Compassion Strategies

These presentations focus on the ways in which health care professionals can help families deal with the physical, emotional and spiritual pain caused by the difficult situations they are dealing with.

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Lebanon Joanna Nawfal, RN, MSN, IBCLC

Joanna Nawfal is a board-certified lactation consultant, a childbirth educator, a hypnobirthing instructor, and a certified baby massage instructor, with 15 years of experience in the field of maternal child health and a Masters of Science in Nursing. Joanna is passionate about helping mothers and babies in their breastfeeding journey, and was inspired to start this path after having difficulties 10 years ago, breastfeeding her first child, Adam. She loves teaching expecting parents about the beauty of birth, normal newborn behavior, and is exceptionally passionate about nutrition for mothers as she believes that we can always find cure in food.

Joanna enjoys doing home visits and clinic consultations for breastfeeding. She also offers birth preparation classes in her country, Lebanon, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her favorite activity is getting lost in Lebanon’s bountiful nature where the mountains and the sea are in close proximity. To Joanna, Lebanon, is the most beautiful country in the world.

Lebanon Joanna Nawfal, RN, MSN, IBCLC
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Colic and allergy symptoms are problems commonly encountered in newborns exclusively receiving human milk, and are thought to be triggered by inflammatory responses in the gut. Maternal diet, especially cow’s milk intake, has been associated with infantile colic and allergies, but no previous studies have examined the effect of a Mediterranean diet. Thus, this new research aims to investigate whether maternal adherence to a dairy-free Mediterranean diet, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, reduces colic and allergy symptoms in infants exclusively fed human milk. This presentation will discuss the methodology of this recent study and present the results of the Mediterranean diet on allergy symptoms and average daily crying of infants.

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Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
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A Modern Approach to Essential Oil Use in Maternity

By Stephanie Pearson, Functional Nutritionist, Certified Herbalist, Clinical Aromatherapist
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USA Stephanie Pearson, Functional Nutritionist, Certified Herbalist, Clinical Aromatherapist

Stephanie Pearson has a unique distinction in her field for integrating traditional practices in nutrition and herbalism with principles of evidence-based research and constitutional medicine. She is a certified clinical herbalist, functional nutritionist, clinical aromatherapist master (in process), and a professional educator and presenter at universities, and for wellness conferences and webinars. Stephanie’s 25 years of botanical medicine study expands outside the classroom and crossculturally, enriched by field studies in Native American, Western Eclectic, and Latin American herbalism.

USA Stephanie Pearson, Functional Nutritionist, Certified Herbalist, Clinical Aromatherapist
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This presentation, an excerpt from a longer training course, outlines the most valuable information on the use of essential oils during each phase of maternity and in infant care. Participants will come away feeling capable in their understanding of the safe and effective clinical use of essential oils as well as their various applications, individual properties, dosages, and contraindications during maternity. Essential oils may seem like old news, but access to therapeutic-quality oils and French methods of application have brought this ancient health practice to a whole new level of popularity. Course content is substantiated by current, peer-reviewed research.

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Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the APA’s Publications and Communications Board and Journal Advisory Committee. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2019 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 460 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 39 books. Her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), and The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical (2018, Praeclarus).

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Working in perinatal care can be deeply rewarding. It can also lead to job-related burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Secondary traumatic stress, or compassion fatigue, can occur when witnessing traumatic events in the workplace. This can occur when witnessing infant death or traumatic births, or when there is too much work, or work that doesn’t seem to make a difference, and little institutional support. A recent survey by AWHONN of 464 Labor & Delivery nurses found that more than a third reported moderate-to-severe symptoms of traumatic stress as a result of incidents they encountered on the job. This has serious implications for both patients and providers. Burnout and Compassion fatigue/secondary traumatic stress can lead to physical and mental health sequelae for professionals who experiences them. It can also have a negative impact on the care provided. Self-care is essential for being able to provide care to others. In this seminar, participants will learn about the causes and consequences of both burnout and secondary traumatic stress/compassion fatigue. The good news is that there is hope for recovery. Participants will learn some specific strategies for integrating self-care into their care for others.

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Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
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us Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA

Kathy Parkes is a registered nurse, IBCLC, and Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA) with over 30 years of experience in lactation management and education. She has been actively involved with breastfeeding coalitions at the local, state, and international levels. Now a published author, her first book, “Perspectives in Lactation: Is Private Practice for Me?”, sold out the first printing in only 48 hours. Kathy has worked in multiple lactation settings, including the hospital, private practice, education, home health care, and in the US-based Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program. As a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, Kathy heads the Perinatal Loss Program at her hospital, and leads a Griefshare program in the community. Happily married for 39 years, she has 2 daughters, and 3 grandchildren, all breastfed.

us Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
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Physicians, nurses, midwives, birth workers, and lactation consultants are continuously providing care to others, and many of these give more than they receive. Doing so puts them at higher risk for compassion fatigue. There are research-based methods to assess, prevent, treat, and cope with compassion fatigue. This session will discuss compassion fatigue, professional burn-out, secondary trauma stress, and ways to take care of yourself in the process of caring for others.

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Presentations: 26  |  Hours / CE Credits: 24.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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Jill Bergman qualified from University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1983 with a degree and post graduate teachers diploma. She has taught in Zimbabwe and South Africa and lectured at a teachers training college.

