Online Continuing Education (CE) Library

Welcome to the GOLD Learning Library! Enjoy evidence-based continuing education (CE) in a convenient, online format. These pre-recorded presentations are available on-demand 24/7 for a period of time as designated. Presentations are available as an individual lecture or as a bundled pack. We are offering a variety of accreditation for our lectures, including CERPs, CMEs, CNEs, Midwifery CEUs, ACNM CEUs and others.

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$170.00 USD

GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium 2019

Welcome to the GOLD Learning Tongue-tie Symposium 2019. Last year's symposium was so popular that we've added more presentations! This year we're offering 10 speakers and lectures. As our understanding of oral restrictions grows there's always something new to learn!

Learn about assessment, the impact of tongue-tie from birth through adolescence, how to provide lactation care when revision isn't part of the plan, suck rehabilitation after frenotomy and the big picture of caring for families struggling with a tongue-tied infant.

Also, dive deeper with a look at how to identify and treat the compensatory mechanics of suck after revision, the impact of tongue-tie on the myofascial system and primitive reflex integration, tongue-tie and it's impact on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, the impact on orofacial myofunctional development and a look at infant frenotomy and pain.

We're excited to have you join us for amazing presentations that will leave you feeling more confident and armed with clinical skills that you can put into practice right away to help the families in your care. This program is approved for 10 CERPs (7 L-CERPs, 3 R-CERPs), CMEs and Dietetic CPEUs.

Register Today - Recordings now Online!


Group Registration: Receive additional discounts when you register a group of 10 or more. Contact us at team@goldlearning.com to learn more or submit your group.

Treating Tongue-Tie From Birth Through Adolescence: The Far Reaching Impact of a Tiny String
Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE
Lactation Skills for Supporting Dyads with Oral Restrictions
Lisa Urich Lahey, RN, IBCLC, OMT
Foundations of TOTS Assessment: Anatomy, Appearance, and Function
Lori L. Overland, M.S., CCC, C/NDT, CLC
A Sensory Motor Approach to Neuromuscular Re-Education Post Frenotomy
Tamara Hawkins, RN, FNP, IBCLC, LCCE, CHHC
Baby Shark Do’s, Don'ts, Decisions, and Dilemmas. Creating a Supportive Lactation Care Plan for a Family with Tethered Oral Tissues.
Brandi Benson, DC, CACCP
All Tied Up: Tongue Tie Beyond the Mouth
Effath Yasmin, MA, HDSE, CLEC(USA), IBCLC, BCST(ICSB-SWISS)
Rethinking Surgical Tools - Infant Frenotomy & Pain
Ellen Chetwynd, PhD, MPH, BSN, IBCLC
The Compensatory Mechanics of Suck for Babies with Oral Tethering: How to Identify and Treat after Revision
The Impact of Tongue-Tie on the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems
Marjan Jones, BDSc (Hons) UQ, BSc Melb
Tongue Tie and Orofacial Myofunctional Development
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 06/06/2019
CERP: 10
L-CERP: 7
R-CERP: 3
CME: 10
Dietetics CEU: 10
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$95.00 USD

GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium 2019 - Day 1 Fundamental Skills/Knowledge

Welcome to the GOLD Learning Tongue-tie Symposium for 2019! Our 5 expert speakers will provide a comprehensive overview of providing care to families with tongue-tied infants. Learn more about assessment, the impact of tongue-tie from birth through adolescence, how to provide lactation care when revision isn't part of the plan, suck rehabilitation after frenotomy and the big picture of supporting families with a tongue-tied infant through the struggles that often present themselves.

We're excited to have you join us for the amazing presentations that will leave you feeling more confident and armed with clinical skills that you can put into practice right away to help the families in your care. This program is approved for 5 CERPs (4 L-CERPs, 1 R-CERP), CMEs and Dietetic CPEUs.

Group Registration: Receive additional discounts when you register a group of 10 or more. Contact us at team@goldlearning.com to learn more or submit your group.

Register Today - Recording Now Available!

Don't miss out on the Day 2 Lecture Pack of the symposium! Dive deeper with a look at how to identify and treat the compensatory mechanics of suck after revision, the impact of tongue-tie on the myofascial system and primitive reflex integration, tongue-tie and it's impact on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, the impact on orofacial myofunctional development and a look at infant frenotomy and pain.

Register for Day 2 here!

