Vermont Lactation Consultant Association, Inc.

27th Annual Professional Lactation Conference


April 23 & 24, 2020

Doubletree by Hilton   New location

870 Williston Road

South Burlington, Vermont

VLCA Conference

PO Box 32

Starksboro, VT 05487

This conference is intended for those working with pregnant and postpartum individuals and their families:

Lactation Consultants, Physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, La Leche League leaders, and public health nurses and nutritionists 


Reservation form


Brochure / Registration


Marketplace Registration

Thursday, April 23

Jenny Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

  1. The Normal Newborn and Why Breastmilk is Not Just Food

  2. Navigating the first Two Weeks: The Normal Newborn and Appropriate Supplementation

  3. Why Not Just One Bottle? The Science Behind Exclusive Breastfeeding

  4. Using a Physiologic Approach to Help Mothers with a Low Milk Supply

  5. An Approach to the Fussy Breastfed Infant (Reflux, Colic, and Breastfeeding)

  6. The Case Against Breastfeeding: Evaluating the Evidence

Friday, April 24

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE, CLD

  1. Up In Smoke: The Potential Implications of Marijuana Use on Babies During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

  2. Can a Baby Be Allergic to Breastmilk: Lactose Intolerance, Sensitivities, Allergies, and Galactosemia

  3. Going Viral (and Bacterial): The Implications of Zika and Lyme during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

  4. The Times Are A Changing: Discovering Strategies for Effective and Engaging Breastfeeding Education for Today’s Parents

  5. Hold the Phone! Diet Does Matter During Breastfeeding: Implication of Diet on Fatty Acid Composition and Other Nutrients


Jennifer Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE, CLD