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Breastfeeding and Lactation

A wide range of presentations providing the latest evidence based information about human lactation, breastfeeding management, and breastfeeding advocacy and promotion.

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USA Diane Powers, BA, IBCLC

Diane Powers was a LaLeche League Leader for 13 years; after which she was an LC in private practice for more than a decade. In 1999, she was recruited by a hospital where she established a lactation service line in their maternity ward. This is where she currently sees more than 1000 mother-baby pairs a year, both in-patient and in the clinic setting.
She has completed two research projects that were Medical Ethics Research Board approved and has published results of both. The first article was published in 1996, and the second research article in JHL in 2004, both in the Journal of Human Lactation. She has also published several other articles connected with breastfeeding.
She finds it rewarding and satisfying to be able to articulate to new mothers how to breastfeed with ease - using words that create visual pictures - so that the next time they breastfeed, without assistance, they are able to do so. Empowering women to succeed is a very satisfying part of her job.

USA Diane Powers, BA, IBCLC
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Nipple shields have a long and somewhat controversial history. Nearly every published article in recent years reports positive breastfeeding outcomes for mother/baby dyads who used a nipple shield. Its use may be warranted if infants have sucking difficulties or are having problems latching to flat or inverted nipples or where mothers are experiencing hyper lactation where milk let down causes the infant to choke and sputter and pull off. In addition, they can be useful for mothers who dread breastfeeding because of nipple pain or have a history of sexual abuse. It is time to recognize the possible uses for nipple shields that can help create favorable results for breastfeeding couplets.

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Presentations: 26  |  Hours / CE Credits: 24.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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USA Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC

Jaye Simpson started her career in lactation in 1995, becoming a Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) through Lactation Institute. She then became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2000. In 2005, Jaye completed her training in infant massage and is a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage, tailoring her classes for parents whose babies have special needs and structural issues due to birth trauma.  Specializing in working with babies with structural issues, Jaye’s studies and research led her to develop the Structure and Function training program in 2013, teaching professionals in the birth and breastfeeding fields how to evaluate infant structure and function as it relates to breastfeeding.

USA Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
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A discussion on clinical skills utilized when working with the LGBTQ community.

Discussion will include: Induced lactation; Co-nursing; Transgender Lactation; Gender neutral language; Counseling skills; Case studies for LGBTQ lactation.

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Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks

Communication 360

By Tanya Singleton, BSN, MA, MPH, RN-BC, IBCLC, LCCE
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USA Tanya Singleton, BSN, MA, MPH, RN-BC, IBCLC, LCCE

Tanya Singleton is a registered nurse with over 35 years of experience in Maternal-Child nursing. More than half of that career was as a Labor and Delivery nurse, certified in High-Risk Perinatal nursing. Tanya is also an IBCLC lactation consultant and Lamaze childbirth educator. She retired as United States Army Nurse Corp officer in 2003 and began working in private practice as a lactation consultant and childbirth educator. She has run several community non-profits in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area that dealt with issues related to women’s and children’s health promotion and illness prevention. Tanya is committed to quality education and lifelong learning, and has taught maternal-child and pediatric nursing to students in the Rappahannock Region of Virginia, sharing her various clinical anecdotes in classroom and in labs. She is an advocate for Perinatal Grief Support and early detection of post-partum depression. She is owner and proprietor of The Baby Whisperer, providing in-home support in childbirth education, breastfeeding and parenting. She is the mother of a blended family of five adult children and Nana to three.

USA Tanya Singleton, BSN, MA, MPH, RN-BC, IBCLC, LCCE
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Effective communication in support of breastfeeding families requires a multi-faceted approach and must circle back to evaluate its impact on the mother, her infant, and her definition of family. All healthcare providers in this loop must recognize the importance of delivering compassionate, culturally appropriate communication which includes active listening, timely and sensitive non-verbal and verbal cueing. Written communication should be in a format that is appropriately accessible to the mother and significant others.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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Elly Taylor is a perinatal relationship expert, award winning author, creator and founder of Becoming Us. As a relationship counsellor and a new mother at the same time, Elly personally and professionally experienced the gap in preparation and support for the life changes and relationship challenges that come with early parenthood. Fast forward 20 years and Elly's passion is helping parenthood professionals to support the mental, emotional and relationship wellbeing of expecting and new parents. Her Becoming Us approach provides parents with a research and evidence-based pathway through the parenthood territory so families can know how to thrive as they grow. Elly has presented Becoming Us at national and international conferences, served on the advisory panel for various university research projects and trains professionals worldwide to be Parenthood Tour Guides.