Learn more about this year's symposium here

Treating Tongue-Tie From Birth Through Adolescence: The Far Reaching Impact of a Tiny String
Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE
Lactation Skills for Supporting Dyads with Oral Restrictions
Lisa Urich Lahey, RN, IBCLC, OMT
Foundations of TOTS Assessment: Anatomy, Appearance, and Function
Lori L. Overland, M.S., CCC, C/NDT, CLC
A Sensory Motor Approach to Neuromuscular Re-Education Post Frenotomy
Tamara Hawkins, RN, FNP, IBCLC, LCCE, CHHC
Baby Shark Do’s, Don'ts, Decisions, and Dilemmas. Creating a Supportive Lactation Care Plan for a Family with Tethered Oral Tissues.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 14/06/2019
CERP: 5
L-CERP: 4
R-CERP: 1
CME: 5
Dietetics CEU: 5
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$95.00 USD

GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium 2019 - Day 2 Advanced Skills/Knowledge

Welcome to the GOLD Learning Tongue-tie Symposium for 2019! Our 5 expert speakers will be diving deeper into the complex topic of tongue-tie. Learn how to identify and treat the compensatory mechanics of suck after revision, the impact of tongue-tie on the myofascial system and primitive reflex integration, tongue-tie and it's impact on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, the impact on orofacial myofunctional development and a look at infant frenotomy and pain.

We're excited to have you join us for the amazing presentations that will leave you feeling more confident and armed with clinical skills that you can put into practice right away to help the families in your care. This program has been approved for 5 CERPs (3 L-CERPs, 2 R-CERPs), CMEs and Dietetic CPEUs.

Group Registration: Receive additional discounts when you register a group of 10 or more. Contact us at team@goldlearning.com to learn more or submit your group.

Register Today - Recordings Now Available!

Don't miss out on the Day 1 Lecture Pack of the Tongue-Tie 2019 Symposium! On day one, you'll learn more about assessment, the impact of tongue-tie from birth through adolescence, how to provide lactation care when revision isn't part of the plan, suck rehabilitation after frenotomy and the big picture of caring for families struggling with a tongue-tied infant.

Register for Day 1 here!

Learn more about this year's symposium here

Brandi Benson, DC, CACCP
All Tied Up: Tongue Tie Beyond the Mouth
Effath Yasmin, MA, HDSE, CLEC(USA), IBCLC, BCST(ICSB-SWISS)
Rethinking Surgical Tools - Infant Frenotomy & Pain
Ellen Chetwynd, PhD, MPH, BSN, IBCLC
The Compensatory Mechanics of Suck for Babies with Oral Tethering: How to Identify and Treat after Revision
The Impact of Tongue-Tie on the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems
Marjan Jones, BDSc (Hons) UQ, BSc Melb
Tongue Tie and Orofacial Myofunctional Development
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 14/06/2019
CERP: 5
L-CERP: 3
R-CERP: 2
CME: 5
Dietetics CEU: 5
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Promoting Self-Management of Breast and Nipple Pain During Breastfeeding

September means back to school, and it's the perfect time to brush up on your skills and knowledge about the management of pain during breastfeeding. On September 9th, 2019 we are excited to offer a free presentation with Dr. Ruth Lucas titled "Promoting Self-Management of Breast and Nipple Pain During Breastfeeding". This presentation offers an exciting look at the randomized controlled trial that Dr. Lucas and her team recently conducted to look at the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a breastfeeding self-management (BSM) intervention for breast and nipple pain during breastfeeding.

Learn more about the mechanism of pain during breastfeeding including the genetic risk for alterations in pain sensitivity, the relationship between breast and nipple pain and breastfeeding self-efficacy and maternal mood, and new information about a successful intervention to promote self-management of pain during breastfeeding. We look forward to seeing you online!

This webinar is approved for 1 L-CERP.

