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  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data has been released!!

    Read more here!

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

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    Read the 2014 LA County Breastfeeding Summit Report Here

RECAP: “Spring Into Giving” BreastfeedLA IMPACT Awards a success!

The BreastfeedLA IMPACT Awards was held May 11th, 2017 at the Castaway Burbank, and we enjoyed a beautiful night celebrating North/East L.A. County’s  breastfeeding community’s “best... Read more

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Upcoming Events

May
16
Tue
UCSD Lactation Educator Counselor Course Start Date – Loma Linda, CA
May 16 @ 8:00 am – Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

This is the first date of the 5-day CLEC course offered by UCSD Extension.

Dates for this course are (2017) : May 16, 17, 18 and June 26 and 27.

Additional details and enrollment information are available at www.breastfeeding-education.com

 

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

Topic:

Cultural Issues

Jun
6
Tue
BreastfeedLA Steering Committee – Virtual Meeting
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
13
Tue
RHBC South Meeting
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics:

BFHI Step 10

Outpatient Support

Jun
15
Thu
Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition Fundraiser @ Vince’s Pasta & Pizza
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Jun
19
Mon
Partner Event: Diversity, Determinants, & Disparities in Perinatal Mental Health Conference
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm
Jun
21
Wed
RHBC West Meeting
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
26
Mon
Climate Change: Creating A Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU @ Miller Children's & Women's Hospital
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach for Climate Change: Creating A Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU 

Please join us on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 8:30a.m. to 4p.m.

The NICU environment is undergoing significant shift in feeding culture, and soon the Neonatal BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative (NeoBFHI) will be on the tip of everyone’stongueThe modern NICU has science and technology on its side, and combining the advantages of today’s world with the innate knowledge of mothers and their infants, no matter how preterm, is increasingly seen as the best way forwardDrChristine Bixby will describehow applying the latest evidence for optimal preterm infant feeding routines requires ensuring the availability of pasteurized donor human milkaccess to trained lactation support providers, and consistent messaging across disciplines in the complex NICU environment.  

Creating culture of change to breastfeeding – friendly culture is process, not an overnight shiftJody King will discuss using evidence-based protocols to provide optimal breastfeeding care for preterm infants that results in better health outcomes for mothers and babies while simultaneously enhancing lactation support skills in staff.  

Dispelling long-held myths and misunderstandings about preterm infants and breastfeeding among healthcare providers is  necessary and is building block of the Neo-BFHI processDrBixby will explain how clarifying some of the existing misconceptions can  lead to improvements in breastfeeding outcomes and parents’ sense of involvement in their  infants’ care while in the NICU.

Integrating lactation care into the multidisciplinary care team in the NICU and
creating truly collaborative environment is valuable strategy for increasing both use of  breastmilk and breastfeedingpanel of staff from the NICU at Miller Children’s will discuss their
experiences creating progressive environment of communication andinnovation for constantly improving care.

About the Speakers

Christine Bixby, MD, FAAP, IBCLC is a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  She is also the Medical Director of CHOC’s Lactation Program.  

Jody King, RN, IV, BSN, IBCLC is the Lead Lactation Specialist of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital’s Lactation Program.  She has been a registered nurse for 37 years.  

5 L-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 CEUs will be awarded for attending this learning opportunity.  When you register early, you receive the best value on our seminars!  Earlybird Registration is now open.

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Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806.

Parking is available on the campus of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital for $6/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)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 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. 5 L CERPs will be awarded.

Photography Policy

When registering for this event, you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. You understand that your interview, video, and/or photographic image may be used in print or digital/electronic form (e.g., publications, website, advertising, videos) and may recognize your association with BreastfeedLA.

When registering for this event, you agree to the following:

– not to post photos of the speakers’ slides on social media or use them for any other purpose than your own education.

– to print a copy of the speakers’ presentations for your own use only and not to share the links or presentations with any persons not registered for this event.

Sharing of Your Contact Information

If you select “Yes” during registration, BreastfeedLA may share your first name and email address with the vendors who exhibit at this event.  BreastfeedLA partners with vendors who comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Subsitutes (the WHO Code) and who offer products or services which may benefit you and/or your clients.  If you select “No” during registration, BreastfeedLA will NOT share your contact information with anyone and will only use your contact information to contact you with details about this event and future BreastfeedLA events.

Jun
28
Wed
BreastfeedLA East Community Meeting @ PHFE WIC
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Network, Learn, and Get Connected 

Wednesday, June 28th

9:00am-12noon

REGISTER HERE

Sustaining breastfeeding after hospital discharge requires ongoing, reliable, consistent support from peers and professionals. We’ll have a panel of speakers representing hospital outpatient lactation clinics and community-based lactation support groups.

***1 contact hours / 1 L CERP available for an additional cost ($20 payable day of event at registration)

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider 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. 1 L CERP will be awarded for this seminar.

There will be dedicated time to share resources and network, so please remember to bring business cards and informational material!

In the work of breastfeeding advocacy, you are only as strong as your connection to others. Strengthen your breastfeeding advocacy “muscles” by meeting others with similar goals. Our Community Meetings are attended by…

Hospital Staff
La Leche League Members & Leaders
Breastfeeding moms
WIC staff (including Peer Counselors)
Doulas and Birth Assistants
Childcare Professionals
Human Resource Professionals
Breastfeeding Advocates From All Walks of Life!

*Only one person per ticket, please. We have a strict maximum attendance rule.
*Babes in arms welcome.

 

Jul
26
Wed
Beyond Breastfeeding Promotion: Actively Supporting Families Webinar featuring Dr. Anne Eglash @ Online
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

BreastfeedLA Webinar

Beyond Breastfeeding Promotion: Actively Supporting Families featuring Dr. Anne Eglash of The Milk Mob

Please join us for a live webinar on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 10a.m. to 11:00a.m. (Pacific) with Live Question and Answer Session from 11-11:30 a.m. to expand your ability to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding families!

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

REGISTER HERE https://eglashwebinar.eventbrite.com/

Dr. Eglash helps audiences of healthcare professionals all over the country understand how they can do more than just talk about supporting breastfeeding!
Learn the facts that matter to families and understand what you can do as a healthcare provider to ensure that breastfeeding families are given the clinical help they need.
Hear more about how common interventions in the postpartum period can help or hinder families from meeting their own breastfeeding goals – you can truly have an impact!

Objectives

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

Describe 3 populations that are at risk for low breastfeeding rates
State 3 preconception risk factors for insufficient milk supply
Identify 3 common reasons why women do not initiate breastfeeding
Describe 2 interventions postpartum that help protect and support breastfeeding
State 3 ways that providers can be supportive in the office after hospital dischargeUpon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

This webinar is approved for 1 L-CERP and 1 CEU.

Faculty

Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM

Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Public Health

Medical Director, UW Lactation Services
Medical Director, Mothers Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes

Founder and President of The Milk Mob, dedicated to building Breastfeeding Friendly Medical Systems and Communities

Earlybird Registration Ends July 19, 2017 at midnight Pacific time: $25

General Registration Ends July 26, 2017 at 9a.m. $30

REGISTER HERE https://eglashwebinar.eventbrite.com/

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

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)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1 contact hour 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 L-CERP will be awarded.

When registering for this event, you agree to the following:

– not to post photos of the speakers’ slides on social media or use them for any other purpose than your own education.

– to print a copy of the speakers’ presentations for your own use only and not to share the links or presentations with any persons not registered for this event.

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