GOLD Learning Speakers

USA

Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2017, Webinars
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Paulina is a mother of three children, a bilingual (Spanish) La Leche League Leader, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, and a Maternal Child Health Specialist for the Jefferson County Public Health Department in Colorado. She is originally from Chile and has lived in the US for 14 years. She holds a BS in Psychology from Penn State and is currently completing her MS in Leadership and Organizations from the University of Denver. She is a volunteer for Special Kids, Special Care, Inc. and the NICU Consortium building transition-to-home and community support systems for families with premature and medically fragile infants in Colorado. She is also an active member of the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition and founder member of Every Ounce/Cada Onza an inclusive feeding support group in the Denver, Colorado Metro Area.

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From the NICU to the home: mother’s experiences
Lactation consultants would benefit from expanding their understanding of the impact of the NICU stay on the family; moreover, they would benefit from identifying the essential role they could play in assisting families to accomplish a positive, healthy, and smooth transition home. Despite continuing efforts to reduce prematurely worldwide, a significant number of infants are born too early or in a fragile medical condition. Many of these infants experience a lengthy stay at the NICU. Lactation support varies across facilities, but families, especially mothers, develop strong connections with their lactation consultant. As one of their most consistent providers in the NICU, the lactation consultant has the opportunity to recognize families’ need for continuing support after discharge and strategies to protect the breastfeeding relationship, attachment, and mental health in the long term.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation
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Leadership Skills in Lactation: Make extraordinary things happen
Many of us come to work in breastfeeding envisioning a world where mothers and babies can breastfeed without barriers; however, we quickly learn that breastfeeding challenges go beyond latching and positioning. To effectively support a breastfeeding/chestfeeding family, we have to support the parents, the extended family, the primary care provider, the workplace culture, the childcare, and the community; in summary, supporting one dyad can be an intervention to the whole social system. Indeed, breastfeeding advocacy is about building systems and consistently leading cultural changes to more deeply reinforce human feeding as the norm. Kouzes and Posner (2012) state: “if you want to have a significant impact on people, on organizations, and oncommunities, you’d be wise to invest in learning the behaviors that enable you to become the very best leader you can.” With that in mind, lactation consultants and lactation advocates would benefit by learning leadership behaviors and skills that will support their efforts towards cultural change, inspire shared visions, challenge processes, becoming strategic advisors, and leading from the inside out. Lactation leaders would benefit by being able to align values and beliefs with actions and strategies to promote breastfeeding as part of whole community development and as a public health strategy. In that way, lactation has a presence in early childhood initiatives, maternal and infant health, mental health programs, and any health, social, educational intervention. Want to normalize lactation? Join this interactive session and become the leader who can make extraordinary lactation things happen in your community.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation