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Join GOLD Learning to celebrate International Day of the Midwife 2018! We'll be recognizing the work of midwives around the world with a fantastic free webinar with Karen H. Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP Instructor, CKC. International Day of the Midwife is an annual event that highlights the work of midwives and builds relationships within the field.

Join us on May 4 with Karen H. Strange for "When You Know Better, You Do Better". Click here to reserve your free seat:

Karen Strange became a Licensed Midwife in 1988 and is renowned for her insightful work surrounding neonatal transitional physiology and the baby's experience of birth.

This International Day of the Midwife presentation offers an exciting opportunity to examine your understanding of what is normal in birth. Karen will guide us through the impact of obstetric practices, the embryological blueprint of mammalian birth, and what normal birth looks like. Attendees will evaluate the ways fear impacts birth and will learn specific techniques to regulate and work with fear. This presentation will be filled with storytelling, historical perspective and the captivating journey of birth With Karen's insightful and thought-provoking presentation style, this event is sure to inspire birthworkers to examine their personal beliefs and expand their mindset!

This webinar will be available both live and as a recording, with 1 continuing education credit awarded upon completion. Don't miss your opportunity to learn with Karen and to connect with colleagues from around the world!

Laurel Wilson

Join us live on March 7 to celebrate IBCLCs and breastfeeding support workers throughout the world. We’re honouring you and your dedication to families with this free webinar! Come listen to Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC as she presents “Leadership Skills in Lactation: Make extraordinary things happen”. We’re thrilled to be offering this event live in English and then as a recording in Spanish. Register for this event here:

The scope of breastfeeding support continues well beyond the breastfeeding family. Extended family, caregivers, workplaces, and the community all fall under the umbrella of needing education and support if families are to be successful in meeting their breastfeeding goals. Lactation advocates can learn and demonstrate leadership skills to create lasting change on the community level. Framing community breastfeeding education as a public health strategy can allow us to look for opportunities in childhood initiatives, mental health programs, social interventions, and more!

This event is the perfect opportunity to find inspiration, connect with colleagues, and learn how you can become a leader in creating a change in breastfeeding culture.

Reserve your seat today and join us! Attending this presentation will help you hone your skills and will provide you with 1 free CERP. Unable to join us live? We have you covered! You’ll have 4 weeks to access the recording on our website so you can watch at your convenience.

We look forward to sharing this event and celebrating with all of you!


Here at GOLD, we’re getting ready for another exciting event with our GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2018! Delegates have come to look forward to this annual event as an opportunity to deepen their understanding in key areas in the lactation field with insightful presentations from some of our most popular speakers.

Alumni 2018 Speakers This year’s event will be packed with information as we are joined by our expert speakers Dr. Amy Brown, PhD, Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT 200, and Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE. This event takes place on January 16 2018. We can’t wait to share these presentations with you! Registration is now open here: Upcoming Live Webinar

In “Breastfeeding trauma: how can we recognise and support mothers who wanted to breastfeed but were unable to meet their goals?”, Dr. Brown will take us through the research on early cessation of breastfeeding and the resulting experience of trauma. Michelle Emanuel will present “Interoception: Beyond the Homunculus....the real Sixth Sense and its primary function as Sensory input to the Autonomic Nervous System” where attendees will learn about the functioning of interoceptive pathways, how compromised systems can be linked to complex breastfeeding issues, and the ways this can be addressed clinically. In our final presentation of the day “Hold the Phone! Diet Does Matter During Breastfeeding: Implication of Diet on Fatty Acid Composition and Other Nutrients” Laurel Wilson will share the latest research on the impact of diet on breast milk composition.

These presentations will be shared live on Tuesday January 16. For those not able to join us live or for anyone wanting to rewatch any of the talks, recordings of the presentations will be available on the GOLD Learning website for 4 weeks following our live day. Recordings can be accessed 24/7 and can be watched as many times as you like. Speaker handouts are available for each presentation to enhance your learning experience.

Free for individuals with GOLD Learning Alumni Status. As a thank you to our past participants, our GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations are complimentary for those who have attended 5 or more GOLD Learning Conferences. To take advantage of this offer, add the package to your cart and follow the checkout process then log in with your GOLD Learning associated email address. The discount will be applied on the final step.. Not sure of your Alumni status? You can check your eligibility here: Alumni Status Lookup

We look forward to spending a fantastic day of learning with you at our GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2018!

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