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Vicki Tapia, BS, IBCLC, RLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2014
  • Country: U.S.A.

Vicki Tapia, BS, IBCLC, RLC, is a lactation consultant with over 30 years experience working with breastfeeding mothers and babies on a daily basis, in both hospital and clinical settings. She has also had numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals and spoken at breastfeeding conferences nationally and internationally. Serving as an LC on a medical mission had long been a goal of hers, so when an opportunity arose to join a medical brigade to the Dominican Republic in November of 2012, she didn’t hesitate to be part of the team.

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Medical Relief Mission to the Dominican Republic “We Don’t Need a Lactation Consultant…Or Do We?"
The author shares her experiences and observations as part of a medical relief brigade serving in five different bateys (villages) near Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic in November 2012. She reports many of the common barriers to breastfeeding, along with her reflections on affecting change in this developing island country. She describes her efforts to promote exclusive breastfeeding, focusing on education.
Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 23.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 0.5 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Education and Communication, Breastfeeding Around the World