Partner Event – Orange Co Breastfeeding Coalition Updates: 2017 Concerns for Breastfeeding @ The Public Health Training Center
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Birth, Breastfeeding, & 21st Century Science @ St Francis Medical Center
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to St Francis Medical Center for a seminar featuring Tom Johnston, CNM, IBCLC.  

Please join us on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 8a.m. to 3p.m. for Birth, Breastfeeding, & 21st Century Science.


– Preventing the First Cesarean Section, a discussion of evidence-based practices shown to help reduce the risk of cesarean birth and how to best support those practices

– A Father’s Role in Breastfeeding, a humorous and insightful look at the critical role a father can play in breastfeeding

– The Maternal-Newborn Microbiome or “Oro-Boobular” Axis: What Do We Know and What Does It Mean?, the latest on what is known about how the suckling infant communicates with its mother, creating a biologically-active network and system

About the Speaker

Tom Johnston is unique as a midwife and lactation consultant and the father of eight breastfed children.  Recently retired after 27 years in the US Army, he is now an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Methodist University where he teaches, among other things, Maternal-Child Nursing and Nutrition. You may have heard him at a number of conferences at the national level, to include the Association of Woman’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the International Lactation Consultant’s Association (ILCA), or at perhaps dozens of other conferences across the country. In his written work he routinely addresses fatherhood and the role of the father in the breastfeeding relationship and has authored a chapter on the role of the father in breastfeeding for “Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A survival guide to breastfeeding in the military”.  Learn more about Tom at

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.


Location and Parking

This seminar is located at St Francis Medical Center, 3630 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262.

Parking is available on the campus of St Francis Medical Center for $8/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.

Partner Event: Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy: Applications for Breastfeeding
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on modality that can help mothers and babies who are having breastfeeding problems. This one-day seminar will provide an explanation of what CranioSacral Therapy is, how it works, and why it can be useful to breastfeeding families.

10:00am   Registration
10:30am   What is CranioSacral Therapy?
12:00pm   The CranioSacral Rhythm: Theory and Practice
1:15pm      Lunch (*please bring your own lunch)
2:15pm     CranioSacral Therapy Touch: Energy Transmission & Tissue Release
3:45pm    CranioSacral Therapy Applications for Breastfeeding
5:00pm    Adjourn

2006_0513BN-1(cropped)INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Steinberg, RN, LCCE, IBCLC, CST, is a lactation consultant and CranioSacral Therapist who has been providing healthcare services to expectant and new families for over 30 years. Ellen is a registered nurse, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. As an Upledger-Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Ellen specializes in working with mothers and babies.




REGISTRATION: $125 until one week in advance  /  $150 thereafter

To register, either:
-Send a check to:
Ellen Steinberg
4431 Callada Place
Tarzana, CA 91356
-or, Send via PayPal to:

Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Connected Care to Help Families Thrive: Breastfeeding, Maternal Mental Health and the Community Circle @ Valley Prebyterian Hospital
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Earlybird Registration Open Now!

Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett will be here in Los Angeles to present at “Connected Care to Help Families Thrive: Breastfeeding, Maternal Mental Health, and the Community Circle on Thursday, May 25, 2017!

Download Brochure Here

Save the Date! BreastfeedLA Seminar @ Miller Children's & Women's Hospital
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Details to be announced!

Save the Date – Webinar!
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Details Coming Soon!

Save the Date! @ Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Details Coming Soon!

Partner Event – Save the Date: 2017 Health Disparities Conference @ The California Endowment
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Presented by Los Angeles County Action Learning Collaborative

Save-the- Date! The Los Angeles Action Learning Collaborative will be hosting their 2nd annual Health Disparities conference on November 15, 2017.

Health professionals who work with pregnant women and infants are invited to join us for this event. Presenters will discuss the factors negatively impacting maternal and infant health in Los Angeles County and outline strategies to reduce racial, ethnic and geographic disparities in birth outcomes.

 Registration will open in September 2017. The training will take place at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

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