Conference Information


La Leche League of South Carolina is thrilled to invite you to the Breastfeeding Healthcare Provider Seminar on June 16, 2017, followed by the 2017 Area Conference, "Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future, Celebrating 60 Years of La Leche League," on June 17, 2017. Join us for a wide variety of session topics presented by expert speakers. 

The conference will be held at the Saluda Shoals River Center, Columbia, SC. A block of rooms has been made available at a discounted rate for our attendees at the Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison location. 

Join us for one day or both and experience a wealth of breastfeeding knowledge. 

Conference Featured speaker

La Leche League of South Carolina is excited to welcome featured speaker, Nancy Mohrbacher, LLL Leader, IBCLC, FILCA.  Nancy fell in love with breastfeeding while nursing her three sons, Carl, Peter, and Ben, who are now grown. In 1982, before the lactation profession existed, she began working as a volunteer mother-support counselor and found her passion: helping women meet their breastfeeding goals.

Board-certified as a lactation consultant in 1991, from 1993 to 2003 she started and grew a large private lactation practice in the Chicago area, where she saw thousands of families. To accomplish her mission, Nancy develops innovative breastfeeding education and tools. Her textbooks for breastfeeding specialists, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS) and the BAMS Pocket Guide Edition, are used worldwide.  Her books for parents include Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, which she co-authored with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple, and her tiny troubleshooting guide Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges.

In 2008 the International Lactation Consultant Association officially recognized Nancy’s contributions to the field of breastfeeding by awarding her the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Nancy was one of the first group of 16 to be recognized for their lifetime achievements in breastfeeding.

We welcome Nancy to South Carolina and look forward to her sharing her wealth of breastfeeding information. All of Nancy’s publications will be made available for purchase through the registration page.


Schedule At A Glance

Health care Provider Seminar

Friday, June 16, 2017

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and Exhibits open

9:00-10:00 a.m. Simplifying Breastfeeding: The First 36 Hours

10:15-12:15 p.m. Understanding Breastfeeding Behaviors

12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn: La Leche League Through the Years

1:45-2:45 p.m. Nipple Pain and Trauma: Causes and Treatments

3:00-4:30 p.m. Concerns About Low Milk Production

4:45 p.m. Exhibits Close



LLL of SC Area Conference

Saturday, June 17, 2017

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration, Exhibits, and Silent Auction open

8:30-10:30 a.m. Session I: The Natural Laws of Breastfeeding

10:45-11:45 a.m. Session II: Breakout 1

12:00-1:15 p.m. Session III: Leader Applicant Lunch and Lunch and Learn: La Leche League Through the Years

1:30-2:30 p.m. Session IV: Breakout 2

2:45-3:45 p.m. Session V: Breakout 3

4:00 p.m. Exhibits and Silent Auction close

4:00-4:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony for Leaders and Leader Applicants and Silent Auction Pickup

Follow the links above to see the full descriptions of each session topic! 


Registration Information

All conference participants must register, including speakers, exhibitors, parents, caregivers and children. In the event that the topic you choose is full, we will contact you for an alternate selection. If you do not wish to register online, you may send your registration information and topic selections to Amy Stephens-Frizzell, 405 Eden Oaks Dr Rock Hill, SC 29730. If you register by mail you must pay by check. Please make checks payable to LLL of South Carolina and mail to Donna Martin, LLL of SC AFC, 303 Berkshire Dr. Havelock, NC 28532. Online registration will be available through June 15, 2017.


Deadlines and Refunds

Register early to ensure your first choice for session topics. All registrations received after May 31 must include a $15 late fee. Please note that some sessions fill up quickly and registering early will ensure you are able to register for your first choices. 

A full refund less $25 administrative fee will be made for written requests received by June 4. A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be made for written requests received between June 5 and June 10, 2017. No refunds will be given for meals after June 4. Send refund requests to Amy Stephens-Frizzell, 405 Eden Oaks Dr. Rock Hill, SC 29730, or email at Refunds will be processed after the conference. 



On-Site REgistration

While on-site registration is not encouraged, a limited number of spaces may be available. A fee of $25 will be added for on-site registrations. No lunch will be available and session choices may be limited. 



