Join us on March 26, 2020

Featured Speaker:

Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc 

Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Director, Lactation Services
Associate Director, Research and Program Development, UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health
Distinguished Scholar in Infant and Young Child Feeding, UNC Department of Maternal & Child Health, School of Public Health

Dr. Stuebe completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She completed fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s, and she earned a Masters in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has published more than 110 peer-reviewed articles. She is currently an associate professor and board-certified maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.


In the clinical arena, she is Medical Director of Lactation Services at UNC Health Care, and she works with an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals. Her current research focuses on the role of oxytocin in women’s health and postpartum depression and on developing models for holistic care of families during the 4th Trimester.


She is a member of the Steering Committee for Moms Rising North Carolina, the Breastfeeding Expert Work Group for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a board member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the current president of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Lunch Speakers:

Rebecca Cannon-Klemenz, BA, MS

Rebecca Cannon-Klemenz is a Human Rights and Opportunities Representative who works for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), a state agency that aims to eliminate discrimination through advocacy and education. Rebecca drafts discrimination complaints, and mediates and investigates the complaints. Rebecca arrived at the CHRO last year after spending the previous thirteen years at the Connecticut Department of Labor working in a variety of roles involving unemployment compensation programs. Her focus areas at the CHRO have been the development of outreach programs for K-12 institutions which promote equality, diversity, and inclusivity, and the advocacy of breastfeeding rights in employment and places of public accommodation.


Kimberly Jacobsen, JD

Kimberly Jacobsen is a civil rights attorney who works for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), a state agency that aims to eliminate discrimination through advocacy and education.  Kimberly represents the CHRO at administrative hearings held before the Office of Public Hearings and in a variety of litigation in State and Federal Courts.  Her work at the CHRO also includes appellate litigation and she has argued before the State’s Appellate Court.  Kimberly is also involved with the agency’s education and outreach program and the preparation of the agency’s legislative proposals.  She has a special interest in housing discrimination, breastfeeding rights and mediation.  In the spring of 2014 the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal published an article she wrote titled “They Can Pump Up the Volume but Can They Pump Out Their Milk? Public Secondary Schools Should be Required to Accommodate Lactating Students.”

© 2020 La Leche League of Connecticut

La Leche League of Connecticut is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping families breastfeed through peer support, encouragement, information, and education. Volunteer Leaders provide monthly support meetings throughout the state. 

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