Kathie Marinelli MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

K Marinelli MD 2Kathie, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of CT School of Medicine, is a neonatologist and member of the Human Milk Research Center at CT Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT. She graduated from Cornell University and Cornell University School of Medicine completing postgraduate training in Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology and Neonatology at Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC USA.

In the inaugural group of physicians designated “Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine” (FABM), she served twelve years on the ABM Board of Directors, chaired the Protocol committee, and chaired the US Breastfeeding Committee 2013-2014. Elected to the International Lactation Consultant Association Board July 2014-July 2017, she is on the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding, serves as the AAP Connecticut Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator since 2000, and Chairs the Baby-Friendly USA NICU Initiative. She was instrumental in drafting and passing comprehensive breastfeeding in the workplace legislation in CT in 2001, and Jury Duty Legislation in 2012.

Initially founding Medical Director of the New England Mother’s Milk Bank she is currently co-Medical Director of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes and has authored many chapters, monographs, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and ABM protocols. Her research centers on breastfeeding and the use of human milk in the NICU, cup feeding, donor milk/donor milk banking, the Baby-Friendly NICU, global maternal-child issues and the education of medical professionals. Lecturing extensively in the United States and abroad, she resides in Glastonbury, CT. Her greatest accomplishment are 4 amazing young adults 19 to 29 years of age.



Thursday, November 17th

Traditional full day conference sponsored by The Ithaca Breastfeeding Coalition.
Hotel Ithaca

222  South Cayuga Street, Ithaca NY 14850

8:00 – 8:30 am: Registration & Welcome
8:30 – 10:00 am: The Journey to Successful Breastfeeding – Pregnancy Through Hospital Discharge 
10:00 – 10:15 am: Break
10:15 – 11:45 am: The Journey to Successful Breastfeeding – Hospital Discharge Through 6 Months of Life
11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Question & Answer
12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch (provided)
12:45 – 2:15 pm: Substance Use, Abuse and Breastfeeding – What is Known and Still to Know?
2:15 – 2:30 pm: Break
2:30 – 4:00 pm: People, Politics and Power – Embracing Diversity and Bridging Inequities in Breastfeeding
4:00 – 4:15 pm: Question & Answer
4:15 pm: Evaluations & Closing


Friday, November 18th

A one hour session sponsored by The Ithaca Breastfeeding Coalition.
Howell Education Center
Cayuga Medical Center
101 Dates Dr
Ithaca, NY 14850


7:30 – 8:30 am: The Inter-Relationships Between Pregnancy, Obesity and Breastfeeding



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