Knox County Tennessee

Supporting Successful Breastfeeding, a seminar for providers

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Medical providers and other health care professionals are asked to join us to learn more about breastfeeding basics, risks associated with infant formula, and how to better promote, support and protect breastfeeding in the community.

The Supporting Successful Breastfeeding seminar takes place Friday, March 24 from 7:30 – 10:45 a.m. in the Wood Auditorium at UT Medical Center, 1924 Alcoa Highway. This event is not open to the public.

To register, click here. Then click on March 24 and select the event to register.

Speakers include Dr. Richard Thigpen (OB/GYN, Women's Care Group) and Dr. Tara Burnette (Neonatologist, Regional Neonatal Associates). A panel discussion will follow their presentations.

CEUs for RNs, RDNs, IBCLCs, and CLCs will be provided, and this training fulfills the three-hour education requirements for Baby-Friendly USA.

Breakfast will be catered and parking will be provided free of charge.

Research has shown that there is no better food than breastmilk for a baby’s first year of life. Breastfed babies:

  • are less likely to have ear infections, asthma and allergies
  • have less vomiting, diarrhea and colic
  • lower the risk of SIDS, obesity, diabetes and childhood cancers

You can read more about the benefits of breastfeeding here.

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.
On the third Wednesday of every month, KCHD clinics (Women's Health, COE, CDC, Dental, TIC, Immunizations, COVID clinic and West) are closed in the morning for staff clinical education. On these days, the main location will open at 10 a.m. and the West Clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

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