GOLD Learning Speakers


Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2015, Webinars
  • Country: USA

Cathy Carothers is co-director of Every Mother, a non-profit organization providing lactation training for health professionals. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1996, she has provided more than 600 training events and conference presentations in every U.S. state/territory and several countries. She is past president of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), a fellow of ILCA, and past chair of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. She chairs the design team for the equity initiative in the lactation consultant profession, and chairs the Monetary Investment for Lactation Consultant Certification (MILCC), which works to reduce financial barriers to the IBCLC exam. She has directed several national breastfeeding promotion and support initiatives for the U.S. federal government, including the national USDA WIC peer counseling program, and national workplace support initiatives through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She was honored with the 2014 National Leadership Award from the National WIC Association.

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2014 Lactation Summit: Steps to Dismantling Inequities in the Lactation Profession
In July 2014, for the first time, stakeholders from 12 countries across the world and major underrepresented communities gathered to explore global barriers that make it difficult to attain the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) credential. Hosted by the three international organizations – IBLCE®, ILCA®, and LEAARC – the Summit contributed to a much larger movement to dismantle inequities within the field. This session will explore how the Summit contributed to this larger movement, how this movement is gaining momentum, and ways in which lactation professionals and organizations can work to reduce inequities. It will also present major findings from the 2014 Lactation Summit. The session is led by Cathy Carothers, chair of the design team for the initiative, and Sherry Payne, the 2014 Lactation Summit facilitator.
Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Ethics for Lactation Professionals
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Making it Work: Supporting Nursing Moms at Work
There has to be an easier way! Many women returning to work after the birth of a baby find that the challenges are great…especially if they are breastfeeding, and the challenges range from lack of time and space to emotional and physical demands. The challenges are even greater for low-wage workers employed in more challenging, non-office settings, where private space options are much more difficult to identify, and where women often feel devalued and lack of confidence to speak up about their needs. For many women, discontinuing breastfeeding seems like the easiest “solution,” impacting maternal and infant health. This session will address the key issues of women returning to work, with workable solutions for supporting women with time and space for milk expression at work, and resources that can help.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 3 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation