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    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data has been released!!

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Research

LA Convention Center – Breastfeeding Friendly!

BreastfeedLA is thrilled to share the amazing news that the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is Breastfeeding Friendly!  We spoke to Carisa Malanum, CMP, Vice President... Read More

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    August 2017:  Just released! BreastfeedLA presents “Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Toolkit”

     

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    BreastfeedLA offers quality professional education to lactation care providers and the healthcare community.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
2
Sat
Maternal Mental Health 101 Webinar (Free)
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1261092938553538817

Learn about the range of maternal mental health disorders, the prevalence, signs and symptoms and recommended treatment options in this complimentary webinar hosted by 2020 Mom and presented by Postpartum Support International.

 

 

 

Dec
6
Wed
Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, and SIDS – Webinar with Dr. Helen Ball @ Online
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, and SIDS - Webinar with Dr. Helen Ball @ Online

REGISTER HERE

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

Understanding Breastfeeding, Bed-sharing, & SIDS with Prof Helen Ball, PhD.

Objectives,

Objective 1: Understand the relationship between breastfeeding and infant sleep location

Objective 2: Understand the relationship between bed-sharing & SIDS

Objective 3: Explore approaches to helping parents make informed choices re. bed-sharing and resources to support health professionals

 

Session description

The notion that infant sleep environments are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and that parents who receive appropriate instruction will modify their infant-care habits has been fundamental to SIDS reduction campaigns. However, infant sleep location recommendations have failed to emulate the previously successful infant sleep position campaigns that dramatically reduced infant deaths.  This talk examines how SIDS risk reduction messages are generated, disseminated, and how they are received by parents.  Using examples from research around the world, and her own research such as the Bradford Infant Care Study (BradICS) Helen discusses how parents understand SIDS risk-reduction and what affects whether messages are implemented or rejected in different communities and cultural groups.

She argues that failure to understand local parenting beliefs and cultural practices results in ineffective campaigns that fail to engage the recipients. In developing effective interventions she argues that we must step all the way back to the research upon which SIDS-risks are identified and ascertain how culture and ethnicity affects the magnitude and prevalence of each risk. Qualitative studies are particularly important in understanding local infant care traditions and beliefs that become barriers to implementation of safe sleep messaging. Recognition and exploration of these issues can then lead to tailored guidance that is relevant for families in each community.

Professor Helen Ball is past-Head of the Anthropology Dept at Durham University UK, and Director of the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab. Se has spent the last 20 years researching parent-infant sleep and has authored over 70 research articles on this topic. She regularly contributes to national and international policy and practice guideline development and speaks around the world about her research. In 2012 she cofounded the Infant Sleep Information Source, and in 2013 she received an award from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council for Outstanding Impact in Society for her work.

Recording Policy

Attendees of this webinar are not permitted to make personal recordings of the webinar for any purpose.  A recording of the webinar will be distributed to you for your own personal use approximately 48 hours after the event ends.  By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this recording policy and consent that you will use the webinar, the recording, and the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.

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Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.”  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1.5 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1.25 R-CERPs will be awarded.

Dec
7
Thu
RHBC North Meeting
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Strategic Planning Meeting

Dec
12
Tue
RHBC South Meeting (Strategic Planning) @ Miller Children's & Women's Long Beach
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
13
Wed
RHBC East Meeting @ Pacific Alliance Medical Center
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Strategic Planning Meeting

Dec
20
Wed
RHBC West Meeting
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
9
Tue
Sold Out! BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training @ South LA Health Projects
Jan 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sold Out! BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training @ South LA Health Projects | Inglewood | California | United States

Sold Out! – Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018 – Jan 9, 16, 30 and Feb 6, 13

Next Training Dates March 12, 13, 14 and March 26 and 27!

You are invited to join BreastfeedLA for our new Lactation Education Specialist Training in 2018!  Like all other 45-hour courses, our course provides the learner with a background in basic breastfeeding management in preparation for providing education and counseling to breastfeeding families and for the IBCLC® exam.

**Attendance is mandatory for all 5 class dates including Jan 9, 16, 30 and Feb 6 and 13.**

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45-Hour Course Description
 
This lactation educator training series touches on all areas of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (for those preparing to sit for the IBCLC® Board Exam) and meets the Step 2 Baby-Friendly USA Staff Education Requirements, 2016 Edition. 
Lactation educators work in many settings in our community, including WIC offices, hospitals, providing education alongside doula and midwifery services, and as volunteers.  While lactation educators do not provide hands-on breastfeeding support without supervision, the scope of practice for a lactation educator does position the individual to provide prenatal breastfeeding education to groups and individuals, facilitate breastfeeding support groups, and to advocate for breastfeeding in the community and the public health realm.  
 
Prerequisites for this course include a high school diploma or GED and a passion for elevating breastfeeding as a public health strategy to imrove disparities in health outcomes.  
 
This 45-hour course in lactation education covers basic breastfeeding management techniques such as Positioning, Attachment, Physiology & Hormones of Breastfeeding, Milk Production, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Counseling Skills, Creating a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, Adult Learning Techniques, plus more.
 
BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training was created to provide opportunities for the lactation-specific education required for all individuals aspiring to pursue board-certification as IBCLCs and to supplement the training and education of existing healthcare professionals in the area of human lactation.  All concepts, skills, and education in human lactation are taught in accordance with the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (www.iblce.org) and meet the standards for supporting, breastfeeding practices advised by the World Health Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Baby-Friendly USA.
 
