Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition Seminar

March 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Antelope Valley Hospital
City of Hope Antelope Valley
44151 15th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534

Red Flags: When is Exclusive Breastfeeding Not a Safe Care Plan?

Identifying and supporting the at-risk dyad.

Susan Aldana, IBCLC
Karen Peters, MBA, RD, IBCLC

Both instructors are experienced breastfeeding trainers. They have been faculty members of BreastfeedLA and taught the Birth and Beyond Los Angeles course throughout California assisting hospitals to meet the staff education requirement of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. They are accredited La Leche Leaders, Board Certified Lactation Consultants and LLLI Peer Counselor Program Administrators.

Sessions include

  • Keeping the Breastfed Baby Safe: Time sensitive identification of at risk mothers and infants
  • Excessive Weight Loss and Elevated Bilirubin: Developing a care plan to ensure adequate infant intake and support the breastfeeding relationship
  • Insufficient Milk Supply: Helping mothers make more milk
  • Putting it into Practice: Case Studies

Registration includes

Continental breakfast, lunch, and continuing education credit.

LLL Leader Discount

Please contact Rhonda at events@LLLPacific for the discount code for current La Leche League Leaders.


Free parking is available in front of the building.


Printable event brochure here

Session Descriptions

Exclusively breastfeeding babies require appropriate assessment and monitoringto ensure that they are receiving adequate nutrition. In order to prevent excessive weight loss , dehydration and hospital readmission, we will discuss the red flags that alert us to breastfeeding dyads who require an alternate care plan. Hear how anticipatory guidance, preventive use of mothers own milk, and hand expression can be employed to support breastfeeding.

When excessive weight loss or jaundice occurs, breastfeeding mothers need specific guidance on what and how to supplement, and when and how to safely reduce supplementation and achieve exclusive breastfeeding. We will also explore care plans when exclusive breastfeeding is not possible.

“Not enough milk” is the most common reason for breastfeeding cessation. Yet, there are many, often interrelated causes, of insufficient milk supply. No matter the root cause, many women lose confidence in their ability to make enough milk. We will discuss strategies you can use to help mothers develop trust in their body,  initiate a robust milk supply, or increase a low milk supply.

Case studies and scenarios will wrap up the day so that we can practice the information from the earlier sessions to support exclusive breastfeeding and keep babies safe from lack of milk. 

Session Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, the participants will be able to:

  • List three dangers of undifferentiated lactation management;
  • Identify three strategies for increasing the use of mothers own milk in preventive supplementation;
  • List six strategies to increase milk supply; and to
  • Describe four steps to implement weaning from supplementation and restoring exclusive breastfeeding.

Target Audience

Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Lactation Consultants & Educators, LLL Leaders, Breastfeeding USA Counselors, Health Educators, CPHWs,  Case Managers, Home Visitors, Doulas, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Students, and others interested in supporting families in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.

Participant Confirmation and Handouts

Registration confirmation will be sent to participants providing an e-mail address.  If available, presentation handouts are sent via e-mail 2 business days prior to the seminar.

Continuing Education Credit 

Nurses: The Perinatal Advisory Council – Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC) is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider CEP 5862.  This course is approved for 6 contact hours of continuing education credit.


Lactation Consultants: Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) has been submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.


Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for their Professional Development Portfolio.


Childbirth Educators: Most childbirth education associations accept the CERPs (5L) for lactation consultants.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted, subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Sponsored by

La Leche League, Pacific Horizons Area

Co-sponsored by

Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition
Antelope Valley Hospital
WIC Program Antelope Valley Hospital



9:00 Registration
9:30 Keeping the Breastfed Baby Safe: Time sensitive identification of at risk mothers & infants
10:45 Break
11:00 Excessive Weight Loss and Elevated Bilirubin: Developing a care plan to ensure adequate infant intake and support the breastfeeding relationship
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Insufficient Milk Supply: Helping mothers make more milk
2:30 Break
2:45 Putting It Into Practice: Case Studies
4:00 Adjourn


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Antelope Valley Hospital- City of Hope Building
44151 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Friday, March 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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