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Maternal Mental Health 101 Webinar (Free)
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

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Learn about the range of maternal mental health disorders, the prevalence, signs and symptoms and recommended treatment options in this complimentary webinar hosted by 2020 Mom and presented by Postpartum Support International.




UCSD Lactation Educator Counselor Course Start Date – Orange, CA
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm

This is the first date of the 5-day CLEC course offered by UCSD Extension.

Dates for this course are (2017) : Sept 26, 27, 28 and Nov 16 and 17.

Additional details and enrollment information are available at


Birthing Justice Forum @ California Endowment
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Expert Management of Medications During Lactation with Dr. Thomas Hale @ Antelope Valley Hospital Community Resource Center
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to join us for a full day seminar with Dr. Thomas Hale!

Please join us on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

at Antelope Valley Hospital


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BreastfeedLA is proud to present Dr. Thomas Hale, the nation’s leading researcher on medications and their effects on lactation, in the Antelope Valley for a full day of learning! Dr. Hale has spent years directing research that measures the precise volumes of individual medications entering milk and the amount available to infants upon ingestion of the milk of medicated mothers.
Dr. Hale will begin the day by discussing the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers and factors to consider to ensure optimal safety and effectiveness for both mother and child.
As it is now known that the duration of breastfeeding has a clear impact on the health of mother and child, and that families often discontinue breastfeeding if mothers become ill or require medications, Dr. Hale’s second session will offer an in-depth look at how medications can affect milk production, which can significantly impact the duration of breastfeeding.
After lunch, Dr. Hale will present the latest evidence on drugs of abuse, including marijuana, and breastfeeding, offering some insight into this complicated and controversial topic. Dr. Hale will take us inside the recommendations and guidelines, looking at the science of how and whether these drugs actually enter the milk and their potential effects on breastmilk-fed infants and toddlers.
Creating a care plan for a breastfeeding dyad when a mother is diagnosed with an infectious disease can be a daunting task. Dr. Hale outlines the process of how to consider the options and ensure that the protection of breastfeeding is held up as one of the critical factors.
Move beyond assumptions, away from broad recommendations to wean, and into a place of true understanding about how medications and breastfeeding interact. Get the facts with Dr. Hale and BreastfeedLA in the Antelope Valley!


9:00am Registration

9:30am Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers

10:30am Break

10:45am Drugs and Milk Production

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Breastfeeding and Drugs of Abuse – Marijuana and Others

2:30pm Break

2:45pm Infectious Disease and Breastfeeding

4:00pm Adjourn

About the Speaker

Thomas Hale, Ph.D., R.Ph., is a professor of pediatrics and associate dean of research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and acting executive director of the InfantRisk Center.

Hale is considered one of the foremost expert in the field of perinatal pharmacology and the use of medications by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

5 L-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 CEUs, and 6 units of CME for physicians 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.

This event is co-sponsored by Antelope Valley Hospital and the Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition.


Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Antelope Valley Hospital 44151 15th St West, Lancaster, CA 93534. Parking is available at no charge.  The Metrolink Train provides service from L.A. to the Antelope Valley on the Antelope Valley Line –  details at

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 Substitutes (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.

Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition Hot Topics in Lactation @ Orange County Health Care Agency
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
BreastfeedLA Community Meeting – North @ San Fernando Community Pool
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
RHBC South Meeting @ PIH Health Whittier
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

RHBC East Meeting @ San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Clinical – Hyperbilirubinemia and Hypoglycemia

Save the Date! BreastfeedLA Seminar @ Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Details to be announced!

OCLCA General Meeting @ Kaiser Irvine
Nov 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

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(Informal coffee meetups happen every intervening month.)

Meetings are open to lactation professionals including IBCLCs, CLEs, CLECs, LLL leaders, and students of these professions.

  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data.

    Read more here!

  • Healthcare

    The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) meetings to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals. Learn more

  • LA Convention Center-Breastfeeding Friendly!

    Learn more here.

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