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.

To begin viewing, please select the desired presentation(s) and add to your cart. Immediately after checkout, your viewing time starts and you will have access to these presentations. Please contact us if you have any questions. Enjoy!

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$15.00 USD

BreastSide Manner: A Patient-Centered Approach to Lactation Support

Warm and empathic bedside manner is a lost art in provider-patient interactions. Be it time constraints, systemic limitations, lack of trust or training, the disconnect is apparent and the consequences are grave. In this talk, lactation support providers have an opportunity to learn how to be intentional in their approach to care in a way that honors the patient and their needs while also meeting them where they are. This talk will consider attitude, cultural, language, and other factors that might have traditionally impeded communication or relational connection in order to get to the heart of drawing lines of trust and respect between Patient and provider.

This lecture was originally offered as part of the GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2019 Package. This program has been approved for 1 CERP (1 L-CERP).

Free to GOLD Learning Delegates with Alumni Status - Do you have Alumni status? As a special thank you to our past participants that have attended 5 or more Conferences, you are invited to attend with a complimentary registration. Add this package to your cart and follow the check out process. When prompted, login with your GOLD Learning associated email address and on the final step, the discount will be automatically applied. A separate invitation email will also be sent to our Alumni Status Delegates. Not sure if you're elgible, check your Alumni Status here.

GOLD Annual Members: Please note that GOLD Annual Membership is not the same thing as having Alumni Status. Become a GOLD Annual Member to enjoy a 10% discount from your registration fee!

Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC, LLLL
BreastSide Manner: A Patient-Centered Approach to Lactation Support
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 10/02/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$265.00 USD

Lactation Conference 2019

The GOLD Lactation Online Conference is the largest Annual Breastfeeding Conference in the world. Packed full of fascinating topics such as supporting families who are exclusively pumping, oxidation vs high lipase action in human milk, supporting the weaning process, persistent pain during breastfeeding, marijuana and breastfeeding, risk based language, normal infant feeding patterns and so much more!

Join speakers such as Nekisha Killings, Lyndsey Hookway, Stephanie Carroll, Amy Brown, Cynthia Good, Katrina Mitchell, Gina Weissman, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Shu-Fang Funger Wang, Alexandra Glass and so many other amazing minds with thought-provoking topics to expand your knowledge and skills with the 2019 GOLD Lactation Conference!

It is an excellent resource suitable for all skill levels and is a perfect fit for IBCLCs, Lactation Consultants, Nurses, Lactation Educators, Breastfeeding Counselors, Mother to Mother (Peer to Peer) Support Workers, Midwives, Physicians, Dietitians, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and anyone else working or studying within the maternal-child health industry. Explore the latest research, trends, new ideas and hot topics in the world of human lactation.

Briana Tillman, IBCLC, M. Ed, OMS-III
Nicholas Sloan, BSME, OMS-III
Psychiatric Topics in Breastfeeding
Cynthia Good, MS, LMHCA, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM
The IBCLC as Expert Witness: Role, Strategies, and Resources
Persistent Pain During Breastfeeding - A Challenge in Lactation Counseling
Amy Brown, PhD, Professor
What Do Normal Infant Feeding Patterns Really Look Like?
Annabelle Mackenzie, IBCLC, BA (Hons), MA (Cantab)
Rummaging in the Tool Bag: Examples of Approaches Borrowed from Other Disciplines, Applied in Lactation Support Practice
Connection Over Perfection: Practical Strategies for Supporting Challenging Parents
Fiona Jardine, PhD Candidate, Advanced Lactation Consultant, Postpartum Doula
Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Why Do Some Breastfeeders Exclusively Pump and What Can We Do to Support Them?
Gina Weissman, DMD, RN, IBCLC
A Case for Clipping, a Case for Waiting: Difficult Decisions in Clinic
Katrina B. Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, FACS
Maternal Complications and Breast Masses in Breastfeeding
Gradual Weaning – Helping Mothers Who Are Ready to Move On
Differentiating Normal Newborn Weight Loss From Breastfeeding Failure
Nicola Singletary, PhD, MAT, IBCLC
Funny Tasting Milk: The Biochemistry and Clinical Applications of Human Milk Oxidation vs. High Lipase Action
Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, BSN, RN, IBCLC, DNPc
Marijuana and Breastfeeding: A Second Look, A Better Approach
Shu-Fang Wang, PhD, RN, CNM, IBCLC President, Chinese Lactation Consultant Association
B Theory of Breastfeeding: Baby-Breast-Brain-Backup Axis (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)
Tamara Drenttel Brand, MA, MPH, IBCLC
Reflections on a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program in Lebanon: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward
Eithne Murray, IBCLC, BEd, MA, Dip BfC
Mothering Experiences: The Development of Self-Efficacy in First Time Mothers
Elaine Burns, RM, RN, PhD
Liquid Gold from the Milk Bar: Health Professional Language and Practices When Providing Breastfeeding Support
Epigenetic Impact of Breastfeeding on Infant Stress Regulation
Equity and Safer Infant Feeding in Times of Disaster and Civil Unrest
Stephanie Carroll, MBA, IBCLC, CLC, CLS
Barriers to Breastfeeding in Appalachia: A Sociocultural Perspective
Nancy Williams, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist, CCE, IBCLC
Teens and Breastfeeding
Carole Hervé, IBCLC, BNCLC
Could Breastfeeding Help Prevent and Overcome Sensory Food Aversion?
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
Lessons to Learn from Fed Is Best: How Can We Improve Our Care?
Natalie Shenker, BM BCh (Oxon), PhD (Imp)
The Resurgence and Role of Human Milk Banking
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin and Stress
Lyndsey Hookway, BSc, RNC, HV, IBCLC
Addressing Complex Sleep Problems While Optimizing Breastfeeding
It’s Time For a Change in the Way We Market Breastfeeding and Human Milk (Panel Discussion)
Closing Ceremony 2019
Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 27.5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 11/06/2019
CERP: 27.5
L-CERP: 23.5
E-CERP: 1
R-CERP: 3
CNE: 27.5
CME: 27.5
Dietetics CEU: 27.5
Midwifery CEU: 2.7
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$15.00 USD

