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Adolescent Breastfeeding Experiences
Available in: Lactation Conference 2013

Karen Campbell, RN, has been a Public Health Nurse with the Durham Region Health Department since 2001, where her focus has been on Reproductive and Child Health. Her primary focus has been on breastfeeding. Karen was involved in an innovative infant feeding surveillance system to monitor the rates of breastfeeding within the region. This work lead to the initiation of a research study on the factors affecting adolescent mothers decisions towards breastfeeding. Karen has presented at multiple conferences and workshops about supporting younger mothers in breastfeeding as well as the socioeconomic factors that affect breastfeeding. Karen is currently working on a baby-friendly initiative within the community with a local breastfeeding coalition.

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Karen H. Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP Instructor, CKC
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Neonatal Transitional Physiology, Delayed Cord Clamping De-Mystified
Available in: Midwifery Conference 2015
The Baby’s Experience of Birth, and Tools for Healing and Integration
Available in: Midwifery Conference 2015
When, why and how to give those first few breaths at birth
Available in: Midwifery Conference 2016
USA Karen H. Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP Instructor, CKC

Karen H. Strange became a Licensed Midwife in 1988 and Clinical Director at Maternidad La Luz a high-volume birth center/midwifery school on the US/Mexico border. She is a Certified Professional Midwife. Served on the Texas Department of Health Midwifery Board and as chairperson of the Complaint Review Process Committee for six and half years. As an American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program instructor since 1991 teaching those who work in the out-of-hospital settings, having has taught over 8,000 people worldwide. She is founder of the "Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn" workshop, a course that teaches the physiology of newborn transition, and the skill of neonatal resuscitation in a non-traumatizing way.

Lectures worldwide on neonatal transitional physiology and the baby’s experience of birth, changing the paradigm of our understanding of what happens at birth. She shares her “Simple Tools” to help babies integrate their experience.

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Milk sharing: Comparative risks and biomedical ethics
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014

Dr Karleen Gribble is an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney. Her research interests include adoptive breastfeeding, long-term breastfeeding, non-nutritional aspects of breastfeeding, child protection and breastfeeding, peer-to-peer milk sharing and models of care for traumatised children. Karleen speaks and publishes widely on these subjects to lay and professional audiences. Karleen is active in advocacy and teaching in the areas of infant feeding in emergencies and the marketing of infant formula. She is also an Australian Breastfeeding Association Community Educator and Breastfeeding Counsellor.

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Dr. Kartikeya Bhagat, Ob/Gyn (FICOG), IBCLC
Dr. Prashant Gangal, MD, DCH, IBCLC
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Breastcrawl: from Science to Implementation
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014
India Dr. Kartikeya Bhagat, Ob/Gyn (FICOG), IBCLC

Dr. Bhagat is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist practicing at Kandivli, a western Suburb of Mumbai. He has been running Grace Maternity and Nursing Home, a Baby Friendly Maternity Service, for the past 22 years. Hon. Asst. (Obst & Gyn )at Akurli Road Municipal Maternity Home since June 1994 and Borivli Municipal Maternity Home from 1996 till 2010.

Dr. Bhagat is also a founding member and currently the Past-President of The Association of Fellow Gynaecologists, an organization representing practicing Gynaecologists from the suburbs of Mumbai. He has given many lectures, conducted workshops all over the country and contributed chapters to a number of publications on Optimising Labour and Delivery for Safe Motherhood, Caesarean Section: the Misgav Ladach technique, Active Management of the 3rd stage of labour, Post Partum Haemorrhage, Medical Disorders in Pregnancy, Breastfeeding; Breast Crawl and Neonatal Resuscitation.

Dr. Gangal is a Practicing Pediatrician in Mumbai for last 25 years. He has also been Mother Support & Training Coordinator of BPNI Maharashtra since 1995, Co-Coordinator of Mother Support Task Force of WABA since 2003 & Lactation Consultant since 2009.

Dr. Gangal was trained in lactation management by Dr. Felicity Savage and has been a breastfeeding trainer and advocate for over 2 decades. He was instrumental in establishing the first Mother Support Group in India (1995) and played a key role in training 500 Traditional Massage Women in Mumbai , Breast crawl rejuvenation (video, dossier and website), training thousands of Government health care providers in 5 Indian States with an innovatively written module in collaboration with UNICEF and organizing IBLCE exam for the first time in India (2009). He made significant contributions to LLLI publication ‘Hirkani’s Daughters’

Dr. Gangal has multiple publications to his credit and was a speaker at LLLI conferences in San Francisco and Chicago. He was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Mumbai Breastfeeding Promotion Committee in 2008 and WABA Secretariat award in 2010.