We encourage you to register and pay online to expedite the registration process. If you wish to register by mail or pay by check please make checks payable to LLL of South Carolina. 

If you do pay by check and it is returned for insufficient funds, you must pay the full amount, plus a $25 processing fee, by cash or certified check to complete registration. If you wish to receive confirmation of you registration, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your registration form or provide a valid email address. 


Conference Fees

LLL Leader and member registration prices require that you are current with 2017 dues. If you are not a current LLL member, you can purchase a new or renewal membership by contacting your local Group. Membership purchases support both the local Group and LLL of South Carolina. 

We offer lunch purchases separately to allow flexibility for those with dietary restrictions. 


Registration Packages

Friday only: Healthcare Provider Seminar- $99

Saturday only: LLL of SC Area Conference- $75

Friday and Saturday: - $150

LLL Leaders and Leader Applicants please contact your Area team for a discount code for 25% off your registration. 


Continuing Education

Nursing CEUs: $10

CERPs: $10

LLL Leader CEUs: Free


Conference Meals

Friday Lunch: $14 adults

Saturday Lunch: $14 adults/$7 children (3-12)

Lunch on Friday and Saturday will be a buffet with vegetarian options. If you have any questions or concerns about allergies please contact Leslie Twining (


Children/Grandchildren of LLL, LLLove Lines, and Advertisements

List your children's and grandchildren's names in our Program Booklet for $2 per name. Print your message in the Program Booklet for $5. Leaders, parents, and Groups may also support LLL of SC by purchasing ads. Give a shout out to your Group or family, or advertise your business with an ad. Email Kelley Edgerton ( information about placing an ad in the program.

 LLLove Lines (text only, up to 15 words) $5. Child's or grandchild's name $2. 


Book Orders

Publications from our keynote speaker, Nancy Mohrbacher, LLL Leader, IBCLC, FILCA, will be made available for purchase at the time of registration. All pre-ordered books will be made available for pickup at the time of Conference check-in. Extra copies will not be available on the day of the Conference. 

Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS) - $59.95
BAMS Pocket Guide Edition                         - $37.95
Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple       -  $18.95
Breastfeeding Made Simple: 
Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers       -
Breastfeeding Solutions: 
Quick Tips for the Most Common
Nursing Challenges                                       - $ 15.95


Conference T-shirts


T-shirts for the 2017 Area Conference are $12. Shirts will be made available for pre-order when registering for the Conference and will be available for pick up during Conference check-in. These shirts will be teal with white writing, featuring our Conference logo on the front, and the 60 year LLL celebration logo on the back. Shirts are available in women's sizes S-XXL. These are only available for pre-order as we will not have any extras at the time of the Conference.


Additional Information 

New Leader Recognition

Area Leaders who have been recently accredited will be honored with a special candlelight ceremony during the Closing on Saturday afternoon. Please join us to congratulate our new Leaders. 


Conference Site

The 2017 conference will be held at the Saluda Shoals River Center. Entrance into Saluda Shoals is complimentary to attendees and their families. When at the gate, mention that you are part of the conference at the River Center. Hiking/walking trails, playground, and other site activities are available for guests and their families. 

While the River Center is stroller accessible, space will be limited and it may be difficult to bring a stroller. To assure the security of your children, please supervise them at all times. Caregivers must be of an appropriate age, bearing in mind the public atmosphere at our conference facility. We may be sharing the facility with other groups. A children’s play area will not be provided. 



The conference facility is conveniently located a short distance from the highway and from Hyatt Place.

Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison
1130 Kinley Road, Irmo, SC, 29063
Room rate…$109 plus tax

A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate for conference attendees. For hotel reservations call Hyatt Reservations at 1-800-233-1234 and say that you are with La Leche League to take advantage of this rate. You may also use our unique URL with discount applied:
Reservations must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 to receive this rate.

For general conference questions not addressed here, please email Leslie Twining (


Photography Disclaimer

We will be taking photographs during the event. By registering for the event, you grant La Leche League of South Carolina the right to take photographs of you, your guests, and minor children in connection with the 2017 La Leche League of SC Area Conference. You authorize La Leche League of South Carolina and its assigns and transferees to copyright, use, and publish the same in print and/or electronically. You agree that La Leche League of SC may use such photographs of you and your family with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.