Course Objectives
Following the didactic presentations and skills competency demonstrations, participants will:
  • Possess the necessary skills to educate prenatally about breastfeeding in both group and individual settings, including teaching a prenatal breastfeeding class;
  • Possess sufficient education in basic breastfeeding management to independently provide information and support to a breastfeeding parent via telephone or in a group setting, and while supervised by an IBCLC in a clinic or hospital environment;
  • Possess the necessary counseling skills to provide sensitive and culturally appropriate care to the breastfeeding parent and family;
  • Possess clinical judgment sufficient to refer breastfeeding parents appropriately to other healthcare providers including, but not limited to, IBCLCs in cases where medical issues or complex cases of lactation are present; and to 
  • Recognize and discuss solutions to alleviate common barriers to supporting a parent’s choice to exclusively breastfeed.

Completion of this course does not confer a hands-on breastfeeding support certification and participants should be supervised by an IBCLC or working under a separate healthcare credential if providing hands-on lactation care.  

Minimum 10 participants to hold class.  

BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by Dec 9, 2017.  

Participant Instructions

Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by Jan 3, 2018.  Curriculum must be printed and put in a binder prior to the first day of class.  No printed copies of the curriculum will be provided. 

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted after Dec 8, 2017, unless 10 participants are not registered. 

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, your check MUST be received no later than Dec 9 in order to honor the Early Bird rate.  

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge) – Total Number to be Determined

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers contact hours in continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. CERPs will be awarded.

Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate of attendance for CPEs for your professional development portfolio. 

Application has been submitted for approval of this course by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (www.learrc.org)

This course is co-sponsored by California Advanced Lactation Institute

www.californiaadvancedlactationinstitute.com

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Jan
16
Tue
Sold Out! BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training @ South LA Health Projects
Jan 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sold Out! BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training @ South LA Health Projects | Inglewood | California | United States

Sold Out! – Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018 – Jan 9, 16, 30 and Feb 6, 13

Next Training Dates March 12, 13, 14 and March 26 and 27!

You are invited to join BreastfeedLA for our new Lactation Education Specialist Training in 2018!  Like all other 45-hour courses, our course provides the learner with a background in basic breastfeeding management in preparation for providing education and counseling to breastfeeding families and for the IBCLC® exam.

**Attendance is mandatory for all 5 class dates including Jan 9, 16, 30 and Feb 6 and 13.**

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

45-Hour Course Description
 
This lactation educator training series touches on all areas of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (for those preparing to sit for the IBCLC® Board Exam) and meets the Step 2 Baby-Friendly USA Staff Education Requirements, 2016 Edition. 
Lactation educators work in many settings in our community, including WIC offices, hospitals, providing education alongside doula and midwifery services, and as volunteers.  While lactation educators do not provide hands-on breastfeeding support without supervision, the scope of practice for a lactation educator does position the individual to provide prenatal breastfeeding education to groups and individuals, facilitate breastfeeding support groups, and to advocate for breastfeeding in the community and the public health realm.  
 
Prerequisites for this course include a high school diploma or GED and a passion for elevating breastfeeding as a public health strategy to imrove disparities in health outcomes.  
 
This 45-hour course in lactation education covers basic breastfeeding management techniques such as Positioning, Attachment, Physiology & Hormones of Breastfeeding, Milk Production, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Counseling Skills, Creating a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, Adult Learning Techniques, plus more.
 
BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training was created to provide opportunities for the lactation-specific education required for all individuals aspiring to pursue board-certification as IBCLCs and to supplement the training and education of existing healthcare professionals in the area of human lactation.  All concepts, skills, and education in human lactation are taught in accordance with the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (www.iblce.org) and meet the standards for supporting, breastfeeding practices advised by the World Health Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Baby-Friendly USA.
 
Course Objectives
Following the didactic presentations and skills competency demonstrations, participants will:
  • Possess the necessary skills to educate prenatally about breastfeeding in both group and individual settings, including teaching a prenatal breastfeeding class;
  • Possess sufficient education in basic breastfeeding management to independently provide information and support to a breastfeeding parent via telephone or in a group setting, and while supervised by an IBCLC in a clinic or hospital environment;
  • Possess the necessary counseling skills to provide sensitive and culturally appropriate care to the breastfeeding parent and family;
  • Possess clinical judgment sufficient to refer breastfeeding parents appropriately to other healthcare providers including, but not limited to, IBCLCs in cases where medical issues or complex cases of lactation are present; and to 
  • Recognize and discuss solutions to alleviate common barriers to supporting a parent’s choice to exclusively breastfeed.

Completion of this course does not confer a hands-on breastfeeding support certification and participants should be supervised by an IBCLC or working under a separate healthcare credential if providing hands-on lactation care.  

Minimum 10 participants to hold class.  

BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by Dec 9, 2017.  

Participant Instructions

Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by Jan 3, 2018.  Curriculum must be printed and put in a binder prior to the first day of class.  No printed copies of the curriculum will be provided. 

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be granted after Dec 8, 2017, unless 10 participants are not registered. 

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, your check MUST be received no later than Dec 9 in order to honor the Early Bird rate.  

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge) – Total Number to be Determined

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers contact hours in continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. CERPs will be awarded.

Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate of attendance for CPEs for your professional development portfolio. 

Application has been submitted for approval of this course by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (www.learrc.org)

This course is co-sponsored by California Advanced Lactation Institute

www.californiaadvancedlactationinstitute.com

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

Jan
17
Wed
“Grow Our Own” Lactation Consultant Course Informational Webinar (Free)
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am

To register for informational webinar, go to: https://countyofriverside.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=countyofriverside   and enter meeting number (listed below)

To register for “Grow Our Own” lactation consultant/IBCLC prep course, go to: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1008111&

Jan
30
Tue
“Grow Our Own” Lactation Consultant Course Informational Webinar (free)
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm

To register for the webinar, go here: https://countyofriverside.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=countyofriverside  and enter meeting number (listed below)

To register for lactation consultant prep course, go here: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab1.aspx?EventID=1008111

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