Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Thanks to everyone who made this years world breastfeeding month celebration such a success. We look forward to next years 2010 celebration. Watch here for updates.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hotel Information

If anyone has difficulty registering with the hotel at the group rate, please go ahead and register and get a room and then when you check-in mention you are with our group and the rate should be the same as the one they have guaranteed. Any other problems let me know I will help work them out. Another dozen rooms have been added to the block this morning. 513-724-3313 or

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Continuing Education

Who Should Attend: This presentation is intended for lactation consultants, nurses, CNM, CPNP, WHNP, physicians, dietitians, community health workers, doulas and all healthcare professionals or group support leaders who support breastfeeding dyads.

Continuing Education:
Lactation Consultants: This program has been approved for 6 L CERPs from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Inc. (IBLCE).
Nurses: This activity has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver Unit at the Health Alliance (OBN-007-92) for 6.2 contact hours.

Attendance at entire activity on Friday and completion of evaluation form is required for credit.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Are you an exhibitor? Do you provide services of interest to health professionals working with new parents or breastfeeding families? Is your company Code compliant? For more information on exhibiting please contact Dee Keith at or Denise Revile at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

To register by Credit card

Follow the links to this page to register on line or print out the pages to use as forms below and mail. Or to request a PDF email Dee at Please don't be confused about the dates since what displays is the date sales begin for the conference. The Conference date remains August 21, 2009

Registration Form

TSBA Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance Joint Conference

Sign up now for the TSBA/OBA Joint Conference

A great deal of start up funding for OBA has been given as grant monies from TSBA funds. TSBA is committed to helping fund OBA as it grows into a self supported organization. TSBA has been around longer than many of the other coalition groups in Ohio and thus has been able to help other smaller groups out financially from time to time. Helping to fund phone lines for La Leche League , start up funds for hospitals trying to start human milk feeding programs, and physician education programs, are just a few of the ways TSBA uses funds it raises. Bringing speakers in from around the world and the most respected and best in their fields is what we have built our reputation on. We look forward to being able to continue to support other Breastfeeding related groups and projects through out Ohio. Doing conferences that provide diverse peer perspective's is one of the founding concepts TSBA was started on, and supporting and protecting breastfeeding as the ideal start for all infants is one of our goals. We welcome you to this years offering. We know you will enjoy our speakers and we look forward to being able to bring you even more in the future.

Register for Conference/ member of TSBA/OBA...........................................$125.00

Register for Conference /non member of TSBA/OBA...................................$140.00

You can renew your membership or join for the first time and give support to Ohio's Breastfeeding Alliance. Membership is only ....................................................$10.00
a year and will save you money on this conference.

You do not have to join to attend, after you pay dues you will be ask to fill out a member application at the conference to help us with demographics. To see more about Ohio's OBA visit us on the web at

Register for Thursday evenings OBA meeting,
Open to members and non members. Registering for Thursday
is not required but will help us know how many to plan for.
Dinner after the Thursday's 6:00-8:00 pm OBA meeting is on your own, but
the hotel has a great buffet and will set aside an area for charge/Yes/No

Please circle one for Fridays' conference luncheon ...................................Meat/Veg.

To register by credit card go to the address below, we can not take credit cards for mailed in registrations this option is only available on line.

Or print this page and mail with your check to:
TSBA Conference
4775 Burdsall Road
Williamsburg, Ohio 45176

Please include , Name and Credentials _______________________________________

Full Home Address ___________________________________________________

City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________

Email Address_________________________________________________________

Home/Work/ Cell Phones_________________________________________________

Employment affiliations___________________________________________________
A 5.00 dollar per person discount is availability when 3 or more people register with one check and all are included in one mailing.

The hotel charges for parking, we will be offering parking passes for sale at the registration table at a discounted rate.

No confirmations will be sent your canceled check is your receipt. Unless you register by Credit card through at the above address.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

6:00-8:00 PM Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance General Meeting.

8:00-9:30 PM Dinner on your own or join us in the hotel dining room.

Thursday night dinner is not included as part of the registration package.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Human Milk & Breastfeeding:
Integrating The Product (Human Milk)

with The Process (Breastfeeding)

7:30-8:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits, Bookstore.

