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!

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$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
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$15.00 USD

Herbal and Pharmaceutical Galactogogues Use During Breastfeeding

Sources of information for prescription and nonprescription galactogogue use during breastfeeding will be presented and reviewed. Potential adverse effects in children of mothers who are breastfeeding and taking galactogogue medications will be reviewed and discussed. Various herbals that are used as galactogogues will be identified. Using the material presented, healthcare professionals will be able to counsel mothers who are breastfeeding and taking or will take galactogogue products (prescription, over-the counter, herbal, and complimentary).

Dr. Frank Nice, RPh, DPA,CPHP
Herbal and Pharmaceutical Galactogogues Use During Breastfeeding
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 09/11/2015
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
Dietetics CEU: 1
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$10.00 USD

Therapeutic Breast Massage

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Breast pain is one of the major causes of weaning. The likelihood of weaning increases the longer pain persists. Engorgement, plugged ducts, blebs and mastitis are commonly associated with acute breast pain. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one of the important measures to resolve pain quickly.
The purpose of this presentation is to enhance knowledge of TBML techniques for relieving discomfort caused by engorgement, plugged ducts and mastitis in lactating women and learn how to empower breastfeeding mothers to use these techniques as well. This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.

Ann Witt, MD, FABM
Therapeutic Breast Massage
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
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$15.00 USD

The Science and Significance of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Neonatal Intensive Care

Kathleen discusses the most up-to-date current evidence regarding human milk and breastfeeding in neonatal intensive care and the all-important transition to breastfeeding for those families who wish to breastfeed, with appropriate and adequate community follow-up for all families expressing milk and breastfeeding, which is all too often forgotten or ignored.

Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
The Science and Significance of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Neonatal Intensive Care
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/08/2016
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$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
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$255.00 USD

Breastfeeding Education Bundle #2

Originally offered in 2014 at our GOLD Lactation Conference.It is a resource suitable for all skill levels and is a perfect fit for IBCLC's, 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.

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
What Mothers Need to Exclusively Breastfeed
Dr. Frank Nice, RPh, DPA,CPHP
Domperidone and Breastfeeding
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
Getting a Better Grip on Prolactin
Cynthia Good Mojab, MS, LMHCA, IBCLC
It Wasn’t Supposed to be Like This: Traumatic Birth, Traumatic Stress, and Breastfeeding
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, BSc, CLE, CLD, CCCE
Epigenetics and Breastfeeding: The Potential Longterm Impact of Breastmilk
Raising Our Voice: Breastfeeding Advocacy for Health Care Providers, Professionals, and Volunteers'
Cynthia Good Mojab, MS, LMHCA, IBCLC
Unpacking the Invisible Diaper Bag of White Privilege: An Overview of Racial Inequities in Breastfeeding Support
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, BSc, CLE, CLD, CCCE
The Milk Sharing Conundrum - The Grey Area Between Scope and Need
Alyssa Schnell, MS, IBCLC
Breastfeeding Without Birthing: Breastfeeding for Mothers Through Adoption, Surrogacy, or Foster Care
Caroline Kruger, LLM, IBCLC
Concept of Antifragility applied to breastfeeding, milk production and breastfeeding counseling
Dr. Kartikeya Bhagat, Ob/Gyn (FICOG), IBCLC
Dr. Prashant Gangal, MD, DCH, IBCLC
Breastcrawl: from Science to Implementation
Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, RCST
What Does Torticollis Have to do with Breastfeeding?
Dianne Cassidy, MS, IBCLC, ALC, CCE
Epidural Anesthesia and its Impact on Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration
Exclusively Breastfeeding Triplets-Case Studies
Dr. Virginia Thorley, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA
Breastfeeding can't save lives today – or can it?
Lisa Amir, MBBS, MMed, PhD, IBCLC, FABM
Breast infections in breastfeeding women– case presentations of abscess, mastitis and more
Milk sharing: Comparative risks and biomedical ethics
Robyn Roche-Paull, RN, BSN, IBCLC, LLLL
Babies, Breasts and Body Mods: Where Body Art and Breastfeeding Collide
Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC
Nipple Nuances: From Pain to Peppermint and What the Textbooks Don't Cover
Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
LGBTQ Parents and Lactation – An Exploration in LGBTQ Culture
Breastfeeding in Belgium
Vicki Tapia, BS, IBCLC, RLC
Medical Relief Mission to the Dominican Republic “We Don’t Need a Lactation Consultant…Or Do We?"
Rachelle Lessen, MS, RD, IBCLC
Sara Lake, J.D., CAE
Demystifying Professional Certification Examination Development
Best Beginnings, UK - [no credits awarded for this presentation]
Helene M. Johns, Midwife, IBCLC, PhD Candidate
The MILC Study – Exploring the prevalence and outcomes associated with breast milk expressing: a prospective cohort study
Laurie B. Jones, MD, FAAP, IBCLC
Dr. MILK Physician Mother Peer Support Network
Social Media Backlash – Addressing Emotionally Charged Responses
Dianne Cassidy, MS, IBCLC, ALC, CCE
Traumic Life Experiences and how they Affect the Breastfeeding Mother
Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.25 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 16/12/2015
CERP: 22.25
L-CERP: 15
E-CERP: 1.75
R-CERP: 5.5
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$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
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$95.00 USD