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Communication is the lifeblood of relationships but much more challenging than most people realise, especially during the perinatal period. The closer the relationship, the more challenging effective communication can be. Things just seem to get in the way. Feelings are hard to talk about. Effective, meaningful communication is much more than just the exchange of information. What’s your intention? What is the impact of the words you choose? What do the other person’s words, intention and impact mean for you and your relationship with them?

Communication is both an art and a science. It starts with connection. Connection facilitates communication: connection with yourself gives you the awareness, skills and confidence to say what you want to say, how you want to say it. Connection also helps you to deal with what your words evoke inside the person you’re talking with.

In this presentation you’ll discover why connected communication is so important, the barriers to achieving it, and the benefits, for yourself and others, of communication as a pathway to strengthening and deepening relationships, creating stability through change, and finding meaning and direction in the sometimes overwhelming and confusing landscape of new parenthood.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks

Communications/Connection and Conflict Resolution Within the Extended Family

By Shu-Fang Wang, PhD, RN, CNM, IBCLC, President Chinese Lactation Consultant Association
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Taiwan Shu-Fang Wang, PhD, RN, CNM, IBCLC, President Chinese Lactation Consultant Association

I am the mother of three breastfed children. Certified as an IBCLC in 2007, the next year, in 2008, setup the first IBCLC clinic in the medical center in Taiwan. As the President of the Chinese Lactation Consultant Association from 2015 till now. I have been teaching in the university for 30 years and as a part-time associate professor in the Department of Midwife & Women Health, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taiwan now. After I retired from the university, I fund and as the CEO of WELL International Co., aims to promote the three-stages certification of profession lactation support competence.

Taiwan Shu-Fang Wang, PhD, RN, CNM, IBCLC, President Chinese Lactation Consultant Association
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One of the biggest differences between Eastern culture and Western culture the tight connection of family. In Eastern culture, there is a traditional culture for postpartum practice called “doing the month (DTM) ”. Including dietary taboos, lifestyle restriction, such as No hair washing, no bathing, and also parental self-regulation. This kind of confinement is very difficult for the young generation, and it causes a lot of conflicts within family. Based on affection exchange theory(AFE), by using active listening skills to accept the expressions of both parties. To praise ANY behavior whichever is nicer to the other. To facilitate the mutual experiences on positive feelings in the same living target, connecting and caring all people’s needs on-site. Acting is considered as a connector, to emphasize and to enlarge the two parties' commonality. Hence, the consensus building and the making the feasible strategies for a change are necessary.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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Dr. Martin Kaplan was born in Chelsea, Ma. He completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Massachusetts and then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After earning his D.M.D. degree he completed a pediatric residency at Montefiore Hospital in New York.

Dr. Kaplan practices exclusively in Stoughton, MA. He continues to take update his laser education by regularly attending the Academy of Laser dentistry Annual meeting where is also contributes as a lecturer ans laser safety officer.  He is one of only a handful of pediatric laser dentists who utilizes lasers for the treatment of infants with breastfeeding issues related to frenum attachment problems.

He is a member of the:

•             American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

•             Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

•             American Dental Association

•             Massachusetts Dental Society

•             Academy of Sports Dentistry

•             Academy of Laser Dentistry

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

When not practicing dentistry he enjoys Karate and has attained the level of 4th degree black belt.

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There will be an explanation of the science of laser physics that is easily understandable as it applies to the selection of proper types of lasers. There currently are 3 main wavelengths that can be used for laser surgery. An explanation of how these wavelengths are applicable and how they determine outcomes for infant tissue interaction for laser surgery will be presented in a slide presentation and through videos. The physics of lasers will then be translated to clinical reality through the presentation of various clinical cases which will allow the group to better understand how they can interpret post-surgical results and how the various lasers do interact differently. The tissue healing process of the tissue with the laser wavelengths will also be reviewed and related to the active wound management methods that are suggested. There will be a review of assessment for how the provider of laser surgery selects the setting for his applications in surgery. Through the entire presentation, multiple slides will effectively clarify the mystery behind the true science of the laser surgeries which our patients are receiving.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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Netherlands Caroline Kruger, LLM, IBCLC

Caroline Kruger read notarial civil law at Groningen University (NL) and worked in Rotterdam (NL) for one of the biggest law firms of The Netherlands, practicing family law and estate planning for close to ten years. Then she started a family. Her own journey in breastfeeding led her to read up on breastfeeding a lot. She began the VBN training for peer-to-peer breastfeeding counseling and also volunteered at a local hospital. She went to Artevelde Hogeschool in Ghent (BEL) to follow lectures by Gonneke Veldhuizen-Staas (amongst others). She then assisted the start up of the only milk bank in The Netherlands (while still in Rotterdam). After the milk bank moved to Amsterdam, she started her private practice Nultien Borstvoeding.

