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Physiology & Endocrinology for IBCLCs - 5 CERPs - Pack 1

If you're seeking to broaden your understanding in II. Physiology and Endocrinology, according to the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline, and your personalized Professional Development Plan (PPDP) has identified a need for further education in this area, our 5-hour comprehensive lecture package is an excellent option.

Our package covers the education requirements for the II. Physiology and Endocrinology category and features expert speakers, who provide an informative and engaging learning experience. Through this package, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding and enhance your expertise in this field.

To ensure the best learning experience, please confirm you haven't already taken any of these lectures at the time of purchase. However, if you encounter any issues after purchase, simply reach out to [email protected], and we'll work to find a suitable replacement for you.

$95.00 USD
Total CE Hours: 5.00   Access Time: 6 Weeks  
Lectures in this bundle (5):
Duration: 67 mins
Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
Lillian Scott, MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CLC
Feeding Difficulties: A Look at High Risk Populations
USA Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
USA Lillian Scott, MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CLC

Amber Valentine is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Kentucky with her MS in Communication Disorders. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She worked for Baptist Health Systems, Inc for 8 years before moving to Florida where she worked for Wolfsons Children’s Hospital and Mayo Florida. She is now back in Kentucky working for Baptist Health Lexington. She has experience in adults and pediatrics with feeding and swallowing difficulties including: bedside swallow evaluations, Modified Barium Swallow studies, FEES, and pediatric feeding evaluations including NICU. She has provided guest lectures for the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville on feeding and swallowing topics. She has presented at the hospital level, local, state, national, and international levels on pediatric feeding/swallowing and breastfeeding.

Lillian Scott is a speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor employed by Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. She received master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University. She received dual bachelor degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Special Education from the University of Kentucky. She has worked with pediatrics and adults in the areas of speech, language, and swallowing. She has NICU, Mother/baby, and outpatient clinical experience working with feeding dyads of breast and bottle feeding infants. In the area of adults and pediatrics, she has experience with clinical swallowing evaluations and Modified Barium Swallow Studies. She has experience with adult Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluations of swallowing (FEES). Her interest is in successful feeding by mouth for infants with complex medical histories and promoting breastfeeding in cultures that are not likely to receive the supports for feeding difficulties due to knowledge, costs, and/or access.

Objective 1: The participant will identify at least three populations at risk for feeding difficulty;

Objective 2: The participant will be able to explain at least two commonly seen characteristics in each of these populations that may adversely impact feeding;

Objective 3: The participant will be able to list at least two strategies for each of the populations to enhance feeding success at the breast.

USA Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
USA Lillian Scott, MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CLC

Feeding is the most complex task of infancy, even in term babies with no complications. There are many diagnoses, conditions, syndromes, and co-morbidities that can impact feeding in neonates and infants. This talk will briefly highlight many of those, but we will focus on three specific populations of interest –Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Infants of Diabetic Mothers, and Downs Syndrome. We will discuss the specific implications these conditions can have on feeding, why these infants may have difficulty, and the classic symptoms one could expect to see. The differences between delayed and disordered feeding will also be addressed. Strategies and adaptions for breast feeding will be discussed. Positioning and external strategies will be explained. Case studies will be shared at the end of the presentation.

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Duration: 60 mins
Sharon L. Unger, MD, FRCP(C)
The Use of Human Donor Milk in the High Risk Neonate
Canada Sharon L. Unger, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Sharon Unger comes from the East Coast of Canada and is a neonatologist at Sinai Health System in Toronto, Canada. She is a co-primary investigator for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded OptiMoM and MaxiMoM programs of research as well as the medical director for the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank. Her research interests are primarily in the use of human milk for the high risk neonate and its long term impact.

Delegates will be able to:

1: Discuss the differences between mother's milk and human donor milk
2. Discuss the scientific evidence behind current human donor milk usage guidelines
3. Discuss some of the ethical considerations in human donor milk use

Canada Sharon L. Unger, MD, FRCP(C)

Mother’s milk is the unequalled nutritional source for the preterm or medically fragile neonate. Beyond its nutritional impact, it contains a myriad of bioactive molecules that are of particular health importance for the sick neonate. A majority of mothers who are pump dependent with an infant in a neonatal intensive care unit have an incomplete supply of their own milk. In this instance, human donor milk is an important supplement to have available while the mother is supported to increase her own milk supply. This lecture will focus on various aspects of the use of human donor milk including a review of the differences between mother’s milk and donor milk and the current methodologies used for processing donor milk. Recommended clinical guidelines will be discussed that are based on the evidence for short and long term health outcomes following the use of donor milk in the neonatal period. Future considerations will be explored including ethical issues with respect to donor milk use.

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Duration: 60 mins
Alyssa Schnell, MS, IBCLC
ReLATCHtation: Transitioning the Exclusively Bottle-fed Baby to Nursing
United States Alyssa Schnell, MS, IBCLC

Alyssa has been helping parents and babies with breastfeeding since 2002, first as a La Leche League Leader and since 2009 as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Alyssa works in private practice serving clients worldwide, primarily through telehealth. She is the author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing: A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers Through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances and a professional supplement to the book, The Breastfeeding Without Birthing Professional Pack online training.

Alyssa has authored articles for The Journal of Human Lactation: The Three Step Framework for Inducing Lactation and Successful Co-Lactation by a Queer Couple: A Case Study. She has also authored articles for La Leche League’s Leader Today and Breastfeeding Today magazines, and Adoptive Families magazine. She is an international speaker on the topics of inducing lactation, relactation, and other related topics. Alyssa is the proud mother of three breastfed children, two by birth and one by adoption. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Objective 1: The learner will be able to describe the circumstances when a parent might be transitioning from bottle to breast/chest

Objective 2: The learner will be able to identify challenges transitioning from bottle to breast/chest.