GOLD Learning Online Symposium: Tongue-tie Research and Implications

GOLD Learning Online Symposium on Tongue-Tie Research and Implications will highlight some of the latest tongue-tie research and look at the implications for clinical practice and future research studies. Learn about the results of a new study looking at breastfeeding outcomes after lip and/or tongue-tie release, the latest thoughts on aftercare strategies, Aerophagia Induced Reflux, the newest game-changing research studies and their implications, and how tongue-tie affects speech and feeding of solids.

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.

Please note: You can use CME credits for your ASHA certification.
Learn more about our speakers and their topics by viewing their abstracts and bios below.

Breastfeeding improvement following tongue-tie and lip-tie release: A prospective cohort study
Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC
Will it hurt? Frenotomy aftercare strategies to optimize healing outcomes for the newborn
Dr. Scott Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP
Aerophagia Induced Reflux Associated With Lip and Tongue Tie in Breastfeeding Infants
Tethered Oral Tissues: Beyond Breastfeeding
Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, RCST
Gamechangers: New studies that will change the way we think about tongue-tie.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 13/09/2016
CERP: 5
L-CERP: 4
R-CERP: 1
CME: 5
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$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
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$15.00 USD

Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant

What do mothers really think about the services they receive from their lactation consultant? This session presents the results of a high volume survey of mothers’ opinions about IBCLC services.

Diana West, BA, IBCLC
Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 01/03/2016
CERP: 1
R-CERP: 1
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$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
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$15.00 USD

The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Supporting Breastfeeding

Maya Bolman discusses the importance of breast pain to be one of the major causes of weaning. The likelihood of weaning increases the longer pain persists. Engorgement, plugged ducts, and mastitis are commonly associated with acute breast pain.Description of desired/achievable state: Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one of the important measures to resolve pain quickly.

Maya Bolman, BA, BSN, IBCLC
The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Supporting Breastfeeding
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 02/11/2016
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
CNE: 1
Dietetics CEU: 1
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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$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
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$265.00 USD

Breastfeeding Education Bundle #3

Originally offered 2015 at our GOLD Lactation Conference.It is a resource suitable for all skill levels and is a perfect fit for IBCLC's, 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.

Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
Clinical Lactation and the LGBTQ Community
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
Breastfeeding Helps Mothers Overcome the Legacy of Abuse and Adversity: It Makes All the Difference
Maya Bolman, BA, BSN, IBCLC
HANDling the Pain: The Role of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation
Jeni Stevens, RN (Hon Class 1), RM, IBCLC
How to facilitate immediate Skin-to-Skin post a Caesarean Section: Increasing Breastfeeding Success
Maya Vasquez, MS, RN, IBCLC
Understanding Cultural Humility for Better Support of Breastfeeding Mothers
Cynthia Good Mojab, MS, LMHCA, IBCLC
Brief Breastfeeding Encounters: Effective Counseling Techniques When Time is Limited
Renee Beebe, M.Ed., RLC, IBCLC
In the middle: When your advice differs from the Dr's
Diana West, BA, IBCLC
Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant
Dr. Asti Praborini, MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC
Hospitalization for nipple confusion: a method to restore a healthy breastfeeding
Joy Noel-Weiss, RN, IBCLC, PhD
When Transgender Men Chestfeed or Breastfeed their Babies: How Clinicians Can Offer Support
Dr. Virginia Thorley, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA
Latch problems arising from mothers' fear response to anticipated pain
Breastfeeding Management with a Hyperactive Gag Reflex
Bethany Sasaki, RN, IBCLC
Does Lanolin Use Increase the Risk of Infection in Breastfeeding Women?
Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC
Placenta Medicine as a Galactogogue: Tradition or Trend?
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
Deciphering the Lactation Curve
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
Breastfeeding on the Insulin Dysregulation Spectrum
Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC
Infant Gut Health: Common Concerns and Useful Support Strategies
Katrien Nauwelaerts, IBCLC, BA, MA
Young Mothers and Breastfeeding in Belgium
Mom2Mom KMC: From Peer Mentoring to Community Culture Change
Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA
2014 Lactation Summit: Steps to Dismantling Inequities in the Lactation Profession
Breastfeeding in Poland
A study of the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) activities on physicians’ knowledge, motivation and ability to address challenges with exclusive breastfeeding practices
Sushma Malik, MD (Pediatrics), FIAP, IBCLC
Impact of Mother Support Group In An Institutional Set-up In a Developing Country
Denise Altman, RN, IBCLC/RLC
The IBCLC as a Business
Barbara Morrison, PhD, APRN-CNM
Understanding the Prolactin Receptor Theory
Sandy Jamieson, AA, La Leche League Leader, retired, and District Advisor, IBCLC
Breast Milk: The Original SuperFood
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, BSc, CLE, CLD, CCCE
Natural, Toxic or Who Knows? The implications of breastfeeding and marijuana use
Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 16/03/2016
CERP: 25
L-CERP: 21
E-CERP: 2
R-CERP: 2
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$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
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$99.00 USD

Breastfeeding Medicine Basics for Physicians and other Health Care Providers

Breastfeeding Medicine Basics for Physicians and other Health Care Providers is an 8 hour course designed for medical providers who care for breastfeeding mother/baby dyads in their OB/Gyn, family medicine or pediatric practices. This course focuses on requisite knowledge needed to understand and execute management of common breastfeeding problems, such as mastitis, sore nipples, low/high milk supply, infant fussiness, breastfeeding infants who fail to gain weight, and medication concerns. The material in this course should be considered fundamental knowledge for any medical resident or other health care provider-in-training who plans to work with breastfeeding dyads after graduation.

Produced in partnership with The Milk Mob
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
The Biologic Components of Breastmilk; Infant and Maternal Risks of Not Breastfeeding
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Prenatal Education and Support of Breastfeeding ; Anatomy and Physiology of Breastfeeding
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Positioning, Latch, and Instinctive Feeding Behaviors
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Breastfeeding in the Immediate Postpartum Period- Opportunities and Challenges
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Breastfeeding Support and Management of Common Problems in the First Week Postpartum
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Sore Nipples and Breasts- Etiologies, Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Low Milk Supply and Insufficient Infant Weight Gain- Etiologies, Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Principles of Pharmacology and Substance Management during Breastfeeding
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Milk Expression, Pump Technology, and Human Milk Storage
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Symptoms, Evaluation, and Management of Excessive Lactation
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Methods of Weaning from Breastfeeding, Basic Concepts of Re-lactation, Induced Lactation, and Tandem Nursing
Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 7.25 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 12 Weeks  |   Added: 28/11/2016
CERP: 7.25
L-CERP: 7.25
CME: 7.25
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$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
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$15.00 USD

Breastfeeding Management with a Hyperactive Gag Reflex

The gag reflex is usually situated far back in the infant’s mouth to allow them to bring the nipple almost to the junction of hard palate and soft palate. However, certain babies present a very sensitive and hyperactive gag reflex and which causes gagging more easily. For these babies, a good, deep latch can stimulate this gag reflex. In order to avoid gagging, infants will develop a shallow latch taking less breast tissue into the mouth. This can result in low milk transfer, painful feedings for the mother and a possible decline in milk supply. This presentation will assist the lactation professional in utilizing various approaches to avoid undesired consequences of hyperactive gag reflex in a breastfed infant, and will ensure that they have the skills necessary to work with families facing this feeding challenge. Veronique will explain methods of desensitizing the gag reflex, using modified position and latch techniques, and maintaining milk supply. As part of this presentation, Veronique will take the listener through relevant case studies encountered in her work as a private practice IBCLC.

Breastfeeding Management with a Hyperactive Gag Reflex
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 30/03/2016
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1