Please join us for a day-long seminar focused on serving the high risk infant population. The seminar will cover sensory development, bodywork, longitudinal outpatient breastfeeding support, how to integrate lactation care in a pediatric setting, the role of the IBCLC in supporting the maternal infant dyad and the unique needs of babies in the NICU and their parents during lactation.
Please join us for a day-long seminar focused on serving the high risk infant population. The seminar will cover sensory development, torticollis, longitudinal outpatient breastfeeding support, how to integrate lactation care in a pediatric setting, the role of the IBCLC in supporting the maternal infant dyad and the unique needs of babies in the NICU and their parents during lactation.
This seminar will feature 3 amazing speakers and 4 incredible presentations:
Julie Matheney MS, CCC-SLP knew when she was ten years old that she wanted to feed babies for a living. She earned her Masters in speech-language pathology and has worked with infants, children, and adults with feeding and swallowing disorders for the past decade. While most people assume speech therapists teach children who stutter or work on “r’s and s’s”, the bulk of her job is feeding and swallowing. The same things you speak with, you eat with! During her years working in the NICU, she discovered her passion for working with the breastfeeding dyad and became an IBCLC in 2017. She currently works part time in acute care as a speech pathologist, on call as a lactation consultant in the same hospital, and has a private practice in lactation consulting in the side. She enjoys helping both mother and baby in the feeding process. Her loving husband is always supportive of her in her vocational passions. She has a two and a half year old daughter, Violet, who is the joy of her life and is expecting another baby girl this coming July.
Presentation #1: Lactation Support in the High Risk Infant Population: How Sensory Development Impacts Breastfeeding
Description: The five senses overlap in development in útero and babies born premature, especially micropreemies, are born with underdeveloped senses that may make breastfeeding complicated. This seminar will address typical sensory development and how lactation consultants can keep the senses in mind when working with this population in and out of the NICU.
Presentation #2: Balancing The Body To Benefit Breastfeeding
Description: Bodywork is a popular recommendation to assist with breastfeeding whenever there is tension, pain or abnormalities in the body. Bodywork is often misunderstood or under utilized by the lactation community. Learn how to identify when a baby needs bodywork and which manual therapy would be the most beneficial to reach breastfeeding goals.
1) Identify when there is a structural or physiological difference in a babies body that is impacting Breastfeeding
2) Identify the correct manual therapy (chiropractic, cranial sacral, osteopathy, physical/occupational therapy) to bring babies body back into balance to optimize breast-feeding
Hope Wills, MA, RDN, CSP, IBCLCworks with mothers, infants and feeding in a variety of settings, including the NICU. She serves as a registered dietitian and a lactation consultant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; and, as part-time lecturer at USC’s Keck School of Medicine teaching graduate level courses in public health and clinical nutrition. She is a staff nutritionist at the Center for Child Development and Developmental Disabilities at USC Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Presentation: Lactation support in a High Risk Infant population
Description: Presenation of three cases from USC’s High Risk infant follow up clinic. The presentation will be interactive- with opportunity for small group discussion.
1) List three perinatal risk factors that impact breastfeeding/lactation for maternal infant dyad, in the high risk infant population
2) Articulate the role of the IBCLC in supporting the maternal infant dyad, in the high risk infant population
3) Discuss 3 common misconceptions about breastfeeding/lactation for the maternal infant dyad in the high risk infant population
4) Incorporate evidence based strategies to support breastfeeding/lactation
5) Identify opportunities for collaboration with other disciplines
Dr. Christine Bottrell Mirzaian, MD, MPH, CLC is the director of AltaMed’s Lactation Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC’s Keck School of Medicine.
Presentation: Outpatient Breastfeeding Support in a Pediatric Clinic: the Lactation Clinic at AltaMed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Description: Overview of common breastfeeding challenges seen it the outpatient setting will be presented, as well as the work done at the Lactation Clinic at AltaMed at CHLA. Time for discussion with include questions and answers and brainstorming regarding ways outpatient breastfeeding support can be improved in participants’ practice settings.
1) Understand how and why breastfeeding rates decrease after birth hospitalization
2) Discuss a model of integrating lactation care in a pediatric setting
3) Plan ways in which outpatient breastfeeding support could be improved in your current practice setting
Liza Mackintosh, MD, CLEC-Director, Newborn Services at AltaMed at CHLA and Westlake
Angelica Benitez, IBCLC-Lactation Consultant, AltaMed at CHLA and Westlake.
Credit for future seminars is available under special circumstances until one week prior to event.
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)
RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 5.4 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. 4.5 L-CERPs will be awarded.
RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.