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The Cost of Donor Human Milk to Achieve Exclusive Human Milk Feeding for Very Preterm Infants in the NICU
Available in: Lactation Conference 2013

Katherine Carroll (PhD) is a post-doctoral research fellow and medical sociologist at the Centre for Health Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Her current research investigates the rise in popularity of donor human milk for feeding preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Her research grant is titled, “Liquid Gold: Establishing the Place of Donor Human Milk in the Tissue Economy”, and is funded by the Australian Research Council. Her research field sites for this project include hospitals and milk banks in the United States of America, Norway, and Australia. Dr. Carroll second research project titled, “Milk Donation After Neonatal Death’ explores how bereaved mothers may obtain benefit from donating breast milk after a neonatal loss. This research will be used to develop national policy on milk donation after bereavement. Dr. Carroll’s employs qualitative research methodologies in order to explain the cultural and organizational complexities of delivering health care in high-acuity and ethically charged settings.

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Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA
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Breastfeeding Helps Mothers Overcome the Legacy of Abuse and Adversity: It Makes All the Difference
Available in: Lactation Conference 2015
Mother-Infant Sleep Location: It’s Not as Simple as it Seems
Available in: Infant Sleep Lecture Pack
What’s New in Postpartum Depression? A Summary of Current Findings
Available in: Perinatal Mental Health: Research and Practical Applications Lecture Pack
U.S.A. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in the Divisions of Health and Trauma Psychology, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas, and Research Associate at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. She is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation,and a founding Associate Editor of Psychological Trauma. She received (with Tom Hale) the 2011 John Kennell and Marshall Klaus Award for Excellence in Research from DONA International.

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Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
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Low Milk Supply and Insufficient Infant Weight Gain- Etiologies, Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
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Milk Expression, Pump Technology, and Human Milk Storage
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Positioning, Latch, and Instinctive Feeding Behaviors
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Principles of Pharmacology and Substance Management during Breastfeeding
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The Biologic Components of Breastmilk; Infant and Maternal Risks of Not Breastfeeding
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US Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
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Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
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I QUIT!! Burnout, compassion fatigue, and self-care for the healthcare professional
Available in: Lactation Conference 2016
Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-perinatal Loss
Available in: Breastfeeding Essentials: From Assessment to Problem Solving Lecture Pack
USA Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA

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.

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Katrien Nauwelaerts, IBCLC, BA, MA
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Young Mothers and Breastfeeding in Belgium
Available in: Lactation Conference 2015
Belgium Katrien Nauwelaerts, IBCLC, BA, MA

Katrien Nauwelaerts works as a history-teacher since 2000 and graduated as a prehistoric archaeologist in 2005. She's the mother of three breastfed children and the administrator of the Dutch breastfeeding-website Borstvoeding Aardig, http://borstvoeding.aardig.be.

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Kay Hoover, MEd, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
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Advanced Breastfeeding Case Reports
Available in: GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2017
When there is no research to back practices: Being life-long learners
Available in: Lactation Conference 2016
USA Kay Hoover, MEd, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA

For over 30 years, Kay Hoover has been assisting breastfeeding mothers and their babies in a variety of settings and capacities. She began working as a lactation consultant in private practice in 1985. She has also worked in hospital settings, not only as a provider of lactation services to postpartum mothers and their babies, but also as a trainer and educator for hospital nurses. In addition to her work with hospital staff, she has educated maternal and child health workers through her job with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, taught prenatal breastfeeding classes to pregnant families in various settings and college courses at The Pennsylvania State University. Most recently she designed and taught a Lactation Consultant Training program for aspiring lactation consultants. Kay has authored several articles and book chapters, and she co-authored The Breastfeeding Atlas. Kay has lectured widely, at both national and international conferences. She also served on the board of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners for six years. She and her husband, Charlie, are the parents of three breastfed sons and have three breastfed grandsons.

