GOLD Learning Speakers

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Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE
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Epigenetics and Breastfeeding: The Potential Longterm Impact of Breastmilk
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014
Natural, Toxic or Who Knows? The implications of breastfeeding and marijuana use
Available in: Lactation Conference 2015
Postpartum Mood Disorders, Breastfeeding and the Epigenetic Links from Past Into Future
Available in: Perinatal Mental Health: Research and Practical Applications Lecture Pack
Science of the motherbaby bond: How attachment impacts epigenetics, brain development and stress
Available in: Midwifery Conference 2016
The Milk Sharing Conundrum - The Grey Area Between Scope and Need
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014
USA Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CCCE, CLD is Executive Director of Lactation Programs for CAPPA,the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. She owns MotherJourney, focusing on training perinatal professionals on integrative and holistic information regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. She has her degree in Maternal Child Health: Lactation Consulting and is an internationally board certified lactation consultant. Wilson is the co-author of two books, The Attachment Pregnancy and The Greatest Pregnancy Ever. She loves to blend today’s recent scientific findings with the mind/body/spirit wisdom. Laurel has been joyfully married to her husband for more than two decades and has two wonderful grown sons, whose difficult births led her on a path towards helping emerging families create positive experiences. She believes that the journey into motherhood is a life-changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated.

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Laurie B. Jones, MD, FAAP, IBCLC
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Dr. MILK Physician Mother Peer Support Network
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014
U.S.A. Laurie B. Jones, MD, FAAP, IBCLC

I am a board-certified general pediatrician and board certified lactation consultant. I have practiced general pediatrics and newborn medicine for 12 years. I have practiced breastfeeding medicine for 4 years. I teach medical students and residents in my office practice and in the hospital setting for newborn nursery. I am the medical director for the newborn nursery at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ which has about 4000 deliveries per year. I am the chair person for our hospital-wide breastfeeding committee and utilize the American Academy of Pediatrics Residency Curriculum for breastfeeding. I founded and coordinate the Dr. MILK support program for physician mothers that are breastfeeding.

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Lisa Amir, MBBS, MMed, PhD, IBCLC, FABM
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Breast infections in breastfeeding women– case presentations of abscess, mastitis and more
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014
Australia Lisa Amir, MBBS, MMed, PhD, IBCLC, FABM

Associate Professor Lisa Amir, MBBS MMed PhD IBCLC FABM FILCA, is a general practitioner and lactation consultant. She has been continually certified as an IBCLC since 1989. She works in breastfeeding medicine at The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne and in private practice. She is a Principal Research Fellow at the Judith Lumley Centre (formerly known as Mother & Child Health Research), La Trobe University, Australia. She is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and the primary author of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’s clinical protocol on mastitis. She is the Editor-in-Chief of International Breastfeeding Journal.

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Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
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Breastfeeding on the Insulin Dysregulation Spectrum
Available in: Lactation Conference 2015
Deciphering the Lactation Curve
Available in: Lactation Conference 2015
Getting a Better Grip on Prolactin
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014
Recognizing When Things Are Heading South
Available in: Breastfeeding Essentials: From Assessment to Problem Solving Lecture Pack
U.S.A. Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA

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

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Liz Brooks, JD IBCLC FILCA
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Avoid Lawsuits and Pink Slips! Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC
Available in: Ethics for Lactation Consultants Lecture Series
What’s Too “Friendly” for an IBCLC on Social Media?
Available in: Ethics for Lactation Consultants Lecture Series
Whiners and Deniers: Ethics and Diplomacy in Difficult Cases
Available in: Lactation Conference 2016
USA Liz Brooks, JD IBCLC FILCA

Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA -- a lawyer (since 1983) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in  private practice  (since 1997) --  brings to life the connection between lactation consultation, ethics and the law.
Liz is Secretary of the United States Breastfeeding Committee (2014-16), a Director of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (2015-18), and is a former President (2012-14) and current Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.  She is active in her Pennsylvania-based professional association and  breastfeeding coalition.    She authored a book, "Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC," the only text devoted to the subject matter, and was lead author in one chapter in each of three other books on similar topics.
With plain language and humor, Liz explains how IBCLCs and other breastfeeding helpers can work ethically and legally. She offers pragmatic tips that can be used immediately in daily practice.

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Lori J. Isenstadt, IBCLC, CCE, CBD
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The Good news about delivering bad news: how to present difficult information to parents
Available in: Lactation Conference 2016
USA Lori J. Isenstadt, IBCLC, CCE, CBD

Lori J. Isenstadt, IBCLC, CCE, CBD, has been practicing as an IBCLC since 2001. She was employed as a Staff IBCLC in 2 large Phoenix, Arizona hospitals and a local breastfeeding clinic. In 2007, she founded All About Breastfeeding, offering office and home consultations, and breastfeeding classes. Her expertise ranges from basic position and latch through the most complicated of breastfeeding challenges. Lori is a member of Toastmasters International and enjoys speaking about mothering and breastfeeding. She has a particular interest in teaching communication skills to professionals who work with families. Lori is the host of All About Breastfeeding,a podcast where she interviews mothers, authors, researchers and physicians about topics related to breastfeeding. Her mission is to normalize breastfeeding around the world. Lori resides in Phoenix, AZ is married to Alan for 35 years and is the mother of three adult children, Alisha, Jesse and Carly.

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Lynne Staff, RM, BHlthScNsg, MMid (Hons)
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Caesarean Section: Representations, Ruminations and Realities…
Available in: Perinatal Conference 2014
Australia Lynne Staff, RM, BHlthScNsg, MMid (Hons)

A midwife since 1983, Lynne has practiced in public and private sectors, and worked as a community midwife for 14 years, providing support and midwifery care for women birthing at home. In 1997, she helped establish the Selangor Private Hospital Maternity Unit, where she continued to work until her move with her husband to Tasmania in 2008. She shares her current home with a dog, a chicken, platypus, Tassie Devils, echidnas and 40+ alpaca. As a manager, professional development and ‘hands-on’ midwife, Lynne has developed policies, procedure, practice guidelines, education programs and learning packages for midwives. She has undertaken research and completed an Honors Thesis which focused on the reasons women choose a Caesarean section in a normal healthy first pregnancy. She currently co-ordinates and lectures the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery at the University of Tasmania. Passionate about the sociological influences on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, she is about to commence a PhD.

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