GOLD Learning Speakers

U.S.A.

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2013, GOLD Lactation 2014, Breastfeeding Essentials Lecture Pack 2016, Webinars
  • Country: U.S.A.
Biography:

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, is author of the professional books, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple and its Pocket Guide Edition. She co-authored (with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett) the popular book for parents, Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers. She is also author of the tiny 2013 troubleshooting guide, Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges and the Breastfeeding Solutions smartphone app. Nancy began working with breastfeeding families in 1982 and became board-certified as a lactation consultant in 1991. From 1993 to 2003 she founded and maintained a large private lactation practice in the Chicago area. In 2008 the International Lactation Consultant Association officially recognized her contributions to the field of breastfeeding by awarding her the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Nancy was one of the first group of 16 to be recognized for their lifetime achievements in breastfeeding.

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Pumping for the NICU Baby: An Evidence-Based Update
This talk provides a summary of the latest research on how mothers who are pumping for babies in the NICU can establish healthy milk production and maintain it long term. It includes strategies for estimating a mother’s breast storage capacity and using this information to individualize her pumping plan.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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What Mothers Need to Exclusively Breastfeed
Increasing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding is a public-health priority that can improve health outcomes of mothers and babies. Of the identified barriers to exclusive breastfeeding, few are more challenging than those related to mothers’ belief in their ability to breastfeed and their unrealistic expectations of breastfeeding and baby behavior. Learn how a woman’s breastfeeding self-efficacy impacts her feeding decisions, and how the research on self-efficacy should inform our strategies when working with families. Learn also why so many mothers supplement with formula, the role of culture in this decision, and some evidence-based strategies for addressing these issues.
Hours / CE Credits: 1.25 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Using Gravity-Assisted Positions to Prevent Early Breastfeeding Problems
It’s time to rethink how we teach breastfeeding. This session describes the science on early positioning and its implications to our current epidemic of breastfeeding problems. It includes an overview of research on hands-on versus hands-off help, the hardwiring mothers and babies bring to breastfeeding, and a simplified breastfeeding initiation strategy with checklist designed to reduce the incidence of the three most common early breastfeeding problems: nipple pain, latching struggles, and concerns about low milk production.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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A Mother’s-Eye View of Breastfeeding Help
Excellence as an IBCLC isn’t about clinical skills alone. Our attitude and approach play a big role in how our clients respond to our efforts to help with breastfeeding. This session examines recent research that provides insights into how breastfeeding help is perceived by the families in our care. This deeper understanding of mothers’ perspectives can help you elevate both your practice and our profession as a whole. Learn the keys to communicating with clients in a way that leaves them feeling heard, and gain insight into how our language and attitudes impact families’ satisfaction with the care they receive.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation