Lactation Unlocked Conference

Join us for our fourth annual Lactation Unlocked Conference!


Lactation Unlocked 2023 has been approved for 5 L- and 1 R-CERP, 6 RDN CPEU and 6 RN CEUs.

Conference Specifics:

  • Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST

  • Format: This conference will be virtual via Zoom. Presentations will be recorded and recordings will be made available to registered attendees for two (2) weeks after the conference.

  • Speaker Lineup & Topics: 

    • Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC - Beyond Fenugreek: An Individualized Approach to Herbal Galactagogues
    • Stephanie Hutchinson, MBA, BS, IBCLC - Breaking Barriers: A Sociocultural Perspective of Lactation Professionals in Appalachia
    • Jamine Esmay, BSN, RNC-OB, CLC, IBCLC - From the Baby's Perspective: How Birth Influences Feeding Outcomes
    • Skyler Coelho, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate - Promoting Human Milk Use in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
    • Kristin Cavuto, MSW, LCSW, IBCLC - Unlearning Obesity, Learning Fatness: Caring for Your Fat Client with Respect
    • Keynote Address: Elizabeth Montez, IBCLC - Redefining the Primary Disruption of Lactation in the United States


The call for abstracts is now closed. Check back for our 2024 call for abstracts in fall 2023.

For the 2023 Conference, we want to hear what YOU have to share. Read below for more information on submission guidelines. Abstract submissions are due by October 15, 2023 and can be submitted by e-mailing

    All abstracts should be submitted using the above submission form. The abstract body should be no greater than 250 words (not including the author/affiliation). Each accepted abstract submission will require the author to provide a LIVE, 1-hour presentation during the Lactation Unlocked Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

    Title: 15 words or less
    Authors: Include each author’s first and last name, credentials (if applicable), and affiliation(s) 

    Affiliation(s): Include the appropriate affiliation(s), including city and state 

    Abstract Body: 

    Clinical topic/case presentation abstract: Include background information introducing the area of interest, a brief overview of the clinical topic, goals for the presentation, and implications for the field of human lactation

    Research presentation abstract: Include a short background section introducing the topic, brief overview of materials/methods, results, and discussion and conclusions.

    Conflicts of Interest: Declare any conflicts of interest that exist for any of the named authors.

    Funding: Declare the funding source for the presentation, if any funding source exists.

    Presenter Responsibilities:

    • Attend the 2023 Lactation Unlocked Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2023 to give your 1-hour live oral presentation on the accepted topic.

    • Registration will free of charge thanks to sponsorships from WHO Code compliant organizations supporting the conference.

    • Honorarium will be awarded in the amount of $300 per 1-hour presentation after the completion of the presentation.

    • Any expenses incurred during the creation of their presentation (for example: software for development, image licenses, etc.) will be the responsibility of the presenter.

    • It is the presenting author’s responsibility to inform any coauthors that the abstract has been accepted.

    Downloadable PDF overviewing abstract submission guidelines and example clinical and research abstracts [209KB].