She has supported her husband Dr Nils Bergman in Kangaroo Mother Care since he started in 1988, and in a full-time capacity since 2000. She has made 4 films and written a book- Hold Your Prem- for parents of premature babies, all making the neuroscience that Nils teaches applicable in practice and translating care into non-technical language.. She has a passion for supporting mothers in labour as a doula and as a kangaroula speaking for the needs of newborns, empowering mums and babies with early bonding and breastfeeding. She trains nursing staff and hospitals in the practicalities of skin to skin contact, and developmental care. She and Nils have three super youngsters,two just finished university.

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New neuroscience evidence shows how vital it is to put the preterm baby onto mother’s chest. This talk empowers the NICU staff to empower the parents with information and practical skills to best support their sensitive preterm baby’s development.

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Presentations: 4  |  Hours / CE Credits: 4  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Available in: Preterm Lecture Pack
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Rosa Sorribas is an IBCLC in private practice in Barcelona since 2008. She is a Computer Engineer working on Internet and databases since 1986. In 2003, after her first daughter was born, she and her husband created CrianzaNatural.com, a Spanish portal and forum with information for an attachment parenting style of life. Since then, she's been involved in breastfeeding groups, such as La Leche League and Areola, which she still collaborates with. She offers breastfeeding and babywearing education in Spain, Portugal, Poland, and online. She's been working as doula in home and hospital births. Her website has been the source of dozens of support groups, many breastfeeding conselours and IBCLCs, and has helped hundreds of thousands of families around the world to get their maternity goals. For the last few years she's been very focused in nutrition after a cancer treatment left some issues on her health. She is now running a weekly podcast and video interview to relevant people addressing topics from conception to teens. She lives near the beach of Castelldefels with her two daughters who were homeschooled for 6 years, her lovely husband and her dog Timi.

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As opposed to being considered the optimal way to feed a baby, breastfeeding should instead be considered the norm. Human milk is the most appropriate food for all babies, even if the mother is experiencing health issues or challenging life conditions. Human milk, despite maternal conditions, is the best source of food for children. Lifestyle, maternal diet, environmental exposures, and stress, among other factors, can impact health outcomes. This leads to the question of whether these factors can also affect human milk composition. Can babies become nutritionally deficient from the composition of their mother’s milk? What is deficiency? How are those thresholds calculated? This presentation will shed light on this subject, which is undergoing a tremendous amount of new research.

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Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
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U.S.A. Meghan McMillin, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN, IBCLC

Meghan McMillin holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP). To further her education and passion for lactation, Meghan obtained the credential of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2019.

A passion for maternal and child health, Meghan previously worked in a local, level three NICU, where she served as the first and only dietitian on their breastfeeding resource team. In 2018, Meghan pursued her passion further and created Mama & Sweet Pea Nutrition, a private practice and consulting company that focuses on prenatal and postpartum nutrition, and lactation. Her goal is to empower women with the knowledge and confidence they need to nourish themselves and their babies.

Meghan is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Lactation Consultant Association. She volunteers as a moderator for an online breastfeeding support group and serves as executive board secretary for Breastfeed Chicago, a local non-profit.

Meghan is a freelance writer and public speaker and enjoys sharing her knowledge through blogging and social media. She speaks regularly on the local and national level, at presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food & Nutrition Conference in 2018. She has been featured in numerous publications including Healthline, PopSugar, and the RD Lounge. Meghan is the coauthor of the eBook Avoiding Allergens While Breastfeeding; Nutrition guidance for women trying to avoid milk, soy, and/or eggs while breastfeeding.

U.S.A. Meghan McMillin, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN, IBCLC
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Diet culture is pervasive and it seems everyday brings about a new popular trend or style in how, when, or what to eat. The postpartum period often brings about an incredible amount of pressure to lose weight or “bounce back” to pre-pregnancy body shape. It’s no wonder many turn to popular diet trends with the promises of quick weight loss. However, with a lack of research in the lactating population, there remains concern regarding both the effect these diets may have on milk supply and their safety. This presentation will provide lactation professionals with the information they need to have informative discussions with their clients about popular diet trends.

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Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
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USA Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, BSc,CLE, CCCE, CLD, is an international speaker, pregnancy and breastfeeding specialist, consultant, and author. Laurel is the co-author of two books, The Attachment Pregnancy and The Greatest Pregnancy Ever and the contributing author to Round the Circle. She loves to blend today's recent scientific findings with the mind/body/spirit wisdom. She serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Breastfeeding Committee, a Senior Advisor for CAPPA, and is on the Advisory Board for InJoy Health. Laurel has been joyfully married to her husband for more than two and a half decade and has two wonderful grown sons, whose difficult births led her on a path towards helping emerging families create positive experiences. She believes that the journey into motherhood is a life-changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated.

USA Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE
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The relationship between breastfeeding and postpartum mood disorders has long been challenging for healthcare providers to completely understand. While the mental and sometimes physical challenges, as well as PMAD medications, can affect the breastfeeding relationship, the importance of continuing breastfeeding for the long-term genetic physical and mental health of the child is only now just beginning to be fully understood. Epigenetics, the environmental influence and expression of the genome, can be impacted by the breastmilk, the physical act of breastfeeding, and physical interaction between mother and child. During this presentation, you will develop an understanding of epigenetics, the role of breastmilk and breastfeeding behavior and our genes, and the epigenetic link that the past and future has to our mothering behaviors in the present.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
This presentation is currently available through a bundled series of lectures.