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Release Date: April 25, 2006

by Kerri McDonald

ADA, Okla. - The Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services Department is hosting a three-day Certified Breastfeeding Educator Seminar at the Chickasaw Youth and Family Services Media Conference Room in Ada, Oklahoma on Wednesday, May 10 through Friday, May 12, 2006.

The course is open to all health professionals and students. The cost is $100 plus an optional $25 breastfeeding educator certification fee. However, fees are waived for any health professional working within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries and all students.

The seminar will be conducted by the program's originator, Debi Bocar, RN, PhD, IBCLC, who is a nationally recognized and clinically experienced lactation consultant.

She will provide theoretical background and describe clinical applications that will help individuals assist families in optimizing their breastfeeding experiences. Completing this seminar entitles use of the designation Certified Breastfeeding Educator.

For more information, please contact Melanie Todd at (800) 851-9138 ext 81605 or (580) 421-6236.