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Feeding Devices and Tools Online Course(s) & Continuing Education

Access the latest clinical skills and research for Feeding Devices and Tools for Lactation & Breastfeeding professional training. These Feeding Devices and Tools online courses provide practice-changing skills and valuable perspectives from leading global experts. This Feeding Devices and Tools education has been accredited for a variety of CEUs / CERPs and can be accessed on-demand, at your own pace.

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Switzerland Johanna Sargeant, BEd, BA, IBCLC

Johanna Sargeant is an IBCLC based in Zurich, Switzerland. She is passionate about utilising her varied background in biological science, occupational therapy, education, communication and language to empower parents with empathetic support and evidence-based information through her private practice, Milk and Motherhood. Originally from Australia, Johanna has been living in Switzerland for over a decade, providing support to many thousands of families throughout the country and internationally. She has spoken as a panelist for the WHO’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative congress in Geneva, has presented for the Gold Lactation Conference, iLactation Breastfeeding Conference and the International Breastfeeding and Feminism Conference in the US, as well as been both a presenter and an onsite breastfeeding advisor for workplaces such as Google. She has additionally worked with universities, hospitals, other medical practices and workplaces, teaching seminars, running workshops and creating valuable content that allows for better overall support for breastfeeding and new families. Her personal feeding experiences after having her two boys in Switzerland have led her to the establishment of the sole peer-to-peer milk-sharing network in Switzerland, and fuels her passion for providing knowledgeable, guilt-free infant feeding support globally.

Switzerland Johanna Sargeant, BEd, BA, IBCLC
Abstract:

Using an at-breast supplementer is often thought to be annoying, complicated and unsustainable -- but it doesn't have to be! While many lactation consultants are aware of the benefits of supplementing directly at the breast, many admit to feeling overwhelmed, and few actually use it with their clients. With this presentation, you will learn the specific benefits and barriers to this form of supplementation, view demonstrations of a variety of these devices, and learn some tips and tricks to make this at-breast supplementation feasible and sustainable for families. We all need to feel comfortable recommending and teaching the use of these tools, enabling us to foster the best overall health for the families we support.

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Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 29.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / Credits: 1 (details)
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Amy Peterson, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, & Mindy Harmer, a Certified Lactation Counselor and Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, are recognized breast and bottle-feeding speakers. Amy has worked in the field of lactation for the past 22 years focusing the most challenging cases. Mindy is the owner of a Speech-Language Occupational Therapy clinic that specializes in pediatrics. They have a passion for sharing their expertise and strive to give practical information for breastfeeding helpers and parents. For the past 13 years they have studied bottle features and how they impact a baby’s suck. Amy and Mindy’s early collaboration resulted in the publication of Balancing Breast and Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goals, revised in 2019. They also have a series of tear-off sheets designed to assist breastfeeding helpers with bottle and pacifier use.

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In this presentation, attendees will learn about bottle features that impact a baby’s latch and suck and how to select and use a bottle while protecting the breastfeeding latch and suck/swallow breath pattern. Attendees will also applying elements of breastfeeding to bottle and pacifier use, helping mothers reduce the risk of nipple preference and prolong the breastfeeding experience.

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Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / Credits: 1 (details)
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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
Hours / Credits: 0.5 (details)
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USA Bethany Sasaki, RN, IBCLC

Bethany Sasaki is an advanced practice nurse, lactation consultant and the co-founder of Midtown Lactation Consultants (MiLC). Her nursing background includes pediatrics, women’s health, emergency/trauma nursing and clinical research. She is currently completing the nurse midwifery program at Frontier Nursing University. She plans to continue conducting breastfeeding research focusing on nipple wounds and breast infections. Bethany and her husband Brent live in Sacramento California, USA with their 5 year old son named Leo and 3 year old daughter named Piper.

USA Bethany Sasaki, RN, IBCLC
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Background: Use of lanolin has become a cultural norm while the evidence is conflicting on its safety and efficacy. Little to no evidence is available on the relationship between lanolin and infection.
Methods: This is a feasibility study, using case control retrospective chart review, examining lanolin use and the development signs and symptoms of nipple or breast infection in breastfeeding mothers with nipple pain. Fungal infection versus bacterial infection was suspected according to the corresponding effective treatment.
Results: Lanolin users were suspected to have a 62% infection rate, as compared to non-lanolin users at 18%, odds ratio 7.5 (2.4-23.4). Though not significant, fungal infection may have been more frequent than bacterial infection based on effective corresponding treatment.
Conclusion: A randomized control trial is called for to determine if frequent lanolin use increases the risk of nipple or breast infection.

