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Upcoming Events

Aug
29
Mon
Love & Baby-Wearing: LA Edition @ Crenshaw Family YMCA
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sep
14
Wed
BreastfeedLA presents The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation @ The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage 9.14.16

The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The California Endowment, Los Angeles

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Faculty:

 
 

Maya Bolman RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC

was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. Certified as IBCLC in 2001, she currently works as inpatient lactation consultant at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital.  Since 2009, she also works as a lactationconsultant in a large pediatric and breastfeeding medicine practice. Maya is internationally known for her work promoting hand expression and breast massage to breastfeeding mothers. She recognizes that teaching mothers these basic tools helps empower them to work through breastfeeding challenges including engorgement, plugged ducts, separation from the infant, and milk supply concerns. She has worked with Dr. Ann Witt to create an instructional video “The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand Expression” and conduct research on the effectiveness of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) both in the office and as a treatment at home for mothers.

 

Topics include

-The Art of Breast Massage in Supporting Lactation

 

-HAND-ling the Pain: The Role of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation, Research and Case Reviews

 

-All About that Bleb

 

-Teaching Therapeutic Breast Massage to Mothers

 

-Practice of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation for Clinicians (from 3:00-4:00pm, very limited space available)

 

Program Description

 

Breast pain is one of the major causes of weaning. The likelihood of weaning increases the longer pain persists. Engorgement, plugged ducts, and mastitis are commonly associated with acute breast pain.Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one of the important measures to resolve pain quickly.

 

The purpose of this presentation is to enhance knowledge of TBML techniques for relieving discomfort caused by engorgement, plugged ducts and mastitis in lactating women and learn how to empower breastfeeding mothers to use these techniques as well.

 

Additionally, there will be a presentation on the current research and treatment options for nipple blebs.

 

The day will end with a special one-hour clinical practice using TBML, open to clinicians only.

 

Program Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

– Describe how breast massage is used by different cultures to help with some problems as engorgement, plugged ducts andmastitis;
– Identify reasons for acute breast pain and discuss treatmentoptions;
– Describe latest research on nipple blebs; and to
– Practice teaching self-breast massage techniques to breastfeeding mothers.

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at the beautiful California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Free parking is available in their adjacent lot.

Cancellation Policy

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

Continuing Education Credits

offered at no additional charge

Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 4.8 to 6 contact hours of continuing education will be offered (depending on type of ticket you purchase). 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. 4 or 5 L CERPs will be awarded (depending on the type of ticket you purchase).

Registered Dietitians and Occupational Therapists: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.

 

Seminar with Maya Bolman @ California Endowment
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9:00am-4:00pm

The California Endowment

Los Angeles, CA

 

With Maya Bolman, RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC

This will be a fantastic opportunity to improve your clinical knowledge and skills in helping to resolve plugged ducts, engorgement, mastitis, and more!

Topics will include:

-The Art of Breast Massage in Supporting Lactation

-HAND-ling the Pain: The Role of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation, Research and Case Reviews

-All About that Bleb

-Teaching Therapeutic Breast Massage to Mothers

-Practice of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation for Clinicians (from 3:00-4:00pm, very limited space available for clinicians only)

About the speaker:

Maya Bolman RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. Certified as IBCLC in 2001, she currently works as inpatient lactation consultant at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital.  Since 2009, she also works as a lactation consultant in a large pediatric and breastfeeding medicine practice. Maya is internationally known for her work promoting hand expression and breast massage to breastfeeding mothers. She recognizes that teaching mothers these basic tools helps empower them to work through breastfeeding challenges including engorgement, plugged ducts, separation from the infant, and milk supply concerns. She has worked with Dr. Ann Witt to create an instructional video “The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand Expression” and conduct research on the effectiveness of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) both in the office and as a treatment at home for mothers.

 

 

 

Sep
22
Thu
BreastfeedLA presents Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop @ Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birth-beyond-train-the-trainer-workshop-tickets-26447354750 

Eventbrite – BreastfeedLA presents Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop – Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Valencia, CA. Find event and ticket information.

Sep
27
Tue
BreastfeedLA presents Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop @ Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Birth & Beyond eventbrite photo Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop Tickets, Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

Register Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birth-beyond-train-the-trainer-workshop-tickets-26447354750 

Eventbrite – BreastfeedLA presents Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop – Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Valencia, CA. Find event and ticket information.

Sep
30
Fri
BFLA Board Meeting (closed meeting)
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
2
Sun
Save the Date! BreastfeedLA Fall Fundraiser at the Cradle Company! @ The Cradle Company
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
6
Thu
North Community Meeting @ San Fernando Regional Pool
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
11
Tue
BreastfeedLA presents Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop @ Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Birth & Beyond eventbrite photo Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop Tickets, Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

Register Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birth-beyond-train-the-trainer-workshop-tickets-26447354750 

Eventbrite – BreastfeedLA presents Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop – Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Valencia, CA. Find event and ticket information.

RHBC South @ TBD
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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