Leadership Skills in Lactation: Make Extraordinary Things Happen

This is a free presentation to honor all the amazing IBCLCs and Breastfeeding Support Workers around the world. Every day they improve the health of our future generations and empower families with their amazing work. Those of us who have been drawn to the work of caring for breastfeeding families, play a critical role in shaping the future of our society. We should never underestimate the power that skilled IBCLC support and counselling can have during a vulnerable time in the lives of both parents and babies. We invite all IBCLC's as well as those supporting breastfeding families to join GOLD Learning & Paulina Erices this year as we celebrate IBCLC Day on March 7.

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Live Time: March 7, 2018, 18:00 UTC (10:00am Pacific Standard Time / 13:00 EST)
Viewing period: 4 Weeks
Credits: 1 L-CERP
Description: Breastfeeding challenges go beyond latching and positioning. To effectively support breastfeeding/chestfeeding families, lactation advocates need to also support the community. Breastfeeding advocacy is about building systems and consistently leading cultural changes to more deeply reinforce human feeding as the norm. When lactation leaders are able to align values and beliefs with actions and strategies to promote breastfeeding as part of whole community, change can happen from the inside out through public health strategy.

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Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC
Leadership Skills in Lactation: Make extraordinary things happen
USA Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC

Paulina is a mother of three children, a bilingual (Spanish) La Leche League Leader, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, and a Maternal Child Health Specialist for the Jefferson County Public Health Department in Colorado. She is originally from Chile and has lived in the US for 14 years. She holds a BS in Psychology from Penn State and is currently completing her MS in Leadership and Organizations from the University of Denver. She is a volunteer for Special Kids, Special Care, Inc. and the NICU Consortium building transition-to-home and community support systems for families with premature and medically fragile infants in Colorado. She is also an active member of the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition and founder member of Every Ounce/Cada Onza an inclusive feeding support group in the Denver, Colorado Metro Area.

Objective 1: List 2 strategies to align values with goals;

Objective 2: Develop a strengths/ appreciative inquiry approach to collaboration;

Objective 3: List 2 strategies to manage energy instead of time;

Objective 4: Learn about the five practices of exemplary leaders, as described by Kouzes and Posner (2012)


USA Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC
Abstract:

Many of us come to work in breastfeeding envisioning a world where mothers and babies can breastfeed without barriers; however, we quickly learn that breastfeeding challenges go beyond latching and positioning.

To effectively support a breastfeeding/chestfeeding family, we have to support the parents, the extended family, the primary care provider, the workplace culture, the childcare, and the community; in summary, supporting one dyad can be an intervention to the whole social system. Indeed, breastfeeding advocacy is about building systems and consistently leading cultural changes to more deeply reinforce human feeding as the norm.

Kouzes and Posner (2012) state: “if you want to have a significant impact on people, on organizations, and oncommunities, you’d be wise to invest in learning the behaviors that enable you to become the very best leader you can.” With that in mind, lactation consultants and lactation advocates would benefit by learning leadership behaviors and skills that will support their efforts towards cultural change, inspire shared visions, challenge processes, becoming strategic advisors, and leading from the inside out.

Lactation leaders would benefit by being able to align values and beliefs with actions and strategies to promote breastfeeding as part of whole community development and as a public health strategy. In that way, lactation has a presence in early childhood initiatives, maternal and infant health, mental health programs, and any health, social, educational intervention. Want to normalize lactation? Join this interactive session and become the leader who can make extraordinary lactation things happen in your community.

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Breastfeeding and Lactation

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