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  • California Department of Public Health

    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

  • Advocacy

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

     

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Milk Depots

After screening, donors may drop off their breast milk at the two locations below. Please see www.mothersmilk.org for information about how you can become a... Read more

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Upcoming Events

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

Feb
1
Thu
RHBC North Meeting
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

HOST: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital

LOCATION: The Henry Mayo Center, rooms 1 & 2 (See attached map)

PARKING: FREE, in Parking lot #23815, notated in GREEN on attached map.

TOPIC: WHO Changes to the 10 STEPS

UPDATED MediCal DME Guidelines

RESULTS from the LAC DPH RHBC Survey

**The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) are countywide meetings hosted by the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, PAC/LAC, BreastfeedLA and the WIC program to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals.

This policy initiative brings together public health officials, hospital administrators, breastfeeding and quality improvement experts to discuss meaningful ways to create systems change and improve in-hospital breastfeeding policies and practices.

We invite our community partners, FQHCs, clinics, physicians, home visitations programs to participate with our hospitals to learn about our community resources and to invite collaboration in providing seamless support for breastfeeding families.

 

RSVP to Genevieve Colvin by email at genevievecolvin@nevhc.org.

Feb
7
Wed
“Grow Our Own” Lactation Consultant Course Informational Webinar (Free)
Feb 7 @ 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

Feb
12
Mon
OCLCA General Meeting @ Kaiser Irvine
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Orange County Lactation Consultant Association general meeting on the 2nd Monday of February, May, August, and November.

Kaiser Irvine
6650 Alton Pkway
Medical Office Blding 2 5th Floor, Conference Rm 1

Subscribe to our newsletter to get Orange County lactation news at www.oclca.org
(Informal coffee meetups happen every intervening month.)

Meetings are open to lactation professionals including IBCLCs, CLEs, CLECs, LLL leaders, and students of these professions.

Feb
13
Tue
Sold Out! BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training @ South LA Health Projects
Feb 13 @ 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 improve 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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RHBC South Meeting
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
15
Thu
Helping Families Who Exclusively Pump – Webinar w/ Nancy Mohrbacher @ Webinar
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Helping Families Who Exclusively Pump - Webinar w/ Nancy Mohrbacher @ Webinar

Please join us for a live webinar on Thurs, Feb 15, 2018 at 10a.m. (PDT) featuring Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA. Nancy will discuss the latest research on pumping, including how to establish healthy milk production for families with babies in the NICU and how to best support those who choose to pump and bottle feed.

REGISTER HERE
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Objectives,
Objective 1: Explain how the physical laws of milk production apply to those exclusively pumping.
Objective 2: Describe optimal pumping strategies after birth among exclusively pumping families and how they vary over time.
Objective 3: Summarize the evidence on how to tailor a pumping plan to individual physical differences.
Session description
Nancy will discuss the latest research on pumping, including how to establish healthy milk production for families with babies in the NICU and for those who choose to pump and bottle feed.

Nancy will also discuss specific recommendations for scheduling pump sessions, frequency and length, ways to individualize pumping plans based on breast storage capacity and how to be of most help and support to families who pump and bottle-feed.

REGISTER HERE
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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.

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 L-CERPs will be awarded.

Feb
21
Wed
RHBC West Meeting
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
27
Tue
“Grow Our Own” Lactation Consultant Course Informational Webinar (Free)
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am

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

 

Feb
28
Wed
RHBC East Meeting
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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