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Kimarie Bugg, MSN, FNP, MPH, IBCLC, CLC
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Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)
Available in: Lactation Conference 2016
USA Kimarie Bugg, MSN, FNP, MPH, IBCLC, CLC

Kimarie Bugg, MSN, MPH, CLC, is Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) and Change Leader of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere Inc. (ROSE), a nonprofit corporation developed to address breastfeeding disparities in the African American community. ROSE’s mission is to train healthcare providers and community organizations to provide culturally appropriate encouragement, support and clinical care so that African American mothers will breastfeed at higher rates and sustain their breastfeeding experience to match the goals expected by the Surgeon General of the United States. Kim has worked in a pediatric emergency clinic, special care nursery and has been a bedside breastfeeding counselor in a large metropolitan hospital, managed perinatal and breastfeeding programs at the state level. Kim has served as a technical advisor to Best Start, as well as for the US Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Kim was a founding member and officer of Georgia breastfeeding task force (coalition) and SELCA. Kim wastrained at Wellstart International and has traveled throughout the United States and several foreign countries training healthcare professionals and community healthworkers to manage lactation.

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Thought Patterns, Relationship Patterns, and Postpartum Depression
Available in: Perinatal Mental Health: Research and Practical Applications Lecture Pack

Dr. Kimberly Thompson is a licensed psychologist in Texas. She works with people across the life span, but the majority of her clinical work centers around the special concerns of women and children.
Dr. Thompson is a published researcher, author, and teacher. She teaches in the Infant & Early Childhood Development Ph.D. program, Fielding Graduate University, and has recently authored “Perfect Mothers Get Depressed,” a book on the cognitive and relational roots of postpartum depression.
Dr. Thompson has been married to Dr. Charles D. Thompson, an obstetrician-gynecologist, since 1985. The two Drs. Thompson have four children and one grandchild.

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Raising Our Voice: Breastfeeding Advocacy for Health Care Providers, Professionals, and Volunteers'
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014

Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former writer at FORTUNE and senior editor at Essence magazine, Kimberly’s thoughtful and provocative online commentaries on motherhood and infant health and the intersection of race, class and culture, received over 10 million page views last year.

In addition, Kimberly specializes in issues related to African American motherhood and breastfeeding. In March 2012, she launched Black Breastfeeding 360°, a first of its-kind online multi-media content library on the black breastfeeding experience. She is author of The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy (Amistad/HarperCollins) a hip and informative African American pregnancy guidebook and two other Mocha Manual™ books in the series. She is the founder of MochaManual.com, a pregnancy and parenting destination and blog for African Americans and former editorial director of The Black Maternal Health Project of Women’s eNews.

Kimberly is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A divorced mother of two, she lives in Queens, New York City, with her children and two turtles.

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Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM
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USA Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM

Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public and private school systems, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and children’s hospitals, and in private practice. In 2004, Ms. Gatto became the co-owner of a private practice in Northwest Houston and began her journey in treating children with pediatric feeding disorders. After years of searching for answers in traditional feeding approaches, she underwent training in the field of Orofacial Myology and became the first certified orofacial myologist in the city of Houston in 2011. Ms. Gatto is currently the owner of The Speech and Language Connection, which has two offices in the greater Houston area and employs 21 speech-language pathologists with various specialties.

For the past ten years, she has focused her clinical skills on treating patients with issues in feeding, dysphagia, deglutition, oral sensory aversion, orofacial myology, and swallowing- related disorders, as well as articulation, phonological processing, apraxia, and early childhood intervention.

Ms. Gatto is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology & Audiology (AAPPSPA), Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA), and Houston Association for Communication Disorders (HACD). Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for the IAOM and AAPPSPA and the Community Advisory Board for the University of Houston.

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Including LGBTQ Families in your Childbirth Ed Course
Available in: GOLD Learning Online Symposium: Childbirth Education

Kristin Kali, LM CPM is the owner of MAIA Midwifery and Fertility Services, internationally renowned for queer family building expertise and midwifery model preconception care. She is an authoritative resource on LGBTQ conception and pregnancy, single parenting by choice, fertility and a variety of topics related to insemination, intentional family-building, LGBTQ cultural sensitivity and gender inclusion in the midwifery profession. Kristin is the instructor for MAIA’s Childbirth Class for LGBTQ Families, which has been a mainstay in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than a decade and is now being offered at MAIA’s second location in Seattle, WA. In addition to providing preconception care via telemedicine to families across the globe, Kristin provides midwifery care, home insemination, classes and support groups in her home city of Seattle, WA. You can read more about MAIA services, download webinars, and access fertility related products at www.maiamidwifery.com.

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