Netherlands Caroline Kruger, LLM, IBCLC
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Taleb introduces the concept of Antifragility in his 2012 book. This presentation applies this concept to breastfeeding, counseling and research.

Antifragile are systems that evolve and improve after crises instead of breaking. Breastfeeding has survived evolution and is therefor antifragile. What interferes with breastfeeding’s antifragility and makes it robust or less than robust: fragile (at a population level and at the level of N=1)

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Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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United States Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA

Nancy Mohrbacher was born and raised in the Chicago area, where she lives today. She is a board-certified lactation consultant who has been helping nursing mothers since 1982. Her breastfeeding books for parents and professionals include Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple and its Pocket Guide; Breastfeeding Made Simple(with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett); Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple; and Breastfeeding Solutions and its companion app for Android and iPhone.

Nancy currently contracts with hospitals to improve breastfeeding practices, writes for many publications, and speaks at events around the world. Nancy was in the first group of 16 to be honored for her lifetime contributions to breastfeeding with the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.


United States Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
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This talk provides an analysis of the challenges associated with assessing milk adequacy during the hospital stay, the need for supplements, and when supplements are needed, recommended feeding volumes and methods. It also includes strategies for helping employed mothers use the Magic Number concept to keep milk supply steady long term and planning tips for the next baby when a mother had previous milk-production issues.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / Credits: .75 (details)
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New Zealand Christine Mcintosh, BSc, MBChB, Dip.O&G, Dip.PAed., FRNZCGP

Christine is both a General Practitioner and senior lecturer in the Dept. of Paediatrics at The University of Auckland. She has taken a career long interest in Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and is now a doctoral candidate with Prof. Ed Mitchell. She also has a Primary care liaison role at her local district health board and is a clinical editor for primary care web-based Auckland Regional HealthPathways. Her current programme of research involves implementing and evaluating a web-based SUDI risk assessment tool with wrap around care planning for babies at higher risk, in the Counties Manukau Health District Health Board area in Auckland, New Zealand.

New Zealand Christine Mcintosh, BSc, MBChB, Dip.O&G, Dip.PAed., FRNZCGP
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Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is the sudden death of a baby who was thought to be healthy in the 24 hours prior to death. SUDI remains as a leading cause of post neonatal death in many countries and indigenous and marginalised population groups are the most affected. Experts agree that most SUDI deaths could be prevented, however successful SUDI prevention programmes require system wide, consistent SUDI prevention advice and programmes tailored for higher risk groups.
The Safe Sleep Calculator is a SUDI risk assessment web-based tool that considers 15 SUDI risk factors and provides individualised recommendations on risk reduction. It enables clinicians to provide objective individualised advice for families on infant care behaviours to reduce SUDI risk. The experiences of implementing the Safe Sleep Calculator in a primary care setting and, in a district health board area in New Zealand, will be described.


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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3.75  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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Ireland Tamara Drenttel Brand, MA, MPH, IBCLC

Tamara Drenttel Brand, IBCLC, holds an MA in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the American University of Beirut. An American by birth, but an expat in practice – she spent 10 years in the Middle East, where she worked as a public health practitioner, maternal and child health consultant and an IBCLC. She has had the privilege of working with breastfeeding dyads from all over the world in both in private practice and as a La Leche League Leader. In 2011, she founded and still actively facilitates “Mama 2 Mama Beirut Breastfeeding Support,” the largest breastfeeding peer support network in the Middle East.
Tamara founded and blogs for Galactablog.com – a site for lactation specialists and those aspiring-to-be. Galactablog features lactation program reviews, DIY breastfeeding ‘hacks’ and free/low-cost lactation resources and tips on private practice. She is currently developing a monthly podcast on the realities of running a lactation private practice around the world.
In her spare time, she is a furniture artist, avid upcycler and coffee connoisseur. She currently resides in a seaside village in Ireland with her family.

Ireland Tamara Drenttel Brand, MA, MPH, IBCLC
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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.

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Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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