Objective 3: The learner will be able to discussing successful nursing.

Objective 4: The learner will be able to use the Building Blocks to Nursing.

United States Alyssa Schnell, MS, IBCLC

Newborn babies are hardwired for breastfeeding: their newborn instincts direct them to latching at the breast/chest. But what about older babies who are currently exclusively bottle-feeding – can they learn to nurse too? A birthing parent may wish to initiate or resume breastfeeding after choosing not to breastfeed or discontinuing breastfeeding. An adoptive or foster parent may be placed with an older baby or toddler whom they wish to nurse. With patience, persistence, support, and some tools and tricks, it can be possible. This presentation discusses how to know if baby is ready to breastfeed, setting the stage for success, and the process of gentle transitioning from bottle to breast/chest.

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Duration: 60 mins
Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets: Supporting Families During Their Breastfeeding Journey

Kathryn Stagg is mum to 4 boys, twins and 2 subsequent singletons. She trained as a breastfeeding peer supporter and volunteered in the groups for years in and around Harrow, NW London, UK.

Kathryn caught the breastfeeding support bug and decided to further her knowledge training as a Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and then qualifying as an IBCLC 5 years ago. Kathryn started Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets Facebook group almost 8 years ago and it now has over 9000 members. It has recently been made into a UK charity. Kathryn is passionate about delivering high quality breastfeeding support to as many twin and triplet families as possible, creating resources and educating health care professionals and breastfeeding supporters. She runs a small private practice and continues to teach music part time, her original career path. Kathryn is the author of Breastfeeding Twins and Triplets; a guide for professionals and parents. /p>

Objective 1: List key ways to help families prepare for premature birth, including establishing breastfeeding multiples.

Objective 2: Describe components of unique care specific to the Late Preterm and Early Term birth in establishing breastfeeding multiples.

Objective 3: Discuss how lactation support professionals to support multiple birth families during the different stages of their breastfeeding journey


This session will help you understand the challenges of a multiple pregnancy and birth. Discover preparations that can help ease stress and increase success in lactation. Learn how to support families experiencing premature birth. You will understand the best way to help parents establish breastfeeding their multiples, even with late preterm/early term birth. This session will help attendees gain and understanding of how to navigate the challenges of breastfeeding multiples and how to support families effectively during the different stages of their breastfeeding journeys.

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Duration: 60 mins
Megan Dunn, BS, IBCLC
Microbiome Support for the Breast/Chestfeeding Dyad
USA Megan Dunn, BS, IBCLC

Megan Dunn is a board certified Lactation Consultant and Health Educator who views infant feeding from an anthropological perspective and through a sociological lens. Her experiences have run the gamut as a volunteer, peer-to-peer counselor, clinical IBCLC, and as an educator.

Currently she is the Breastfeeding Program Coordinator for a local WIC agency where she is coordinating a pilot program to equitably expand peer services. She is privileged to be a part of the excellent team at Legacy Health as a perinatal Educator. She also provides community lactation support as a home-visiting provider. Her goals are to support biological feeding norms and to offer practical and empowering solutions for dyads. Professionally, her special interests include the fascinating world of our microbiome, empowering parents through Participant Centered and motivational approaches, and creating successful feeding solutions for complex cases. She is eager to collaborate on projects which focus on improving public policy and accessibility to culturally aware and trauma informed care for all perinatal families.

When she’s not pondering and working on all things human milk, Megan enjoys cooking, hanging out with her teenagers, going on nature walks, volunteering, and spinning tunes as a community radio host and DJ.

1. List the functions a healthy microbiome regulates.

2. Describe symptoms of microbiome imbalance.

3. Describe how to create and communicate an appropriate care plan for your patient/client according to your scope of practice.

USA Megan Dunn, BS, IBCLC

The billions of unicellular organisms which form a symbiotic relationship with our bodies provide essential functions which regulate, modulate, and maintain homeostasis. The microbiome has an essential role in prompting a proper immune response, maintaining adequate digestion and metabolic function, managing inflammatory status, supporting mental health, and many more functions which are required for good health. Dysbiotic conditions during the perinatal period are common and impact the infant feeding relationship. In this presentation, participants will learn about the functions of the microbiome as it relates to lactation and infant health as well as the consequences of dysbiosis and its impact on lactation/infant feeding.

Additionally, participants will learn how to address dysbiotic conditions within their profession’s scope. This presentation provides clinically applicable information and recommendations that participants can apply when providing lactation education and developing care plans.

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CERPs - Continuing Education Recognition Points
Applicable to IBCLC Lactation Consultants, Certified Lactation Consultants (CLCs), CBEs, CLE, Doulas & Birth Educators. GOLD Conferences has been designated as a Long Term Provider of CERPs by IBLCE--Approval #CLT114-07.

This program is approved for 5 L-CERPs.

If you have already participated in any of these presentations, you are not eligible to receive additional credits for viewing it again. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Additional Details:

Viewing time: 6 Weeks

Tags / Categories

(IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Maternal, (IBCLC) Pathology, (IBCLC) Physiology and Endocrinology, (IBCLC) Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology, (IBCLC) Techniques, Breastfeeding Complications, Breastfeeding Multiples, Donor Human Milk for Preterm Infants, Induced Lactation & Relactation, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, The Newborn Microbiome

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  • During our online conferences, presentations that occur live are also followed by a short 15 minute Question & Answer Session. The Speaker addresses questions that were posted by Delegates during the presentation. We include the recording of these Q&A Sessions as a bonus for you.

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