Watch Live on September 9th at 8pm UTC / 1pm PDT / 4 pm EDT

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Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC, CLS
Promoting Self-Management of Breast and Nipple Pain for Women During Breastfeeding
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 30/04/2019
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Bridging the Gaps to Provide a Continuum of Care

Promoting collaborations among caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure consistent and continual breastfeeding support. This talk uses humor and scenarios to point out the necessity that those entrusted with a family's care be professional, inclusive and open in order to provide the best support possible.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CD(DONA), CCCE
Bridging the Gaps to Provide a Continuum of Care
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Resolving Cultural Conflicts in Nighttime Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep

Nighttime breastfeeding and proximate mother-infant sleep play a crucial role in sustaining lactation but present challenges for parents in settings where solitary infant sleep is the norm, and bedsharing is viewed as controversial and inherently dangerous. While separate parent-child sleep arrangements are a relatively recent cultural invention, they have become the dominant cultural norm, which also shapes medical infant sleep guidance in the U.S. and other similar settings. Recent breastfeeding promotion efforts, however, conflict with these cultural and medical imperatives for separate sleep. As more parents breastfeed, they find themselves falling asleep next to their babies. Some may fall asleep on unsafe surfaces in their attempt to avoid bedsharing, while others regularly bedshare in secret to avoid social stigma and other repercussions. To ensure both safety and wellbeing for infants and families, an integrated approach to nighttime breastfeeding and infant sleep will be recommended that incorporates evolutionary and cross-cultural perspectives.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Resolving Cultural Conflicts in Nighttime Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Research Literacy & Community Birth: Applying Evidence-informed Practice during Clinical Care

Integrating research into care for community midwives is best accomplished through an evidence-informed practice (EIP) framework. EIP rests at the triad intersection of the best available research, the midwife’s professional expertise, and the client’s individual needs and values. Building on the foundations of EIP laid in session one of the workshop series, in this second session, midwives will discover pragmatic strategies for integrating research into clinical practice flow in community birth settings. The purpose of this session is to equip community midwives with the tools and skills necessary for moving from “research in theory” to “research in the real world”. With an emphasis on practicality and models for the busy midwife, we will cover: preparing your practice for EIP integration; the research-practice work flow; point-of-care tools; CATs (critically appraised topics); academic program and community partnerships; social and cultural considerations in EIP; and the role of students/apprentices during EIP integration. Collectively, strategies taught will “come alive” as participants reflect on designing their own approach to EIP in clinical care, accounting for their unique practice model, clientele, and community birth settings.

Courtney Everson, AA, BA, MA, PhD
Research Literacy & Community Birth: Applying Evidence-informed Practice during Clinical Care
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 16/08/2019
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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$15.00 USD

Breastfeeding: Baby’s First Milestone

Breastfeeding is widely acknowledged as being the healthiest way to feed an infant for at least two years. In the United States of America, the CDC 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card states that 79.2% of mothers start out breastfeeding. However, as the babies get older, these numbers plummet. Only 49.4% of these babies are receiving any breastmilk by 6 months of age. We know from the literature that the primary reasons mothers stop breastfeeding in these early months are pain and worrying about their breastmilk supply. These are problems with solutions if the proper support is in place. Why is this support lacking? Is it because for all of the talk, "breast is best", the importance of breastfeeding is not really valued? What if successful breastfeeding was reframed into a milestone? Baby's first milestone? This presentation will explore other milestones, walking, talking, and learning to read, and what happens if babies and young children are not reaching these markers in a reasonable time frame. What support systems are in place to help these milestones be achieved if babies are faltering? The possible reasons for a baby not being able to breastfeeding and possible solutions will then be examined from the lens of having proper support systems in place.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Barbara D. Robertson, BA, MA, IBCLC, RLC
Breastfeeding: Baby’s First Milestone
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

The Power of Mentorship

In Alameda County, Black women are initiating exclusive breastfeeding, but only ~15% remain breastfeeding by 3 months. For impoverished Black women, especially those in their teen years or who may have less than high school education, these numbers are even lower (9-12%). There is minimum breastfeeding support for black families. When Black mothers in West Oakland who received peer and professional breastfeeding support through Breast Friends, exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months rose to 63%. This project expanded the Breast Friends model to East Oakland while also training 12 new peer counselors (including 1 father), 24 new group facilitators, and enhancing breastfeeding messaging in the California Black Infant Health program. The project surpassed our expectations. 5 out of the 12 trained peer counselors are now working in other community organizations as Community health outreach worker, peer counselors, doulas and WIC staff.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

The Power of Mentorship
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$7.50 USD

Breastfeeding In Hong Kong And Traditional Chinese Wisdom On Confinement Practices

