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Amy Peterson, IBCLC

Mindy Harmer, CCC-SLP, CLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2015, Tools of the Lactation Trade Lecture Pack
  • Country: United States

Amy Peterson, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, & Mindy Harmer, a Certified Lactation Counselor and Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, are recognized breast and bottle-feeding speakers. Amy has worked in the field of lactation for the past 22 years focusing the most challenging cases. Mindy is the owner of a Speech-Language Occupational Therapy clinic that specializes in pediatrics. They have a passion for sharing their expertise and strive to give practical information for breastfeeding helpers and parents. For the past 13 years they have studied bottle features and how they impact a baby’s suck. Amy and Mindy’s early collaboration resulted in the publication of Balancing Breast and Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goals, revised in 2019. They also have a series of tear-off sheets designed to assist breastfeeding helpers with bottle and pacifier use.

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Better Bottle-Feeding
In this presentation, attendees will learn about bottle features that impact a baby’s latch and suck and how to select and use a bottle while protecting the breastfeeding latch and suck/swallow breath pattern. Attendees will also applying elements of breastfeeding to bottle and pacifier use, helping mothers reduce the risk of nipple preference and prolong the breastfeeding experience.
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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Meet Me in the Nipple Aisle
All too often, the breastfeeding helper finds herself in the uncharted territory of fielding artificial nipple questions and helping mothers select the best bottles for their breastfed babies. By broadening your artificial nipple knowledge and learning about bottle features you can minimize the negative impact of bottle use. Once you become familiar with bottle features and their impact on a baby’s suck, you can also use this knowledge to improve latching and sucking skills.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Feeding Devices and Tools