Applaud Breastfeeding

Des Moines, IA US
November 6, 2023


Registration Fee: $120


Please email Angela Swieter or call 515-210-1868 for registration or program content questions.

Target Audience

Healthcare and community professionals (doctors, midwives, nurses, lactation consultants, dietitians, dentists, doulas, peer counselors, etc.) who assist mothers and babies with breastfeeding.


This conference will provide the most current strategies for healthcare providers assisting breastfeeding mothers and babies.


The agenda is subject to change.

8:30 am

Registration and Welcome    

9:00 am

Growth: Expectations, Management, and Risk Reduction

Janean Wedeking, DO, IBCLC
Family Medicine, Floyd County Medical Center

  1. Describe typical weight gain patterns for healthy term infants in the first year of life.
  2. Determine factors that hinder ideal weight gain in infants related to breastfeeding.
  3. Identify the effects of breastfeeding on chronic disease and weight management in children and the breastfeeding parent.
10:30 am    Break
10:45 am

Exploring the Link Between Infant Tension and Nervous System Regulation

Sara Cahill, DC
Gonstead Chiropractor, Wayson Family Chiropractic 

  1. Describe the nervous system's role in a baby navigating their environment and how it shows in their bodily posture.
  2. Utilize the Gonstead chiropractic care in infants versus adults.
12:15 pmLunch
1:15 pm

Breastfeeding Through the Supportive Lens of Infant Mental Health

Billie Jo Claussen, MS, IMHS-E®
Early ACCESS Service Coordinator/Early Interventionist, Northwest Area Education Agency

  1. Determine how the lens of infant mental health supports attunement, attachment, and positive parent mentalization so babies can be held safe by those who love and care for them. 
  2. Describe ways of incorporating concepts of infant mental health into practice.
2:45 pmBreak
3:00 pm

Baby-Led Weaning for the Breastfed Baby

Marieta Boberg, MS, RDN, LD, IBCLC
Independent Nutrition and Lactation Consultant

  1. Identify two developmental signs that a baby is ready to start solid foods.
  2. Describe the size and shape of food to offer a baby in the palmer grasp phase with baby-led weaning.
  3. Identify two safety steps to do when feeding with baby-lead weaning.
4:30 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 6.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/06/2023 - 8:30am CST
Event ends: 
11/06/2023 - 4:30pm CST
The Euclid Room
2540 E. Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
United States

Accreditation Statements

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and Basking Babies, LLC. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 6.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 6.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Marieta Boberg, MS, RDN, LD, IBCLC - Speaker
  • Sara Cahill, DC - Speaker
  • Billie Jo Clausen, MS, IMHS-E - Speaker
  • Elizabeth Kehret, MA, IBCLC - Activity Director
  • Angela Swieter, BSN, RN, IBCLC, ICCE - Activity Director, Facilitator
  • Janean Wedeking, DO - Speaker


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 6.00 IBON


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Registration Fee: $120


For registration or program content questions, please email Angela Swieter or call 515-210-1868.