GOLD Learning Speakers

USA

Amy Peterson, BS, IBCLC

Mindy Harmer, MA, CCC‐SLP

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2015
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Amy Peterson, BS, IBCLC, is a lactation consultant in private practice. She has been working with breastfeeding mothers for 19 years, professionally as an IBCLC since 2001. She retired as a LLL Leader of 15 years. Her practice primarily consists of difficult breastfeeding cases, including disorganized and dysfunctional sucks. She often works side‐by‐side with co‐author and business partner Mindy Harmer, a Speech‐Language Pathologist. They also travel and speak at various breastfeeding conferences throughout North America several times each year. Together Amy and Mindy have co-authored Balancing Breast and Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goals. They have also co-authored three tear-off sheets for professionals to share with clients: Introducing a bottle to your full-term breastfed baby; Pacifiers and the breastfed baby; and Bottle pacing for the young breastfed baby. Mindy Harmer, MA, CCC‐SLP, has practiced in the field of speech‐language pathology for the past 19 years as a private practitioner, specializing in pediatrics. She is the owner of a free‐standing clinic in Idaho, where she treats clients with a variety of speech‐language and feeding disorders. Some of her tiniest clients are breastfeeding babies who require her knowledge of oral‐motor intervention to help them breastfeed successfully. She often works side‐by‐side with co‐author and business partner Amy Peterson, an IBCLC. They also travel and speak at various breastfeeding conferences throughout North America several times each year. Together Mindy and Amy have co-authored Balancing Breast and Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goals. They have also co-authored three tear-off sheets for professionals to share with clients: Introducing a bottle to your full-term breastfed baby; Pacifiers and the breastfed baby; and Bottle pacing for the young breastfed baby.

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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.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: