Continuing Education for Lactation Consultants

As Lactation Consultants, it’s important for us to stay up to date on the latest research, best practices, and global perspectives. Not only are we empowered with new skills, but we can directly see the impact on our clients breastfeeding outcomes. Providing lactation continuing education since 2007, GOLD Learning is the largest online resource for breastfeeding education professionals. The packages below have been curated through our GOLD Lactation Online Conferences, individual webinars and through partnerships with Lactation Associations and Organizations.

The following online presentations are accredited for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) and are applicable for recertification towards your International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC's), Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) & Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) credentials. The type of online IBCLC CERPs can be identified by hovering over the "details" link. Lectures will be designated L-CERPs, E-CERPs and R-CERPs. GOLD Learning has been designated as a Long Term Provider of CERPs by the IBLCE - Approval #CLT114-07.

Viewing Time: When purchasing multiple packages at the same time, the viewing time becomes cumulative!

alumni
$45.00 USD

GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2018

Join us for our GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations live on January 16th, 2018!
You will have until February 13, 2018 to view the presentations.


Be inspired at our annual GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations! This one day event is comprised of 3 BRAND NEW Presentations by several of our most popular past GOLD Lactation Conference Speakers. Dive into some fascinating new talks from Dr. Amy Brown, Michelle Emanuel and Laurel Wilson as they educate us about breastfeeding trauma, interoception, and the impact of a breastfeeding person's diet on milk composition. Attend live, or conveniently access recordings at your own pace over 4 weeks.

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. You will still be able to enjoy a 10% discount from your registration fee!

Breastfeeding trauma: how can we recognise and support mothers who wanted to breastfeed but were unable to meet their goals?
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT 200
Interoception: Beyond the Homunculus....the real Sixth Sense and its primary function as Sensory input to the Autonomic Nervous System
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE
Hold the Phone! Diet Does Matter During Breastfeeding: Implication of Diet on Fatty Acid Composition and Other Nutrients
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 17/10/2017
CERP: 3
L-CERP: 3
gold-conf-star-only
$10.00 USD

Podium Research Presentations- Lecture Pack #2

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture pack consist of three presentations presented during the Podium Research Presentations on Saturday, October 15th.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC
Milk Production in Mothers with and without Signs of Insulin Resistance
Ellen Chetwynd, PHD, MPH, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Cumulative Lactation and Middle Aged Onset of Hypertesnsion in African American women
Determinatns of Timely Introduction of Complimentary Feeding in India: Secondary Analysis of National Survey Data 1992- 2006
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
kergie_monica_amal_200x200
$10.00 USD

Milksharing- Traditions Old and New

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Kergie Leitgeb, MD, IBCLC
Milksharing- Traditions Old and New
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
nils_bergman_200x200
$10.00 USD

The Neuroscience behind the skin-to-skin imperative

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

The underlying science to all biology is that genes make brains and bodies, and brains make those bodies behave to accomplish ‘reproductive fitness’. Recent advances have shown that the ENVIRONMENT influences the genes through epigenetic processes, and fires and wires brain circuits, and also determines highly conserved behaviors necessary for fitness. Human reproductive fitness begins with birth and breastfeeding, and the necessary environment is maternal-infant SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT (SSC). Essential steps are described, transition to extrauterine life, maternal regulation, biological roots of bonding, breastfeeding as an integrated behavior with sleep, with early maternal sensitization and later attuned parenting. The opposite of SSC is SEPARATION, leading to toxic stress with a number of mal-adaptions that may remain for life. The most significant relate to emotional and social intelligence, and failures in breastfeeding. The ecobiodevelopmental model captures this accurately, but must be applied at birth to accomplish fitness for early childhood development.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Dr. Nils Bergman, MB ChB, MPH, MD
The Neuroscience behind the skin-to-skin imperative
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
R-CERP: 0.75
dana_earl_robert_200x200
$15.00 USD

The Ties that Bind- or Don't

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Ankyloglossia in a breastfeeding infant may prevent the infant from latching well, and from achieving the proper suction and peristaltic motion needed to extract and move milk to the back of the mouth. This program will include a review by a pediatrician of the challenges and controversies in diagnosis and management of ankyloglossia. An ENT will discuss his experiences with the condition and what he describes as the unfavorable triad, which puts a mother-infant dyad at risk of having more problems with ankyloglossia and breastfeeding. A dentist will discuss his experiences with both tongue and lip tie.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Dana Silver, MD, FAAP, FABM
The Ties that Bind- or Don't
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
maaike_arts_200x200
$7.50 USD