Breastfeeding rates upon discharge is rising in Hong Kong over the past 20 years. Breastfeeding has become more of a topic than ever before. However, it is still very common to have early introduction of formula and exclusive breastfeeding rate is still low. Most private hospitals do not allow 24 hours room in. Many mothers need to go back to work when the baby is only six weeks old. In Hong Kong, it is very common to practice a confinement period after birth. This traditional Chinese wisdom has many benefits for the mothers and babies. Mothers of other cultures can also make use of some of the practices to benefit themselves.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Heidi Lam, B.So.Sci, IBCLC
Breastfeeding in Hong Kong and traditional Chinese wisdom on confinement practices
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 09/07/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$7.50 USD

Rusty Pipe Syndrome: A Case Report From Poland

Bloody nipple discharge is an unusual experience during lactation for both the mother and her attending physicians. Painless bleeding from the breasts in the early post-partum period can be a physiological condition called a rusty pipe syndrome. This report describes the case of bilateral bloody nipple discharge that started after caesarean section and subsequently ceased within a few days. Natural breastfeeding is the best way of nourishing newborns and infants. The process of breast milk production starts as early as between weeks 16 and 22 of pregnancy and colostrum can appear from the nipple in the following weeks. Milk containing blood can be a cause of concern for the mother and her physician. The reasons can be various; however not all of them would be caused by bleeding from the glandular tissue.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Anna Kotlinska, PhD Candidate, Masters of Midwifery
Rusty pipe syndrome: a case report from Poland
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 09/07/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$45.00 USD

NARM/ MANA DoR - Evidence-informed Practice: A Primer for Midwives

This three-part workshop introduces midwives to the evidence-informed practice (EIP) framework: what it is, why it's important, and how to make it work for you! By examining evidence-informed practice at practice, community, and professional levels, midwives will be equipped with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to integrate evidence-informed practice into midwifery care, leveraging shared decision-making and optimizing care for childbearing families.

The three workshops can be taken stand alone or, for the greatest impact, as a series, where one builds upon another! Each session is only one hour, prepared especially for you as busy midwives on the go! The first session in the series is "Evidence-informed Practice 101: The Foundational Framework". This session is all about laying the groundwork for evidence-informed practice, focusing on the EIP cycle and how to use it for client-level care. The second session is "Research Literacy & Community Birth: Applying Evidence-informed Practice during Clinical Care. This session is all about pragmatic strategies for integrating research into clinical practice flow in community birth settings. The third session is "Integrating Research into Midwifery Community: Evidence-informed Practice in Action". This final session is all about the next level of EIP, that is: practical strategies for using research on community and professional levels to advance midwifery excellence.

The workshop series is jointly sponsored by the MANA Division of Research and the North American Registry of Midwives. Earn continuing education credits while advancing your research savvy from the comfort of your own home, on your own time! Don't delay – register today!

Courtney Everson, AA, BA, MA, PhD
Integrating Research into Midwifery Communities: Evidence-informed Practice in Action
Courtney Everson, AA, BA, MA, PhD
Research Literacy & Community Birth: Applying Evidence-informed Practice during Clinical Care
Courtney Everson, AA, BA, MA, PhD
Evidence-Informed Practice 101: The Foundational Framework
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 16/08/2019
Midwifery CEU: 0.3
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$15.00 USD

Evidence-Informed Practice 101: The Foundational Framework

Evidence-informed practice is increasingly championed as a central framework in the health professions for facilitating shared-decision making, informed choice, and client-centered care. Also called "evidence-based practice" or "evidence-based care", an evidence-informed practice (EIP) framework rests at the triad intersection between the best available research, the midwife's clinical experience, and the client's individual needs, values, and context. In this session, we will explore the EIP cycle (Assess-Ask-Acquire-Appraise-Apply) using current midwifery clinical topics. Specifically, we will cover: developing comprehensive case studies; asking a foreground clinical question; developing a valid PICO; literature search techniques, sources, and key concepts; critical appraisal of published research; and holistic application of research to care. By the end of the session, participants will have the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to enact research fluency during midwifery service using the evidence-informed practice framework.

