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Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM

  • Speaker Type: Milk Mob
  • Country: US
Biography:

Dr Leeper first worked as a general pediatrician, and helped to develop a free-standing, nonprofit breastfeeding center in Lincoln, Nebraska called MilkWorks, which opened in 2001. She served as its Medical Director, practicing breastfeeding medicine exclusively until 2014. After moving to Kansas City, KS in 2014, she returns to Nebraska monthly to see patients at MilkWorks, and has contracted with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, the Kansas High Five for Mom and Baby hospital project, and the Kansas chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide education to medical professionals in Kansas. In 2014 she joined the Milk Mob to serve on the board of directors, as a trainer and to help with the development of new educational material. She was honored as a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine in 2009, and elected to its Board of Directors in 2014, currently serving as chair of the Education Committee.

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The Biologic Components of Breastmilk; Infant and Maternal Risks of Not Breastfeeding
This module explains the important differences between commercial formula and human milk, highlighting the immune-modulating and protective factors in human milk. We also discuss the evidence for maternal and infant health risks of not breastfeeding.
Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 7.25  |  Viewing Time: 12 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Positioning, Latch, and Instinctive Feeding Behaviors
Mother and infant positioning play a crucial role in successful latch. The basic understanding of these breastfeeding principles is a useful tool in clinical practice when helping a mother nurse her baby. This module includes videos of mothers and their babies doing this beautiful dance.
Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 7.25  |  Viewing Time: 12 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.5 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Low Milk Supply and Insufficient Infant Weight Gain- Etiologies, Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
Low milk supply is a very common complaint from mothers. How can you tell the difference between a perceived vs true low milk supply? This module takes a systematic approach to the differential diagnosis of low milk supply, and first steps in treatment. A brief description of commonly used galactogogues is included.
Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 7.25  |  Viewing Time: 12 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Principles of Pharmacology and Substance Management during Breastfeeding
This module describes the basic principles of medication use during lactation, discusses substance to avoid while breastfeeding, and introduces reliable sources of information for medication use while breastfeeding.
Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 7.25  |  Viewing Time: 12 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.5 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Milk Expression, Pump Technology, and Human Milk Storage
Mothers who rely on breast pumps for breast emptying need guidance on proper pump selection, flange size, ideal suction, and other instructions. This module reviews basic principles of breast pumps, highlighting basic pump features, proper pump fitting, and how to determine best pump options for different situations. Human milk storage principles are also discussed.
Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 7.25  |  Viewing Time: 12 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation