2018 Iowa Breastfeeding Conference

Date & Time Location Registration
5/16/2018 - 8:30 AM FFA Enrichment Center, located on the DMACC Ankeny Campus

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Wednesday, May 16: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 17: 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

New Location!

FFA Enrichment Center (Located on the DMACC Ankeny Campus)
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023 

Intended Audience:

Nurses, Dietitians, Lactation Consultants, Peer Counselors and other healthcare professionals working with breastfeeding mothers.


To enable the healthcare team to provide evidence-based care, education and support to the breastfeeding mother and her family.


$25 – May 16th Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting
$50 – May 16th Afternoon Session
$120 – May 17th All Day Session (includes conference materials and lunch)


Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. Registration is online only. When you click the "register now" button, you will have the opportunity to select the session(s) you wish to attend.

A cancellation fee of $30 will be retained for cancellations before May 9, 2018 and should be directed to Jessica Dinh at (515) 241-3537 or Jessica.Dinh@unitypoint.org. Refunds will not be processed until after the conference.

Refunds will not be given after May 9, 2018.


Day #1: Wednesday May 16, 2018

8:30am-9:00am Registration
9:00-12:00 Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting
12:00-1:00 Lunch (for IBC Meeting attendees only)
12:00-1:00 Registration for afternoon sessions
1:00-2:30 1st Session
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:15 2nd Session
4:15-4:30 Evaluations/Adjourn

Day #2: Thursday May 17, 2018

7:30am-8:20am Registration
8:20- 8:30 Welcome & Announcements
8:30-9:45 Opening Session
9:45-10:15 Break/Exhibits
10:15-11:15 Breakout Session #1: 
Breakout Session #2: 
 11:15-12:15 Lunch/ Exhibits
12:15-1:15 Breakout Session #3: 
Breakout Session #4:
1:25-2:25 Breakout Session #5: 
Breakout Session #6: 
2:25-2:50 Break/Exhibits/Snacks
2:50-4:05 Closing Session
4:05- 4:15 Evaluations/Adjourn

*CEU's and CERPS have been applied for.

Dietary Requests:

We will do our best to accommodate any specific dietary requirements that are noted at the time of registration if applicable. If you have a severe medical need, you are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks to avoid any issues.

Infants Attending Conference:

Mothers may bring quiet babies less than six months of age into the sessions. Due to the professional nature of this conference, most mothers find it easiest to bring a support person along to provide baby care outside the meeting room. Please respect the learning needs of other participants and care for your baby outside the meeting room if needed.

A nursing room will be available onsite.


Rooms have been reserved at three different hotels at a discounted price for conference attendees. Simply call to make your reservations and tell them you are with the “Breastfeeding Conference”. A limited number of rooms were held so it is advised to book early. Reservations must be made by April 14th for discounted price. Free continental breakfast is included at all 3 hotels.

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton- $109/night
    2455 SE Creekview Dr. 
    Ankeny, IA
    (515) 963-0006
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites- $125/night
    2402 SE Tones Dr.
    Ankeny, IA
    (515) 965-2400
  • Hampton Inn & Suites- $125/night
    6210 SE Convenience Blvd
    Ankeny, IA
    (515) 261-4400

Additional Information:

New location! Traffic can be very busy at this time of morning so we suggest leaving early enough to give yourself plenty of time to reach the convention center.

Just a reminder that the conference center is large and temperature control can be difficult. We recommend dressing in layers or bringing a sweater for your comfort.

For questions please contact Jessica Dinh at Jessica.Dinh@unitypoint.org or (515) 241-3537.