Climate Change: Creating A Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU

June 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Miller Children's & Women's Hospital
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
Christine Staricka

BreastfeedLA invites you to Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach for Climate Change: Creating A Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU 

Please join us on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 8:30a.m. to 4p.m.


The NICU environment is undergoing significant shift in feeding culture, and soon the Neonatal BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative (NeoBFHI) will be on the tip of everyone’stongueThe modern NICU has science and technology on its side, and combining the advantages of today’s world with the innate knowledge of mothers and their infants, no matter how preterm, is increasingly seen as the best way forwardDrChristine Bixby will describehow applying the latest evidence for optimal preterm infant feeding routines requires ensuring the availability of pasteurized donor human milkaccess to trained lactation support providers, and consistent messaging across disciplines in the complex NICU environment.  

Creating culture of change to breastfeeding – friendly culture is process, not an overnight shiftJody King will discuss using evidence-based protocols to provide optimal breastfeeding care for preterm infants that results in better health outcomes for mothers and babies while simultaneously enhancing lactation support skills in staff.  

Dispelling long-held myths and misunderstandings about preterm infants and breastfeeding among healthcare providers is  necessary and is building block of the Neo-BFHI processDrBixby will explain how clarifying some of the existing misconceptions can  lead to improvements in breastfeeding outcomes and parents’ sense of involvement in their  infants’ care while in the NICU.

Integrating lactation care into the multidisciplinary care team in the NICU and
creating truly collaborative environment is valuable strategy for increasing both use of  breastmilk and breastfeedingpanel of staff from the NICU at Miller Children’s will discuss their
experiences creating progressive environment of communication andinnovation for constantly improving care.

About the Speakers

Christine Bixby, MD, FAAP, IBCLC is a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  She is also the Medical Director of CHOC’s Lactation Program.  

Jody King, RN, IV, BSN, IBCLC is the Lead Lactation Specialist of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital’s Lactation Program.  She has been a registered nurse for 37 years.  

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 Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806.

Parking is available on the campus of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital for $6/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.

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