GOLD Learning Speakers

United States

Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2020
  • Country: United States

Bryna is a lactation consultant, educator, and birth doula. She began her education in marine chemistry, but pivoted to birth work after the birth of her daughter, Maia. After a rigorous 4500hr internship before sitting for the IBCLC exam, she discovered she never wants to stop learning about the things that impact pregnancy, birth, and lactation (which is pretty much everything). Enamored will all things continuing education, Bryna has undertaken many various courses and offerings, as well as research on her own. She has a particular heart for reflex integration in lactation care, as well as advocacy for equitable treatment for LGBTQ+ families in birth and lactation. Bryna has four children, and lives with her family, dog, ducks, and chickens near Portland, Oregon, in the American Pacific Northwest. When not teaching, attending births, seeing clients, or child wrangling, Bryna likes to knit and attend Renaissance Faires, sometimes at the same time!

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Breastfeeding With Ease: The Impact of Infant Reflex Emergence and Integration
Reflexes play an important role in role in an infant’s ability to feed effectively. This foundational presentation discusses the process of reflex emergence and integration, the importance of reflexes in breastfeeding/chestfeeding and the impact of disorganized or absent reflexes. Also covered will be the impacts of trauma on infant reflex integration and the role of the lactation consultant in assessment and referral.
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Rhythmic Movement for Breastfeeding Function
Disorganized or absent infant reflexes can create challenges for breastfeeding/chestfeeding. This presentation takes a close look at the role of movement in the integration of disorganized infant reflexes and the use of rhythmic movement as a method for overcoming infant feeding challenges. This talk also covers socio-cultural impacts of trauma, lack of opportunity for movement, and modern care system barriers to reflex integration.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: