualify.


Misunderstanding a baby’s normal behavior is one reason that mothers add formula, begin solids prematurely, or give up breastfeeding altogether. Guest speaker Jan Tedder, BSN, FNP, IBCLC, will present developmental changes that are often misinterpreted as breastfeeding problems and offer resources to help families manage these changes. She will also discuss hospital discharge readiness, the critical impact of “responsive parenting,” innovative strategies for effective parent teaching, and share intriguing case studies, inspiring video clips, and interactive exercises.


Tedder has worked with families for decades. A published author, Tedder was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, a national nursing honor society, and honored as the North Carolina Maternal Child Health Nurse of the Year. She created the award-winning HUG Your Baby program, which has been shared with 12,000 professionals and thousands of parents in 20 countries around the world. In addition to teaching birth, parenting and lactation specialists, Jan provides home-based lactation services in Durham, North Carolina.


The registration fee for the all-day breastfeeding conference is $90 (plus a convenience fee for online registration); an early bird 10% discount is offered to those registering by March 24, 2020 ($81). The registration fee includes conference materials, refreshments, lunch and continuing education credits. Southeast Georgia Health System team members may attend at no charge.

For more information regarding this event, contact Kim Buckley, R.N., BSN at or call 912-466-4171. Online registration is available 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, multiple outpatient specialty care centers, and numerous employed physician practices. The Health System has the only CyberKnife® M6 with MLC technology in Georgia, and a Cancer Care Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The Health System is part of Coastal Community Health, a regional affiliation between Baptist Health and Southeast Georgia Health System forming a highly integrated hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. For more information, call 855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447) or visit


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