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    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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    BreastfeedLA Summit October 10 & 11, 2018

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Upcoming Events

Jun
18
Mon
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training June 2018 @ South LA Health Projects
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training June 2018 @ South LA Health Projects | Inglewood | California | United States

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018 – June, 18, 19, 25, 26, 29 

Next Training Dates:

June 18-6th floor

June 19-4th floor

June 25th-6th floor

June 26th-4th floor

June 29th-6th floor

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.**
45-Hour Course Description
***Our Instructors and organization have values that we hold high and implement throughout all of our courses. These are respect of others’ lived experiences and maintaining a safe and inclusive space to learn and grow.***
 
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.  

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 June 04, 2018.  

Participant Instructions

Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by April 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 April 15, 2018, 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 April 15, 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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Jun
27
Wed
RHBC East Community Meeting @ PHFE WIC Program- Green Room
Jun 27 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm

We are very excited to invite attendees from all of our hospitals, medical clinic staff, lactation counselors and consultants, doulas, home visitors, and breastfeeding advocates of all kinds from Service Planning Areas (SPAs) 3 & 4 (otherwise known as San Gabriel Valley and Metro LA).

This meeting will be very informative and will provide you with an excellent networking opportunity. We will have a panel of speakers who will introduce you to local breastfeeding resources and support for across the breastfeeding journey. We also plan to share breast pump procurement information and crucial local and legislative updates.

Please note that this is a 3-hour event and starts earlier than our regular RHBC meetings.

Feel free to bring new partners/faces and please RSVP via the Eventbrite link “Register” !

We look forward to seeing you all next month!

– Your RHBC East planning team

RHBC East Meeting
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Jul
9
Mon
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training July 2018 @ FHEC Long Beach @ FHEC
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training July 2018 @ FHEC Long Beach @ FHEC | Long Beach | California | United States

 

Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018 – July 9, 12, 19, 23, 26

Early Bird Special: On or before June 25th, 2018   $495

Cost AFTER June 25th:   $550

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 July 9,12,19, 23, 26

 

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 June 25, 2018.
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 June 25, 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 June 25, 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

Jul
27
Fri
Save the Date: Better Beginnings- Birth, Breastfeeding, and Bonding Conference
Jul 27 all-day
Jul
30
Mon
Seminar-Neuroscience of Birth, Bonding, and Breastfeeding with Dr. Nils Bergman @ MemorialCare Miller Children's and Women's Hospital
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please join us for this special day-long seminar with Dr. Nils Bergman, focused on the role of neuroscience in birth, bonding, and breastfeeding.

 

Early Bird Registration is $130 and Ends July 16th!  After July 16th: $165

Kangaroo Mother Care has been proven to significantly impact the survival and positive outcomes of premature and very low weight babies. Skin-to-skin contact for full term babies has also been shown to contribute to better outcomes for breastfeeding and neurodevelopment.

Dr. Bergman will share his research on how Kangaroo Mother Care and other biological practices contribute to better outcomes for all infants and especially the most vulnerable neonates. Attendees will leave with concrete tools to improve outcomes in their facilities and practices.

Faculty

 

Dr. Bergman graduated at the University of Cape Town, and has worked in South Africa, Ciskei and, Sweden, before working seven years as Medical Superintendent and District Medical Officer at Manama Mission, Zimbabwe. Here he, together with Midwife Agneta Jurisoo, developed and implemented Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for premature infants right from birth. He now researches and promotes KMC fulltime. He was for 6 years Senior Medical Superintendent of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital (7000 deliveries per year) and five Midwife Obstetric Units (11000 deliveries per year). Dr Bergman continues to live and work in Cape Town, as a Consulting Public Health Physician. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:
Summarize principles from various disciplines that impact breastfeeding.
Describe the relevance of neuroscience to the early neonatal period.
Apply neurobehavioral techniques to support breastfeeding, in preterm and full term infants
Link sleeping behavior with feeding behaviorStart applying healthier principles in maternal-infant care

 

 

Photography Policy
When registering for this event you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this photography policy and consent that you will use the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.

Cancellation Policy
Credit for future seminars is available under special circumstances until one week prior to event.
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 6 contact hours of continuing education. 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.

Aug
2
Thu
RHBC North Meeting @ Webinar
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
13
Mon
OCLCA General Meeting @ Kaiser Irvine
Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
14
Tue
RHBC South @ SLAHP
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
15
Wed
RHBC West Meeting
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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