Courtney Everson, AA, BA, MA, PhD
Evidence-Informed Practice 101: The Foundational Framework
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 16/08/2019
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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$7.50 USD

Contextualizing Breastfeeding in Lebanon

In Lebanon, nearly all mothers attempt to initiate breastfeeding. Despite high initiation rates, only 40% of mothers exclusively breastfed through the first month and nationally, a mere 2.4% continued to exclusively breastfeed between 4 and 5 months. Early weaning is a pressing public health concern as infant and under-5 morbidity rates are high. Environmental issues like water quality and sanitation can be problematic when supplemental formula or contaminated water is used. This presentation examines the breastfeeding trends in Lebanon and explores the complex and often overlapping historical, social, cultural, economic and policy determinants behind early weaning. Next, this presentation analyzes newly emerging factors such as the power of social media, collaboration of lactation specialists and the rise of influential mother support networks. The presentation will conclude by highlighting the growing breastfeeding support infrastructure in Lebanon, for the most part, facilitated by breastfeeding mothers themselves.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Tamara Drenttel Brand, MA, MPH, IBCLC
Contextualizing Breastfeeding in Lebanon
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 09/07/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

How B.E.S.T. (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) Relates to Breast©

This lecture/course is intended to familiarize the medical and allied health community in the recognition of the often-overlooked muscle-related structural barriers to breastfeeding. It provides a discussion of clues to the predisposing factors of these barriers and explores their affect on infant "functional mobility" as it relates to the achievement of successful breastfeeding. It is intended to improve the clinician's assessment skills as they work with the mother/infant dyad in resolving breastfeeding difficulties/dysfunctions by development of insight into these often hidden and profoundly destructive structural manifestations. Recognition of these barriers with an emphasis on self-help techniques and when/who to refer parents/caregivers to for help, together with how to best meet their teaching/training needs across cultural barriers, is discussed. The ultimate purpose is the achievement of insight to improve the clinician's evaluation process, better enabling them to promote, enhance and even save the breastfeeding experience of the families served.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Judy Terwilliger, RN, CMT, FBT
How B.E.S.T. (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) Relates to Breast©
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

The Maternal-Child Microbiome Or: The “Oro-Boobular Axis”

Did you know that a mother who breastfeeds her child is more likely to "match" as an organ donor than a mother who does not breastfeed her child? How does that happen? The answer may lie in the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome, AKA "The Oro-boobular" axis. The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that a suckling infant's intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother's lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms. This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

The Maternal-Child Microbiome or: The “Oro-boobular axis”
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Sending Reports: What’s in it for IBCLCs?

Most lactation professionals love client interactions, but only send reports to health care providers out of a sense of duty. But writing and sending reports to our client's health care providers can be more just an administrative task. Yes, it complies with IBLCE's Code of Ethics to "Principle 4: Report accurately and completely to other members of the healthcare team" but it can also increase collaboration, improve client outcomes, and grow your practice. This presentation seeks to reframe the process of writing and sending reports from a dreaded task to a clinical, ethical, and holistic way of supporting our clients while positively positioning ourselves as allied health professionals. Beyond the ethics (yes or no) and practicalities ("S.O.A.P." or not), a report to a health care provider is a source of communication about the consultation as well as marketing about your clinical skill, role in the client's lactation experience, and lactation practice. With a combination of the why and how, this presentation outlines the ways in which reports to health care providers can be beneficial to the client, the health care provider, and the IBCLC, as well as devoting some time to specific strategies that lactation consultants can implement to streamline the process of sending reports so that we can get to the next client.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Joy MacTavish, IBCLC, RLC, MA
Sending Reports: What’s in it for IBCLCs?
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Mindful Breastfeeding: How Lactation Professionals Can Support Calm and Connection

The age-old practice of mindfulness meditation has increased in popularity across the globe over the past four decades and gained traction within the psychological and medical fields. Mindfulness centers on non-judgmental awareness of one's bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions in the present moment. It has been scientifically shown to reduce stress, chronic pain, medical and psychological symptoms, and enhance immune function. Mindfulness practices often focus on psychobiological processes, which makes them well suited as in intervention during the perinatal period, and even more specifically breastfeeding. This presentation outlines the ways in which mindfulness can positively impact lactation, during its normal course and especially when there are challenges. As lactation professionals who clinically and holistically support clients, it is beneficial to be able to share mindfulness strategies that can serve as a bridge between the mental, emotional, and physiological realms. Through a greater understanding of the practical aspects of mindfulness, gentle interventions can be incorporated into each feeding session. By supporting calm and connection within the parent and between the parent and infant, the experience of breastfeeding can be enhanced.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Joy MacTavish, IBCLC, RLC, MA
Mindful Breastfeeding: How Lactation Professionals Can Support Calm and Connection
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1