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Recent Past

La Leche League of Eastern Pennsylvania, Families: Building Strong Foundations
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

American Public Health Association
Shifting Landscapes: Creating New Strategies for Persistent Challenges to Health Equity and Reproductive Justice for Women
Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
with Judy Norsigian, BA , Our Bodies Ourselves, Cambridge, MA and
Malika A. Redmond, MA

BreastfeedLA (Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles)
Breastfeeding Ethics, Policy, and the Law: Critical Issues for 2014
November 15, 2013
Torrence, California

United States Lactation Consultant Association

May 3, 2013 – May 5, 2013
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Annual East Coast More Than LATCH Conference 2013
February 20, 2013 – February 22, 2013
Chespeake, Virginia, United States

Lactation Consultant in Private Practice
March 1, 2013 – March 3, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

2012 Art of Breastfeeding Conference
October 8, 2012 – October 9, 2012
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Mother to Mother Matters- A Parenting and Breastfeeding Conference

La Leche League of Pennsylvania East
October 19, 2012 – October 21, 2012
Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania

Illinois Department of Health, Henderson County WIC

May 10, 2012
Monmouth, Illinois

Breastfeeding: The Gold Standard

New Orleans, Louisiana

March 21 – 23, 2012


4th Annual Worksite Wellness Summit
Wyoming Department of Health
Cheyenne, Wyoming
October 12, 2011

Slutwalk Philadelphia

City Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 6, 2011


DONA International Annual Conference Boston, Massachusetts
July 21 – 24, 2011
“You Can’t Do That Here”


La Leche League of Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska
May 6 – 7, 2011


La Leche League of Connecticut Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
Breastfeeding Basics and Beyond
Farmington, Connecticut
April 16, 2010
“Breastfeeding as a Civil Right”


La Leche League of Ohio 2010 Conference Weekend
Parenting From the Heart
Healthcare Provider Seminar
Cleveland, Ohio
April 23-25, 2010
“Breastfeeding as a Civil Right 101”
“Breastfeeding as a Civil Right 102”
“Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers in Litigation”
“Leader Ethics on the Internet”


“Kaleidescope,” La Leche League International, Eastern United States Division
Philadelphia, PA
July 9 – 11, 2009


2009 Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium:
Securing Breastfeeding as a Reproductive Right from the Birthplace to the Workplace
March 26-27, 2009
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
For more info go here.
“Law and Breastfeeding in Public Life: Examining the Legal Basis for U.S. Law and Policies Addressing Pregnancy, Lactation and Maternity Leave”


Hear Jake interviewed on the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog


Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference
Frontiers of Feminism at Home and Abroad
University of North Caroline: Charlotte, April 2008
Presenter: “Disturbing the ‘Public’: Breastfeeding, Feminism, Risks, and Rights – Breastfeeding as a Legal Right”


La Leche League of Eastern PA
Mothering — Because it Matters
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
October 19 – 21, 2007


La Leche League International
50 Years — Celebrating the Power of Breastfeeding
Chicago, Illinois
July 18 – 20, 2007
“Breastfeeding and the Law”