We regret to inform you that the 2020 La Leche League of Connecticut Health Care Provider Webinar has been cancelled.
Due to staffing shortages related to the progression of COVID-19, our featured speaker, Dr. Alison Steube, has been pressed into clinical service at her facility, therefore it is unclear whether she will be available to present. Please keep her in your thoughts as she works on the front lines of this battle.
We plan to reconvene at St. Clement’s Castle for an in-person event on March 25, 2021 with Alison Stuebe as our featured speaker. Registration fees from the cancelled seminar/webinar will be automatically refunded in full, according to your method of payment. Any book orders will also be cancelled and money refunded. Please allow 45 days for your refund to be processed. If you prefer to apply your fee to the 2021 seminar, please contact the Health Care Provider Coordinator, Anne Brown at Anne.firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2020.
For all those health care providers who are also working in harm’s way, as well as anyone adversely affected by this outbreak, we send you our best wishes for safety and comfort during this trying time.
Featured Speaker for March 25th 2021:
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.