GOLD Learning Speakers

USA

Diana West, BA,IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Infant Sleep (Research & Practice) Lecture Pack 2015, Alumni 2016, Presentations, GOLD Lactation 2015, Breastfeeding Essentials Lecture Pack 2016, GOLD Lactation 2016
  • Country: USA
Biography:

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.

CE Library Presentation(s) Available Online:
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Sleep Training: History, Research, and Outcomes
Parents hear confusing recommendations about sleep training and "crying-it-out." This presentation provides a discussion of the history underlying infant sleep training methods, their effects on feeding, and research findings on psychological and physiological outcomes. Gentle alternative methods are offered.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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Sweet Sleep: Bedsharing for Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies
Parents and healthcare professionals all over the world hear conflicting messages about where babies should sleep to minimize SIDS and suffocation risks. This presentation presents an in-depth explanation of the science and research supporting the safety of bedsharing for breastfeeding mothers and babies, introducing La Leche League International's "Safe Sleep Seven" as a bedsharing risk-assessment tool.
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant
What do mothers really think about the services they receive from their lactation consultant? What do they want but aren’t getting? This session presents the results of a high volume survey of mothers’ opinions about IBCLC services. The answers will help participants focus their practice for better effectiveness, clinical outcomes, and client satisfaction.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1.0  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant
What do mothers really think about the services they receive from their lactation consultant? What do they want but aren’t getting? This session presents the results of a high volume survey of mothers’ opinions about IBCLC services. The answers will help participants focus their practice for better effectiveness, clinical outcomes, and client satisfaction.
Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Postpartum Nipple Pain: Causes, Treatments, and Empathy
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.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Breast Assessment: What, Why, How, and When
This session presents a detailed discussion of breast assessment techniques and criteria, with photos contributed by colleagues around the world.
Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation