GOLD Learning Day: Level-Up Your Lactation Skills

Take your professional lactation skills to the next level! This special package is designed to hone your assessment and clinical management skills and abilities. We've brought together 3 experts to provide an in depth look at knowledge and skills that will help to elevate the level of care you provide to breastfeeding/chestfeeding families.

Join Catherine Watson Genna, Jada Wright and Carmela K Baeza to learn more about cervical auscultation, disorganized infant feeding and the assessment and management of mastitis. Join us live on August 17th to level up your lactation skills!

This program has applied for 3 L-CERPs, Nursing Contact Hours & MEAC Midwifery CEUs. We look forward to having you join us for this exciting day of learning! Join us live on August 17, 2020!

SAVE 20% on registration or 12.5% off the reduced Group Registration price! Register by August 6 for the Early Bird discount rate! Regular registration price comes into effect on August 7.

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$40.00 USD
Total CE Hours: 3.00   Access Time: 6 Weeks  
Lectures in this bundle (3):
Durations: 60 mins

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is in private practice in New York City since 1992. She is particularly interested in dyads with medical challenges to breastfeeding. In addition to mentoring lactation interns, she uses her clinical photos and videos in presentations to healthcare professionals on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems around the world. Catherine participates in a research collaborative with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering, investigating biomechanics of the lactating nipple and 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 Publishers 2008, 2013, 2017), professional journal articles, and chapters in the Core Curriculum 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 and continues to serve on the Editorial Review Board.

1. Describe how to perform cervical auscultation as part of a breastfeeding assessment.

2. Define the auditory characteristics of a normal swallow, a normal breath, and efficient suck:swallow patterning.

3. Explain how cervical auscultation can be used to guide feeding management in infants at risk of ineffective breastfeeding.


Cervical Auscultation (listening with a stethoscope over the baby’s neck or chin during feeding) is a useful tool for lactation consultants in assessing suck:swallow:breathe rhythms and coordination. This presentation uses recorded sound files of cervical auscultation of breastfeeding infants to illustrate some uses of this technique for breastfeeding assessment, clinical problem solving, and identifying dyads who require referrals for speech/feeding therapy or medical care.

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Durations: 60 mins
Assessment and Management of Mastitis

Carmela is a family medicine MD, bachelor´s degree in Public Health Education, and IBCLC since 2005. She is also a BFHI Evaluator and the current president of the Spanish Lactation Consultant Association (AECCLM). She works in a private Family Wellness Clinic, Raices, as person in charge of the lactation program, which includes two IBCLCs attending breastfeeding families and an extensive offer of breastfeeding training for health care professionals and breastfeeding peer counsellors. The team has trained over three thousand doctors, midwives and nurses from both the Spanish National Health Service and the private sector in Spain. She is a frequent lecturer at national conferences, and has also lectured internationally, both on-site and online. She is the author of several scientific papers on breast pain, mastitis and tongue tie. She is also the author of a breastfeeding/parenting book, “Amar con los Brazos Abiertos” (To Love with Open Arms). She is married to Carlos and they homeschool their four children.

1. Describe how to correctly manage an acute lactational mastitis

2. Define, explore and address other types of mastitis (subacute, chronic, granulomatous)

3. Describe emerging therapies for mastitis according to latest evidence


In this session, the speaker will review the latest evidence and protocols for management of acute lactational mastitis and other types of mastitis, discuss clinical symptoms, microbiological findings and therapeutic approaches, as well as delve into emerging therapies and the evidence behind them.

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Durations: 60 mins
Disorganized Infant Feeding: Beyond Suck, Swallow, Breathe

Jada Wright Nichols is an Atlanta-based women’s wellness consultant. She graduated from Tennessee State University, with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology. She has a master’s degree in occupational therapy and has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings, across the life-span.

Additionally, she is a massage therapist, lymphedema therapist, holistic nutritionist, birth and postpartum doula, yoga instructor, and international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She is a lactation consultant at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the owner of Blossom Health and Maternal Wellness, and Bloom Early Intervention, which provide in-home and virtual services for new and expectant families, as they navigate various aspects of parenting, access, and equity.

1. Describe the neurodevelopmental deficits that may interfere with successful breastfeeding

2. Describe opportunities to assess and strengthen nuerodevelopmental delays that impact breastfeeding

3. List equitable ways to facilitate advanced breastfeeding support In any setting


Suck swallow breathe coordination is one of the earliest and most meaningful motor milestones of a developing infant. That level of coordination varies between breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Too frequently, if there are any challenges while feeding at the breast, bottle feeding is recommended, often without a complete assessment around the challenge itself. Infant feeding may be disorganized for one of a variety of contributing factors. It is important to be able to identify one or more of those factors, and to facilitate a solution, which may include seeking the insight and intervention of another allied health professional. Honing observation skills, incorporating diagnostic tools, and coordinating feeding assessments and protocols with specialists assist in preserving the initial breastfeeding relationship, with equity.

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CERPs - Continuing Education Recognition Points

GOLD Conferences has been designated as a Long Term Provider of CERPs by the IBLCE--Approval #CLT114-07. This program has applied for 3 L-CERPs.

Midwifery CEUs (MEAC Schools):

This program has applied through the Midwifery Education & Accreditation Council (MEAC) for Contact Hours or MEAC Midwifery CEUs. Please note that 0.1 MEAC Midwifery CEU is equivalent to 1.0 NARM CEUs.

Nursing Contact Hours

This activity has been submitted to American Nurses Association Massachusettsfor approval to award contact hours. American Nurses Association Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. For more information regarding contact hours, please call Jessica at 1-604-566-8311.

If approved, nursing contact hours will be awarded through to August 17, 2022. Upon completion of this activity, GOLD delegates will be able to download an educational credit for this talk. Successful completion requires that you:

  • View this presentation in its entirety, under your individual GOLD login info For GOLD Learning Lecture Library participants,
  • Successfully complete a post-test (3 out of 3 questions correctly answered)
  • Fill out the Evaluation Survey

If you have already participated in this program, you are not eligible to receive additional credits for viewing it again. Please sent us an email to if you have any questions.

Additional Details:

Viewing time: 6 Weeks

Tags / Categories

Breastfeeding and Lactation

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