Tennessee Breastfeeding Symposium 2021

Nashville, TN US

Target Audience

Providers caring for pregnant and lactating women and their infants including Nurses, APRNs, Physicians, (Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Neonatology) Physician Assistants, IBCLCs (Lactation Consultants), Lactation support providers (CLC, CLS, CLE), Doulas, Midwives, Dietitians, WIC Peer Counselors, Health Department Staff.

Learning Objectives

The outcomes for the Tennessee Breastfeeding Symposium are:

  • Identify ways to bridge the gap among healthcare providers, birth workers, and other lactation support providers to improve perinatal outcomes.
  • Describe post-pandemic: perils, pitfalls, and lessons learned from the lactation professionals and birth workers.
  • Identify ways to strengthening the mother-baby dyad and breastfeeding through innovation and equity.
  • Describe current and future innovations to promote and provide human milk in Tennessee.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 ANCC
  • 0.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Tennessee Breastfeeding Symposium, Nashville – June 24-25, 2021 
Thursday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


1st Day


3:00 pm – 3:15

Tennessee Breastfeeding Coalition Welcome

3:15 – 3:30

Welcome to Nashville – Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner Tennessee Department of Health

3:30 – 4:00

The TN Breastfeeding Imperative – Dr. Tobi Amosun, Assistant Commissioner, TN Department of Health

4:00 – 4:30

The “Metro – Spective”: Breastfeeding Support in Nashville - Patricia Brooke Ryne-Dawkins, Breastfeeding Coordinator

4:30 – 5:15

The Politics and Economics of Infant Feeding: From Baby-Friendly to IBCLC – Dr. Flora Ukoli, MD, MPH, IBCLC

5:15 - 5:25



5:30 – 6:30

Keynote AddressCultural Humility and Care: Overcoming Barriers to Equity in Lactation Support - Brenda Reyes, RN, CLC, Lead Specialist: Peer Lactation Services for HealthConnect One 

6:30 – 7:00

Talking to Your Boss About Your Pump: Empowering Pregnant and Nursing Mothers in the Workplace through Legal Support Kameron Dawson, A Better Balance

Day 2

-- Day 2 --

9:00 am – 9:30

Breakfast, Exhibits and Networking Opportunities

9:30 – 10:15

The Hospital and Community Connections on Maternal Child Health – Felisha Brooks – Floyd IBCLC

10:15 – 10:45

Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee – Susan Campbell, MD, Executive Director

10:45 – 11:30

Respectful Maternity Care and the Breastfeeding Experience – Amber Price, DNP, CNM, MSN, RN, COO, Centennial Medical Center, HCA Tristar, Nashville, TN.

11:30 – 11:40


11:45 – 12:30

Everyone Wants to Hold the Baby, Who Will Hold the Mother?” (Mental Health) – Jabina Coleman, LSW, IBCLC

12:30 – 1:00

Marijuana & Breastfeeding: A Second Look, A Better Approach – Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC

1:00 pm – 1:30

Lunch, Twitter Party

1:30 – 2:15

Doctors and Doulas: Working Together for Optimal Care – Dr. Bill Chun, MD, FACOG

2:15 – 2:45

The Burnout is Real: Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty as a Lactation and BirthWork Professional – Sekeita Lewis-


2:45 – 3:00

Zumba/Yoga Stretch and Break


3:00 – 3:45

Panel Discussion: Continuity of Care - Elizabeth Buckhanon, BSW, FSS  (Shelby County Health Department WIC Peer Counselor), Valerie Lai-Rivera (Montgomery County WIC Peer Counselor), Kristin Mejia (Homeland Heart), Cicely Wilson (Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition Chair), D'Yuanna Allen-Robb (Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Director, Metro Public Health Department - Nashville); Indigo Harris, (Nashville Strong Babies); Donna Jean- Jumeau (Metro Public Health Department - Nashville)

  3:45 – 4:00

  Roundtable Brainstorming - Moving the Needle Ahead – Shukura Umi, MPH, TNBFC, and BSTARS


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
United States
+1 (615) 889-1000




2800 Opryland Drive

Nashville, Tennessee 37214 USA

Phone: 615-889-1000

Fax: 615-871-7741


  • Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner Tennessee Department of Health
  • Tobi Amosun, MD, FAAP, Assistant Commissioner, TN Department of Health
  • Patricia Brooke Ryne-Dawkins, Breastfeeding Coordinator
  • Flora Ukoli, MD, MPH, IBCLC
  • Brenda Reyes, RN, CLC, Lead Specialist: Peer Lactation Services for HealthConnect One
  • Kameron Dawson, JD, A Better Balance
  • Felisha Brooks-Floyd BS, IBCLC
  • Susan Campbell, MD, IBCLC, Executive Director
  • Amber Price, DNP, CNM, MSN, RN, COO, Centennial Medical Center, HCA Tristar, Nashville, TN.
  • Jabina Coleman, MSW, LSW, IBCLC
  • Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, RN, IBCLC
  • Bill Chun, MD, FACOG
  • Elizabeth Buckhanon, BSW, FSS  (Shelby County Health Department WIC Peer Counselor)
  • Valerie Lai-Rivera (Montgomery County WIC Peer Counselor)
  • Kristin Mejia (Homeland Heart)
  • Cicely Wilson (Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition Chair)
  • D'Yuanna Allen-Robb (Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Director, Metro Public Health Department - Nashville);
  • Indigo Harris, (Nashville Strong Babies)
  • Donna Jean- Jumeau (Metro Public Health Department - Nashville)
  • Shukura Umi, MPH, TN Breastfeeding Coalition, and BSTARS

UTHSC College of Nursing, Memphis is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

In order to receive full contact credit(s) for this NCPD activity, you must:

  • Be in attendance for at least 80% of the program, and 
  • Complete and submit the Evaluation and Verification of Attendance at the conclusion of the program. 

A conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship. The planners and presenters of this NCPD activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity. 
Commercial Support: No
Noncommercial Sponsor Support: No 
Off-label Product Use: This NCPD activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 


Available Credit

  • 8.50 ANCC
  • 0.00 Attendance

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