2019 Annual Conference

The Tampa Bay Breastfeeding Task Force’s fourth annual conference theme, “Building Bridges to Better Breastfeeding,” seeks to explore issues surrounding breastfeeding and to create dialogues on potential solutions. 


LOCATION: Tampa General Hospital

DATE: February 15th, 2019


Presentation Slides

Medical vs Implicit Bias and the Impact on Breastfeeding Women of Color
Roxanne Bogalis presentation slides
RoxanneBogalis 2-15-19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]
Baby On Board
Rachel Romero and Jennifer Parker
BabyOnBoard 2-15-19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [849.4 KB]
Tethered Tissue and Breastfeeding
Joan Comrie
JoanComrie 2-15-19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [352.9 KB]
The Influence of Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses on Long Term Breastfeeding
Jessica Gordon and Nancy Faul
JessicaGordonNancyFaul 2-15-19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [295.7 KB]
Breastfeeding Friendly Daycare Centers
Stephanie Marhefka
StephanieMarhefka 2-15-19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
Teachers, Pumping and the Law
Michelle Phillips
MichellePhillips 2-15-19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [453.8 KB]
When Community Programs Collaborate
Amy Bohler and Ankita Patel
CommunityCollaboration 2-15-19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

Target Audience: Nurses, Lactation Specialists, Community Health Workers, Doulas, Case Managers, Physicians, Registered Dieticians, Educators, Students

Outcomes: Following the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

1. Differentiate between and identify medical and implicit biases and their impact on breastfeeding women of color.

2. Outline the step-by-step process of developing a Breastfeeding at Work Program.

3. Explain why many babies do not experience the "fixed" effect of a tethered oral tissue (TOT) release and the role that passive and active range of motion plays in feeding success.

4. Discuss current employer workplace programs that promote breastfeeding and employees’ perceptions of the support provided for breastfeeding.

5. Discuss the importance of daycare centers being breastfeeding friendly and the current policies and education available for daycare providers regarding human milk.

6. Review current breast pumping policies as they vary by state and school districts despite federal and state policies.

7. Identify strategies to overcome challenges in community program design and ways partnership affects breastfeeding rates at the community and family level.


5 Contact Hours will be awarded for this program. CE Broker program number #20-694454

Tampa General is an Approved Providers for the Florida Board of Nursing and multiple

other boards or Councils (Provider #50-1943). Contact hours are approved by Florida Board of Nursing.

This program has been approved for Contact hours are approved by Florida Board of Nursing for RN, LPN, CNS, ARNP, and CNA contact hours.

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