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  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data has been released!!

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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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    Join us for Wine on the Green benefiting BreastfeedLA at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room, June 26, 2016.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Tue
BreastfeedLA presents Birth & Beyond – Train the Trainer Workshop @ Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Sep 27 @ 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
30
Fri
BFLA Board Meeting (closed meeting)
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 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

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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.

RHBC South @ St. Mary Medical Center
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Mary Medical Center
(BF Guidelines updates)
Oct
17
Mon
Supporting Vulnerable Families: Mental Health and Breastfeeding @ San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Supporting Vulnerable Families: Mental Health and Breastfeeding

Monday, October 17, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
Community Health and Education Center
San Gabriel, CA

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Faculty:

 

Emily Dossett, MD, MTS
Reproductive Psychiatrist
LAC+USC and The Maternal Wellness Center

 

Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC
Training Director, Maternal Mental Health NOW
Los Angeles, CA

 

Cheryl A. Milford, Ed.S.
Educational Psychologist/Neonatal Psychologist, Infant/Toddler Development Consultant
Huntington Beach, CA

 

Topics include 

-Maternal Mental Health Update: Los Angeles County

-Parenting in the NICU

-Caring for Families in the NICU and After Discharge

-Panel Discussion: Supporting Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health

-Breastfeeding and Psychiatry: The Latest on Medications and Lactation

 

Program Description

 

We are excited to present a day-long seminar focused on supporting families in getting the mental health and breastfeeding help that they need to thrive.

 

The first half of the day will focus on the special needs of babies in the NICU and their parents. Our expert speaker will provide crucial information on the psychological process of becoming a parent, infant/parent attachment, and best practices for caring for families in the NICU setting.

 

After lunch, a lively panel discussion with lactation and mental health professionals will illuminate the process of working as a team to provide a safety net for new families facing mental health challenges.

 

Our final talk will enhance your knowledge of medications commonly used in treating mothers with postpartum mood disorders who desire to breastfeed.

 

Program Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

-Describe the importance of breast milk for infants and parents in the NICU;

 

-Explain how the discharge process from the NICU impacts family functioning and emotions;

 

-Explain how lactation consultants and mental health professionals can work together to protect new families; and

 

-Describe language needed for talking to a new mother about serious mental illness.

 

Location and Parking

San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
Community Health and Education Center (CHEC)
261 Junipero Serra Dr., San Gabriel, CA  91776

There is limited parking in the CHEC lot; street parking is available, but please read street signs as some parking is time-limited.

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

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’sprovider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 2.5 R and 2.5L CERPs will be awarded.

RD: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio. 

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Oct
26
Wed
RHBC East @ Greater El Monte Community Hospital
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Greater El Monte Community
Hospital
(BF Guidelines updates)
Nov
10
Thu
Seminar at Good Samaritan Hospital with Dr. Jack Newman @ Good Samaritan Hospital
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA Presents

Dr. Jack Newman: Breastfeeding Full Circle

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles

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Faculty:

Dr Jack Newman

Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Jack Newman graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1970, interning at the Vancouver General Hospital.  He did his training in pediatrics in Quebec City and then at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from 1977-1981 to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1981 as well as Board Certified by the AAP in 1981.  He has worked as a physician in Central America, New Zealand and as a pediatrician in South Africa (in the Transkei).  He founded the first hospital based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984.  He has been a consultant for UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, evaluating the first candidate hospitals in Gabon, the Ivory Coast and Canada.   Dr. Newman was a staff pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children emergency department from 1983 to 1992, and was, for a period of time, the acting chief of the emergency services.  However, once the breastfeeding clinic started functioning, it took more and more of his time and he eventually worked full time helping mothers and babies succeed with breastfeeding.  He now works at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute based at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.   Dr. Newman has several publications on breastfeeding, and in 2000 published, along with Teresa Pitman, a help guide for professionals and mothers on breastfeeding, called, Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding, as it’s known in Canada (revised editions, January 2003 and January 2005), and The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, as it’s known in the US (revised edition, November 2006).  The book has been translated into French, Indonesian and Japanese and is in the process of being translated into Spanish and Italian (expected publication for both in the fall of 2010).  In 2006, Dr. Newman, along with Teresa Pitman, published The Latch and Other Keys to Breastfeeding Success (Hale Publishing) and this book is in the process of being translated into French (expected publication in the fall of 2010).  He has also, along with Edith Kernerman, developed a DVD as a teaching tool for health professionals and mothers.  It is available in English and French.  As well, it is subtitled in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Topics include

“What They Didn’t Teach You About Breastfeeding In Your Medical Training”

“Numbers on Demand”

“Controversies in Breastfeeding: Is Nipple Confusion Real? and What To Do When A Baby Doesn’t Gain”

“Breastfeeding and Adult Health”

 

Program Description

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jack Newman, pediatrician and internationally-recognized expert in lactation medicine to Los Angeles for a full day workshop!

Dr. Newman will begin the day with a phenomenal address on what physicians and others are not being told about breastfeeding in their medical training.

Next, Numbers on Demand will enhance your ability to do the math on weight loss, jaundice, and newborn hypoglycaemia.

After lunch, Dr. Newman will dive in to some of the controversies of breastfeeding support such as the realities of nipple confusion and what to do when a baby doesn’t gain weight.

Finally, Breastfeeding and Adult Health will bring the day and the topic full circle.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear internationally-renowned physician and speaker Dr. Jack Newman!

 Program Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

– Name two facts about breastfeeding which are not commonly included in medical school education
– Identify three commonly believed “numbers-based” concepts about breastfeeding which interfere with normal breastfeeding function or milk production
– Identify three possible causes for a baby’s slow weight gain
– Name two strategies for managing a baby’s slow weight gain while protecting both baby and breastfeeding
– Describe three ways being breastfed affects a person’s health into adulthood

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Good Samaritan Hospital, 1225 WIlshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.  Parking is available for $8 per day.

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.

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Nov
11
Fri
Milk: An Infant Feeding Conference @ Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day

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Presented by Mommycon
www.milkconference.com

MILK is first and foremost a conference about providing information that supports feeding with confidence. The two-day event takes place in beautiful Southern California. This hybrid-style conference merges parenting events with an authentic medical conference that provides incredible information at a pricepoint that emerging professionals and parents can afford. Speakers in 2015 included: Dr. Jay Gordon, Elizabeth Bachner, Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, Kimberly Seals Allers, Dr. Henrik Norholt, and more. We aim to bring the best in emerging infant feeding practices to a discerning audience in 2016. We look forward to seeing you at MILK!

Nov
16
Wed
RHBC West @ TBD
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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