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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

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    October 10 & 11, 2018 BreastfeedLA Summit

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Summit Agenda 2018

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    Looking for a job in the lactation field or looking to hire a lactation professional?  Check out BreastfeedLA's Job Corner.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Wed
RHBC East Meeting
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Aug
24
Fri
Birth and Beyond Breastfeeding Workshop and Train the Trainer @ South Los Angeles Health Projects
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
August 24, 25, & 26*

Birth and Beyond Breastfeeding Workshop and Train the Trainer Program
 
This workshop provides the evidence, knowledge and skills participants need to confidently support, establish and protect both early mother-infant attachment and breastfeeding in the hospital setting.
It will highlight the personal tools necessary to enhance early parent-infant attachment, and help families to listen to and understand the language of the newborn. Emphasis will be on honoring the mother’s beliefs and choices of infant feeding.
This workshop was adapted from California Department of Public Health’s Birth and Beyond California Learner Workshop and updated to meet the staff training objectives required by Baby Friendly USA™ for hospitals that are on the new 4-D Pathway to Baby-Friendly™ designation.
*Day 3 is the Train the Trainer component so participants can take the knowledge back to their facilities and train their colleagues.
 
This workshop is lively and participatory with interactive activities.
It is limited to 25 participants.
Certified Lactation Specialist Program: Oakland and Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This class offers comprehensive information on breastfeeding with an emphasis on hands-on skills to enable the provider to give effective and individualized assistance to breastfeeding mothers.

Instructor: Roseanne Gephart, MSN, CNM, IBCLC

Rosanne has worked with breastfeeding women for 40 years in clinics, hospitals, birth centers and at homes. She founded the Womens Health & Birth Center in Santa Rosa, California and Better Beginnings a non-profit with the mission of helping more babies receive the best food in the world….human milk.

 

Please see attached flyer for dates and details!!

 

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Watts Health WIC Department Breast Milk Drive @ Watts Healthcare Corporation WIC
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aug
25
Sat
Black Breastfeeding Week 2018!
Aug 25 – Aug 30 all-day
Aug
30
Thu
CinnaMoms Annual Breastfeeding Celebration @ Crenshaw Family YMCA
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

You are invited to the Annual Cinnamoms Breastfeeding Month Event in partnership with The Children’s Collective, Black Infant Health Program.

Theme: Transforming Into Me (Motherhood and Beyond) – “Red Table Talk, ” Paint & Chat, Dad’s section, and CinnaKids corner. Join Cinnamoms for a day of healing and empowerment!

Register @ www.Cinnamoms.org

Questions: Cinnamoms@phfewic.org

Aug
31
Fri
Certified Lactation Specialist Program: Oakland and Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This class offers comprehensive information on breastfeeding with an emphasis on hands-on skills to enable the provider to give effective and individualized assistance to breastfeeding mothers.

Instructor: Roseanne Gephart, MSN, CNM, IBCLC

Rosanne has worked with breastfeeding women for 40 years in clinics, hospitals, birth centers and at homes. She founded the Womens Health & Birth Center in Santa Rosa, California and Better Beginnings a non-profit with the mission of helping more babies receive the best food in the world….human milk.

 

Please see attached flyer for dates and details!!

 

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Sep
4
Tue
OC Breastfeeding Coalition Educational Conference @ OCHCA Training Center
Sep 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

For tickets and more information, visit our website at http://www.ocbreastfeedingcoalition.org

Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition Education Conference @ Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition
Sep 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration for the upcoming educational conference is open, online only:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lactation-hot-topics-2018-tickets-48788655181

 

September 4, 2018
8am-4pm
Santa Ana

Please register early as we anticipate this event reaching capacity. Also, please pass along/distribute the attached flyer and/or brochure to anyone who may be interested in joining. Hope to see you there!

 

The Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition
1128 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
714.203.5334
Tax ID#: 33-0928926
Help us to, “Make Breastfeeding the Cultural Norm.”

 

OCBFC Brochure Conference Brochure September 2018

Sep
11
Tue
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training September 2018 @ SLAHP
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm


Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018

**Attendance is mandatory for all 5 class dates including September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25
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.

BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal. If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by August 28, 2018 for Early Bird registration and September 7, 2018 for regular registration.

Participant Instructions

Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by June 15, 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 August 28, 2018.

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 August 28, 2018 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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