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Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / Credits: 1 (details)
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USA Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, PPNE
Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist in private practice for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, a Tummy Time™ Trainer, a Haller Method practitioner, A Pre and Perinatal Psychology Educator, a Lactation Therapist Diplomate, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.

She earned her Master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her doctorate from The Union Institute and University (Psychology, specializing in Energetic and Transformational healing.)

People recognize her as an expert on infant sucking issues caused by various structural problems like torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and tissue shock-trauma. She invented the Hazelbaker™ FingerFeeder and the Infant Breastfeeding CranioSacral Protocol™ to assist in the resolution of this type of infant sucking dysfunction.
USA Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, PPNE
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Although an alternative feeding method, such as bottle, cup or finger feeding, represents a less than ideal way to feed infants, at times introducing one of these methods may ultimately save the breastfeeding relationship. In this session, Dr. Hazelbaker presents the research on and the theory of finger feeding. She then proposes areas for further research. She includes a sub-lecture on the physiology of finger feeding and compares finger feeding against bottle and cup from the physiological perspective. Participants come away with a new understanding of finger feeding, enabling them to make sound clinical decisions regarding a therapeutic choice when a baby must be fed away from the breast.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / Credits: 1 (details)
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Amy Peterson, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, & Mindy Harmer, a Certified Lactation Counselor and Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, are recognized breast and bottle-feeding speakers. Amy has worked in the field of lactation for the past 22 years focusing the most challenging cases. Mindy is the owner of a Speech-Language Occupational Therapy clinic that specializes in pediatrics. They have a passion for sharing their expertise and strive to give practical information for breastfeeding helpers and parents. For the past 13 years they have studied bottle features and how they impact a baby’s suck. Amy and Mindy’s early collaboration resulted in the publication of Balancing Breast and Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goals, revised in 2019. They also have a series of tear-off sheets designed to assist breastfeeding helpers with bottle and pacifier use.

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All too often, the breastfeeding helper finds herself in the uncharted territory of fielding artificial nipple questions and helping mothers select the best bottles for their breastfed babies. By broadening your artificial nipple knowledge and learning about bottle features you can minimize the negative impact of bottle use. Once you become familiar with bottle features and their impact on a baby’s suck, you can also use this knowledge to improve latching and sucking skills.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / Credits: 1 (details)
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USA Barbara Robertson, BA, MA, IBCLC

Barbara D. Robertson, IBCLC, has been involved in education for over 31 years.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1988 and her Master’s in Education in 1995. Barbara left teaching elementary students in 1995 to raise her two children. Barbara is now the Director of The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor. Barbara has developed a 90-hour professional lactation training, many professional book groups with the authors, a 20-hour course which fulfills the "Baby Friendly" education requirements, and is a speaker for hire on a wide variety of topics including Motivational Interviewing. Barbara volunteered for the United States Lactation Consultation Association as the Director of Professional Development for 4 and a half years. She just retired as Associate Editor for Clinical Lactation, a journal she helped create for USLCA.

Barbara has free podcasts, a blog, and YouTube videos which can all be found on her website bfcaa.com. She is the author of many articles on lactation. She loves working with mothers and babies, helping them with breastfeeding problems in whatever way she can.

USA Barbara Robertson, BA, MA, IBCLC
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Most IBCLCs interact with nipple shields in their work whether a family has brought one in that they are already using or they have suggested using this tool themselves. Are we using them too much or too little? When does it make sense to use this tool? Some lactation consultations say never and some give them out too often. In this session, a brief history of nipple shields will be presented along with the possible reason one might use a nipple shield. The pros and cons of nipple shield use in clinical settings will be debated. Finally, the latest research will be discussed to determine which clinical experiences are grounded in best practice.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
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Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges and is an active clinical mentor. She speaks to healthcare professionals around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Her presentations and her writing are enriched by her clinical photographs and videos. Catherine collaborates with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering on research projects investigating the biomechanics of the lactating nipple and various aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Praeclarus Press 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Learning 2008, 2013, 2017) as well as professional journal articles and chapters in the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice and Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Catherine served as Associate Editor of the United States Lactation Consultant Association’s official journal Clinical Lactation for its first seven years.

Abstract:

This presentation reviews available commercial and clinician-assembled supplementer devices and their use during breastfeeding in a problem solving context. It includes special considerations for infants with oral clefts and cardiorespiratory conditions.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
This presentation is currently available through a bundled series of lectures.