Breastfeeding Essentials: From Assessment to Problem Solving Lecture Pack
With the explosion of research and new developments in the field of human lactation over the past few years, it seems like new information is coming out every day. Our breastfeeding essentials package was designed to bring together some of the leading experts in the field to provide an overview of the most up to date research and recommendations for practice on some of the hottest topics in lactation.
Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC, is a co-author, with Diana West, Linda Smith, and Teresa Pitman, of La Leche League International’s Sweet Sleep Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. She is also a co-author, with Diana West and Teresa Pitman, of the 8th edition of LLLl's Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Other publications include chapters in Genna's Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants and Smith's The ABC's of Private Practice, and journal articles and essays on latching, lip ties, D-MER, motherhood in other mammals, and breastfeeding language. Diane self-publishes more than 75 breastfeeding handouts for mothers. She has spoken in over 40 states and provinces and in Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
Topic: The Safe Sleep Seven: Middle Ground for Safe Infant Sleep - [View Abstract]
Topic: What Would Mammals Do? - [View Abstract]
Objective 1: List two drawbacks to “traditional” positioning advice Objective 2: Describe two advantages to using gravity to facilitate breastfeeding
Babies haven’t changed, but our understanding of how they attach to the breast certainly has. A journey through more than 50 years of “skilled help” with breastfeeding, what we thought we knew, what we think we know, and how we’re circling back to our beginnings and some surprisingly simple conclusions.
Kathy Parkes is a registered nurse, IBCLC, and Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA) with over 30 years of experience in lactation management and education. She has been actively involved with breastfeeding coalitions at the local, state, and international levels. Now a published author, her first book, “Perspectives in Lactation: Is Private Practice for Me?”, sold out the first printing in only 48 hours. Kathy has worked in multiple lactation settings, including the hospital, private practice, education, home health care, and in the US-based Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program. As a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, Kathy heads the Perinatal Loss Program at her hospital, and leads a Griefshare program in the community. Happily married for 39 years, she has 2 daughters, and 3 grandchildren, all breastfed.
Topic: I QUIT!!Burnout, compassion fatigue, and self-care for the healthcare professional - [View Abstract]
Topic: Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-perinatal Loss - [View Abstract]
Objective 1: Attendees will be able to discuss the process of Lactogenesis II. Objective 2.Attendees will be able to list two methods to safely decrease engorgement to aid maternal comfort following a loss. Objective 3.Attendees will verbalize at least one alternative to milk suppression for mothers in a post-loss situation.
Professionals working with new mothers and infants are drawn to the field by compassion. However, when a loss occurs, whether prenatally or following birth, many of us are unprepared to deal with the loss ourselves, or in assisting the family. One of the many decisions that needs to be made in this time of grief is how the mother will deal with lactogenesis II, the surge of breast milk at two to four days. This session will provide an overview of anatomy and physiology of milk production, and discuss various choices the mother can make regarding how she will deal with the milk supply that occurs. To close the session, the speaker will briefly discuss self-care for professionals to aid recovery from such a loss.
Diana West is an IBCLC in private practice. She is the co-author of “Sweet Sleep: Naptime and Nighttime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family,” the 8th edition of La Leche League International’s “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding,” “The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk,” the clinical monograph “Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Procedures,” and ILCA’s popular “Clinician’s Breastfeeding Triage Tool.” She is the author of the “Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery.” She is on the Editorial Review Board for the “Journal of Clinical Lactation,” a La Leche League Leader and the Director of Media Relations for La Leche League International. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is the administrator of the popular BFAR.org, LowMilkSupply.org, and LactSpeak.com websites. She lives with her three sons and one husband in the picturesque mountains of western New Jersey in the United States.
Topic: Breast Assessment: What, Why, How, and When - [View Abstract]
Topic: Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant - [View Abstract]
Topic: Postpartum Nipple Pain: Causes, Treatments, and Empathy - [View Abstract]
Topic: Sleep Training: History, Research, and Outcomes - [View Abstract]
Topic: Sweet Sleep: Bedsharing for Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies - [View Abstract]
Objective 1: Describe the role of timing in diagnosing nipple pain cause. Objective 2: List three different causes of nipple pain. Objective 3: Explain the appropriate treatment strategy for one type of nipple pain.
In a vivid (and sometimes graphic!) presentation of photos contributed by lactation colleagues around the world, a wide variety of nipple pain causes, treatments, and counseling strategies are explored and discussed.