Watching Our Words: Is Risk-Based Language Always the Right Choice?

Within the lactation world, it is widely accepted that optimizing infant feeding practices and normalize breastfeeding, we must frame breastfeeding as the physiological norm and not breastfeeding as the risk behaviour. For example, breastfeeding does not reduce the risk of type II diabetes, but rather not breastfeeding increases the risk of type II diabetes. Most of us have had this framing drilled into us during our training and can deftly turn around any headline to reflect the correct wording.

It is, indeed, scientifically correct that breastfeeding is the physiological norm for human: artificial feeding is no more "normal" for the human baby than using a wheelchair to be mobile. However, health communication is about more than delivering scientifically accurate facts to the target population. In motivating parents to initiate breastfeeding and then maintain exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and alongside complementary foods for at least 2 years and beyond, the science of health behaviour is often overlooked.

In this session, we will discuss some of the major models of health behaviour change and how risk is perceived and acted up on within these models, drawing from both maternal-child health and other public health. We will review the rationale for using risk-based language as well as the evidence for different perspectives, including the use of social marketing strategies.

This lecture was originally offered as part of the GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2019 Package. This program has been approved for 1 CERP (1 L-CERP).

Free to GOLD Learning Delegates with Alumni Status - Do you have Alumni status? As a special thank you to our past participants that have attended 5 or more Conferences, you are invited to attend with a complimentary registration. Add this package to your cart and follow the check out process. When prompted, login with your GOLD Learning associated email address and on the final step, the discount will be automatically applied. A separate invitation email will also be sent to our Alumni Status Delegates. Not sure if you're elgible, check your Alumni Status here.

GOLD Annual Members: Please note that GOLD Annual Membership is not the same thing as having Alumni Status. Become a GOLD Annual Member to enjoy a 10% discount from your registration fee!

Watching Our Words: Is Risk-Based Language Always the Right Choice?
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 10/03/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Creating Flow: Using Lymphatic Drainage Therapy for Breastfeeding Issues

Surprisingly, lymphatic congestion forms the foundation of some lactation problems like chronic plugged ducts and un-resolving nipple and breast pain. In this cutting-edge presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker covers the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system (especially as it pertains to the breast) and discusses the most common presentations and causes of lymphatic breast congestion. She demonstrates the Lymphatic Drainage Therapy technique in videos of three cases. Dr. Hazelbaker leaves the audience with a brief breast self-care regimen that can enhance the breast health of every participant when used consistently.

This lecture was originally offered as part of the GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2019 Package. This program has been approved for 1 CERP (1 L-CERP).

Free to GOLD Learning Delegates with Alumni Status - Do you have Alumni status? As a special thank you to our past participants that have attended 5 or more Conferences, you are invited to attend with a complimentary registration. Add this package to your cart and follow the check out process. When prompted, login with your GOLD Learning associated email address and on the final step, the discount will be automatically applied. A separate invitation email will also be sent to our Alumni Status Delegates. Not sure if you're elgible, check your Alumni Status here.

GOLD Annual Members: Please note that GOLD Annual Membership is not the same thing as having Alumni Status. Become a GOLD Annual Member to enjoy a 10% discount from your registration fee!

Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, RCST
Creating Flow: Using Lymphatic Drainage Therapy for Breastfeeding Issues
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 10/03/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Managing Back Pain in Labour Using Sterile Water Injections

Up to 30% of women experience severe back pain in labour. In qualitative studies women have described how labour back pain limited their mobility and altered their plans for analgesia use. Injections of small amounts of sterile water into the skin of the lower back are used to alleviate back pain for up to two hours. Whilst much research supports the effectiveness of the technique critics suggest a placebo effect or dismiss the procedure as 'midwifery voodoo'. This presentation will examine the causes and physiology of back pain in labour, examine and critique the research into sterile water injections and describe the techniques, benefits and limitations for use in clinical practice.

This lecture was originally offered as part of the GOLD Midwifery 2019 Conference Package.

Nigel Lee, BHlthSci, MMId, PhD
Managing Back Pain in Labour Using Sterile Water Injections
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: Oct 3, 2019
CERP: 1
R-CERP: 1
MidPLUS Points CPD: 1
ACNM: 1
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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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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$0.00 USD

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