8:30 AM Opening Remarks, Introductions

8:45-10:15 AM Human Milk As An Immunological Support System For The Infant. Stephen Buescher, MD

10:15-10:30 AM Nutrition Break, Exhibits, Bookstore

10:30-12:00 PM Human Milk As An Information System For The Infant. Stephen Buescher, MD

12:15-1:30 PM Luncheon and Awards

1:30-3:00 PM It Isn’t All In A Mother’s Head! What The Research Tells Us About Risk Factors

Associated With Ineffective Breastfeeding. Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC.

3:00-3:15 PM Nutrition Break, Exhibits, Bookstore

3:15-4:45 PM Initiating Effective Breastfeeding -Evidence-based Strategies For The Clinician.

Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC.

4:45-5:00 PM Questions, Evaluations, Certificates

Contact hour certificates will be given only to participants attending the entire program.


E. Stephen Buescher, MD
is Professor of Pediatrics at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). He is a member of the Division of Pediatric Basic Sciences at the Center for Pediatric Research and the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters, which are in Norfolk, VA. Since joining EVMS in 1992, his research has focused on studies related to inflammation, related cellular and humoral components and the anti-inflammatory characteristics of human milk, and he has a clinical interest in phagocyte functional disorders. In addition to his active role in medical student teaching, he serves as Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program at EVMS. He is also Medical Director of Infection Control and the Clinical Microbiology laboratory at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. Well known for his fact-filled and enjoyable presentations on the qualities of human milk, Dr. Buescher is the author of Breastfeeding and Diseases.

Laurie Nomssen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC
moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 2008 to take a position as Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) in the Division of Neonatology. Her role at CCHMC is to pursue multi-disciplinary research regarding human milk and lactation, co-chair a human milk and lactation seminar series, and provide evidence-based outreach to regional breastfeeding support programs. Dr. Nommsen-Rivers is well known for her contributions to research in the field of breastfeeding, human lactation and human milk, and her name has appeared as the principle investigator or a contributing member on countless research reports appearing in numerous peer-reviewed healthcare journals. Prior to earning a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California (UC), Davis in 2007, she examined the validity of various clinical indicators associated with breastfeeding initiation and duration for her dissertation Perinatal factors associated with breastfeeding success. She also serves as a study group member of the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study Group. Many will recognize her name as Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Lactation, a position she held from 1997 through 2006.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Marriott Kingsgate

151 Goodman Drive Cincinnati, OH 45219


Tri State Breast Feeding Advocates Conference

August 20-21, 2009

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This link takes you directly to the site for Tri State Breast Feeding Advocates Conference reservations at the hotel. Please copy and paste the link in its entirety in your browser.

Please note: Simply enter your arrival and departure date information and click “Check Rates and Availability.”

The Marriott Kingsgate offers a special rate of $79.00 for the Tri State Breast Feeding Advocates Conference. The Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel is the essence of convenience and comfort. Centrally located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, the Marriott Kingsgate features award-winning conference facilities with 20,000 square feet of event space and the most advanced event technology. The sleek, modern lobby, with its warm neutrals, exudes simple elegance and shares the spaciousness of our guest rooms.

During your stay, enjoy luxurious bedding, 37”flat screen televisions, high-speed Internet service and homemade oven-fired pizza from Caminetto, our Euro-American Bistro.

Please register for your room by Aug.19, 2009 to ensure your reservation at the special group rate. If registering by phone be certain to mention you will be attending Tri State Breast Feeding Advocates Conference August 20-21 to insure we meet our block number and you receive our Conference rate.

To make, modify, or cancel reservations by telephone:


Hotel -Phone– 1-513-487-3800

Hotel Fax—1-513-672-2353

Click this link to get driving directions from your location

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Save the Date: Friday, August 21, 2009

Tri-State Breastfeeding Advocates along with
Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance will host a
World Breastfeeding Month Conference
OBA general meeting and elections to proceed conference.
Marrriott Kingsgate Conference Center, University Of Cincinnati

E. Stephen Buescher, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC
Research Assistant Professor
Division of Neonatology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Conference plans are being finalized. Registration will be available beginning early April via the links below:

Information will be available via
or at