You don't want to miss this.

4th Annual Central Valley Lactation Conference

Apr 25, 2024 08:00am - Apr 25, 2024 04:00pm

Fresno Fields by Wedgewood Weddings
4584 W Jacquelyn Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
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Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Central Valley Lactation Conference! This highly anticipated event is expected to reach full capacity soon. Register now to secure your spot in this enriching event.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC

Dr. Jack Newman, a distinguished physician, graduated from the University of Toronto in 1970. He completed pediatric training in Quebec City and Toronto, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1981. Fueled by a fervent commitment to breastfeeding support, Dr. Newman established Canada's first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in 1984. Shifting from emergency services, he now dedicates his full focus to aiding mothers and infants with breastfeeding challenges. His influential role in shaping Health Canada's 2012 breastfeeding recommendations earned him the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2013. A sought-after speaker, he has shared his expertise at conferences worldwide. In July 2022, Dr. Newman continued his impactful work by co-authoring "What Doctors Don't Know about Breastfeeding." This latest publication further exemplifies his unwavering dedication to advancing breastfeeding knowledge and support.

Additional Speaker

Yuliana Avila, LMFT

Yuliana Avila is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and holds her Perinatal Mental Health Certification. She obtained her Masters in Counseling Psychology from CSU Bakersfield. She holds her private practice in Bakersfield, CA, and also treats clients all over California virtually. Her work specializes in the perinatal (pregnancy/postpartum) population and has been working with them for the last 2 years. The perinatal population holds a dear place in Yuliana’s heart due to her own struggles in prenatal/postpartum and passion to help the perinatal community thrive. Yuliana has been in the mental health field for more than 8 years, working with children, couples, adults, families, and therapy groups. Yuliana also currently runs a postpartum support group for mothers struggling during postpartum.

Event Information

Agenda Coming Soon!

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

The California Health Collaborative is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, provider #12012. BRN 5 contact hours are awarded for this program.


Early Bird Fee: $75 (Ends Monday, February 5th)

Regular Fee: $95 (Closes Monday, April 8th)

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included

Registration will close Wednesday, April 8th, 2024, or until maximum capacity is reached. Refunds will not be issued after registration has closed.

Checks must be received by Thursday, April 11th, 2024. Payments will not be accepted at the door.

Questions: If you have any questions, contact Sophia Salinas at [email protected].