Lisa Marasco has been working with breastfeeding mothers for over 20 year, first as a La Leche League Leader and then as an IBCLC since 1993. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Development with specialization in Lactation, is a designated Fellow of ILCA, and co-authored The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk. Lisa is currently employed by WIC of Santa Barbara County and serves on the board of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Santa Barbara County
Topic: Deciphering the Lactation Curve - [View Abstract]
Topic: Getting a Better Grip on Prolactin - [View Abstract]
Topic: Recognizing When Things Are Heading South - [View Abstract]
Objective 1: Differentiate the three main categories of milk production problems. Objective 2: List 3 maternal risk factors for lactation problems in the early postpartum Objective 3: Explain the impact of infant suck on maternal milk production
Breastfeeding is normally a robust process, but sometimes mothers and babies end up in a gray area where your gut isn’t sure that everything is going to be okay. When low milk production concerns present, where do you start? Is it real or perceived? Delayed, secondary or primary? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This session walks through the assessment process to determine whether a problem exists and what the cause of a low milk supply might be.
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, is author of the professional books, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple and its Pocket Guide Edition. She co-authored (with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett) the popular book for parents, Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers. She is also author of the tiny 2013 troubleshooting guide, Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges and the Breastfeeding Solutions smartphone app. Nancy began working with breastfeeding families in 1982 and became board-certified as a lactation consultant in 1991. From 1993 to 2003 she founded and maintained a large private lactation practice in the Chicago area. In 2008 the International Lactation Consultant Association officially recognized her 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.
Topic: Pumping for the NICU Baby: An Evidence-Based Update - [View Abstract]
Topic: Using Gravity-Assisted Positions to Prevent Early Breastfeeding Problems - [View Abstract]
Topic: What Mothers Need to Exclusively Breastfeed - [View Abstract]
Objective 1: Describe the effects of hands-on versus hands-off breastfeeding help on long-term outcomes. Objective 2:Summarize the research on newborns’ innate feeding behaviors and how gravity affects them in different feeding positions. Objective 3: Implement a simplified breastfeeding initiation strategy designed to reduce the incidence of the 3 most common problems during the first weeks after birth.
Barbara Wilson-Clay has been in private practice in Austin, Texas since 1987 specializing in difficult breastfeeding cases. She co-founded the Texas Chapter of Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies and the Texas Breastfeeding Coalition. In 1998 she helped found the non-profit Mothers Milk Bank at Austin, and retired from the (volunteer) board of directors as Vice President after 10 years of service. She has been a volunteer lobbyist in the Texas legislature during each legislative session since 1993, and helped pass the landmark Right to Breastfeed in Public bill in 1995 and a bill to provide pumping accommodations for public employees not covered by the Affordable Care Act in 2015. She provides corporate consulting services to Apple Computer. Barbara’s research and commentaries have been widely published. She has participated in midwifery training at local Austin birthing centers and her book, The Breastfeeding Atlas, is widely used to train midwives and health workers all over the world.
Topic: Looking Closely at The Baby - [View Abstract]
Topic: Maternal & Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding: Essential Concepts for Midwives - [View Abstract]
Objective 1: Learners will identify 4 major infant risk factors that may compromise the newborn's ability to breastfeed. Objective 2:Learners will identify 4 major maternal risk factors that may impair the mother's early milk production or impede breastfeeding. Objective 3: Learners will describe the latest research on calibration of milk production and the steps necessary to take when any early interruption of normal breastfeeding occurs.
Infants born at term following an uneventful birth generally require no breastfeeding interventions aside from a supportive environment. However, even in populations of women who are well-motivated to breastfeed, fully one third of infants demonstrate sub-optimal breastfeeding behavior in the first week postpartum. Risk factors have been identified that predict which mother-infant pairs may require extra assistance to protect the option to fully breastfeed once conditions stabilize. Careful assessment of the dyad helps identify who will need the most help. Such assessment is necessary to protect the infant from excessive weight loss and, because the calibration of milk supply is a time-sensitive event, serves to protect the potential for a full milk supply. Midwives must be familiar with new research that recommends that, in the presence of risk factors, milk expression should begin in the first hour after birth, with expressed colostrum being delivered to the infant by spoon or cup.
This program has been approved for 6.0 CERPs (6 L). GOLD Learning is an approved Long Term Provider of CERPs by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Approval #CLT114-07.
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