UNICEF/WHO Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Hypertension affects nearly one of three women in the United States. Breastfeeding leads to metabolic changes that could reduce risks of hypertension. Hypertension disproportionately affects black women, but rates of breastfeeding lag behind the general population. In the Black Women’s Health Study (N = 59,001), we conducted a nested case control analysis using unconditional logistic regression to estimate the association between breastfeeding and incident hypertension at ages 40-65. Controls were frequency matched 2:1 to 12,513 hypertensive cases by age and questionnaire cycle. Overall, there was little evidence of association between ever-breastfeeding and incident hypertension (Odds ratio 0.97, 95% CI: 0.92, 1.02). However, age modified the relationship (P = 0.02): breastfeeding was associated with reduced risk of hypertension at ages 40-49 (Odds ratio 0.92, 95% CI: 0.85, 0.99) but not older ages. Our results suggest long-duration breastfeeding may reduce incident hypertension in middle age.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
UNICEF/WHO Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.5
L-CERP: 0.5
uwe_ewald_200x200
$10.00 USD

Breastfeeding Promotion in a Swedish NICU

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Being separated from your newborn infant in the busy NICU environment is counteracting attachment and bonding, resulting in poor breastfeeding outcome. Changes in NICU design, promotion of a care culture towards more family integrated care, teaching staff on the benefits of breastfeeding and measuring breastfeeding outcomes have been important aspects in breastfeeding promotion in our NICU

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Uwe Ewald, MD, PhD
Breastfeeding Promotion in a Swedish NICU
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
simran_noor_200x200
$10.00 USD

Health Equity: An Issue for Breastfeeding?

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Using an equity analysis is key to achieving optimal breastfeeding rates for all mothers and babies. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has been working to incorporate a system based root cause analysis into their work, as organization and in the field. Center of Social Inclusion has been supporting the field in thinking about how to incorporate a structural lens into work around birth and breastfeeding. In this presentation, we overview a structural race analysis, share specific implications for breastfeeding and first food policy and practice.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Simran Noor, MSSP/MPA
Health Equity: An Issue for Breastfeeding?
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
cesar_victoria_200x200
$10.00 USD

Founders' Lecture "Breastfeeding Research in Pelotas: How Science Can Influence Global Policy"

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

I discussed how the research on breastfeeding carried out at the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) has helped shape global policies on the recommendation for exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, the use of child growth standards based on breastfed children, and the harmful long-term consequences of artificial feeding.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Founders' Lecture "Breastfeeding Research in Pelotas: How Science Can Influence Global Policy"
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 22/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
gold-conf-star-only
$10.00 USD

Podium Research Presentations Lecture Pack #1

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture pack consist of three presentations presented during the Podium Research Presentations on Friday, October 14th
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package..
Fetal and Labor Stress and Breastfeeding
Amy G. Bryant, MD, MSCR
Lactational Effects of Contraceptive Hormones: an Evaluation (LECHE)
Reducing Intensive Care Admissions for Asymptomatic Hypoglycemia
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 22/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
elizabeth_howell_200x200
$10.00 USD

Extending Breastfeeding among Black and Latina Mothers: Preparing Women for the Postpartum Period

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Breastfeeding provides substantial health benefits for children and mothers and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends breastfeeding for the first year of life. Each additional week of breastfeeding confers benefit. Unfortunately, significant racial/ethnic disparities in breastfeeding initiation and duration exist in the US with black and some Latina women having lower rates of both as compared with white women. Research demonstrates that there is a link between depressive symptoms and breastfeeding duration and that lack of preparation for common physical and emotional symptoms and experiences which occur in the postpartum period may be associated with both. We share results from a randomized trial which tested a behavioral educational intervention with the secondary aim of increasing breastfeeding duration among self-identified black and Latina mothers.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Extending Breastfeeding among Black and Latina Mothers: Preparing Women for the Postpartum Period
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 22/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
ruth_lawrence_200x200
$15.00 USD

Breastfeeding Research Hit Parade - 2016

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Breastfeeding Research Hit Parade for 2016 Research is the backbone of progress in breastfeeding and understanding of human lactation.Keeping up to date on the Latest research and observations in the field is essential. This presentation will report on the ten best articles in the world wide literature.The content of the articles will be described briefly described and why the article was selected the articles are presented in reverse order of importance

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Ruth Lawrence, MD, FABM
Breastfeeding Research Hit Parade - 2016
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 20/09/2017
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
tarah_colaizy_200x200
$10.00 USD

Donor Human Milk in VLBW Infants: Experience, Research, Future Directions

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture will cover the following:

  • Overview of trends in use in US NICUs
  • Donor milk nutritional composition
  • Donor milk and growth
  • Donor milk and developmental outcomes
  • Donor milk cytokines, chemokines, growth factors
  • Exclusive human milk and growth
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Donor Human Milk in VLBW Infants: Experience, Research, Future Directions
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 20/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
zulfiqa_bhutta_200x200
$10.00 USD

Continuing Evidence on the Benefits of Breastfeeding and Implementation Challenges

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture will cover the following:

  • MDGs and progress
  • Risk factors & Epidemiology
  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Evidence–based strategies; what works?
  • Breastfeeding within SDGs

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Continuing Evidence on the Benefits of Breastfeeding and Implementation Challenges
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 20/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
kathleen_arcaro_200x200
$10.00 USD

Using Breastmilk to Study Breast Cancer Risk

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Following this session, participants will be able to describe the relationship between breast cancer and breastfeeding, critique literature in the field, and assess how changing demographics and culture may impact breast cancer rates.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Using Breastmilk to Study Breast Cancer Risk
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 20/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
jeffery_ecker_200x200
$10.00 USD

Ethics and breastfeeding: Is not doing good a bad thing

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Ecker will talk about: "Ethics and Breastfeeding: Is not doing good a bad thing"
Ethics and lactation: What dilemmas? Where are the questions? Principles of justice Ethical frameworks and principles: a primer What is an ethical provider to do or not do in encouraging and supporting breastfeeding? What is most appropriate counseling? What is mother to do? – Case study examples What sacrifices are expected to optimize breast feeding? Are those who don’t breastfeed bad? Question is if we are acting in ways that we think best why do some perceive otherwise.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Ethics and breastfeeding: Is not doing good a bad thing
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 30/08/2017
CERP: 0.75
E-CERP: 0.75
professional-dd
$45.00 USD

Creating Connection: Communication Skills for Lactation Educators

 

For Healthcare Professionals how we communicate is often just as important as what we communicate. Building rapport and trust are essential steps to creating a connection with clients so that they are open to hearing our messages. Register to learn from communication experts Kimberley Seals Allers, Christy Jo Hendricks and Amber McCann and Jeanette McCulloch. This is your opportunity to learn more about connecting with Millennials, enhanced counselling skills and solving communication challenges. Effective communication is crucial for all Healthcare Providers so don't miss this amazing opportunity to sharpen your skills!

#thestruggleisreal: How to Build Understanding and Empathy with Millennial Families
Mastering Cross-Cultural Communication Skills: How to Speak and Engage Effectively Across Cultures and Varied Audiences
Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CD(DONA), CCCE
Enhanced Counseling Skills for the Lactation Educator
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 21/07/2017
CERP: 3
L-CERP: 3
Dietetics CEU: 3
tongue-tie-2
$95.00 USD

GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium 2017: Putting the Pieces Together

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce our second GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium 2017: Putting the Pieces Together. This exciting Symposium dives into the latest research to help practitioners better understand the clinical puzzle of tongue-tie and lip-tie. As an emerging field of research, there is still have a lot to learn about incidence and cause, impact on structure and function, assessment and identification, treatment, wound care, restoring effective function, addressing the emotional needs of the family and much more.

We are excited to share the knowledge and wisdom of 5 experts in the field as we continue to share, grow and question. This symposium is perfect for anyone who works with newborns, whether you’re just starting to learn about tongue-tie or are an experienced practitioner who wants to stay up to date on the latest research and recommendations for practice.

Comprehensive Review of Laser Soft Tissues Physics Infant Lip and Tongue Frenum Surgery
Effath Yasmin, MA, HDSE, CLEC, IBCLC, BCST
Why Bodywork is a Significant Piece of the Puzzle of Comprehensive Tongue & Lip Tie Treatment? — The Emerging GOLD Standard of Treatment & Care
Tongue Ties Untied
Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Posterior Tongue Tie: Confusion, Concerns and Controversies in the Conceptualization, Definitions, Diagnosis and Treatment of Problems of Tongue Mobility Affecting Breastfeeding Babies
Dr. Yvonne LeFort, MD, FCFP, FRNZCGP, FABM, IBCLC
A Breastfeeding-friendly Approach to Tongue-tie
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 07/07/2017
CERP: 5
CME: 5
L-CERP: 4
R-CERP: 1