Events

Feb
5
Tue
Lactation Education Specialist Training Part 2 @ SLAHP
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm

Course Dates: February 5, 13, 19, 27, 28 @ South Los Angeles Projects

Prerequisite is BreastfeedLA’s LES course or another comparable 45 hour lactation education training provided in the previous 5 years.

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Consultant Education Course is
an advanced and comprehensive educational course that
provides the second 45 hours as mandated by the IBLCE
for certification as a Lactation Consultant. This information
will allow graduates to have the background necessary to
prepare students to pass the educational components of the
IBLCE exam for certification as an IBCLC.

This course may be utilized to satisfy the lactation education requirements for pathway 1 or 3 of the IBCLE requirement.

Please note:

All checks must be paid at the general registration price.

Feb
19
Tue
CinnaMoms Black History Month Pop-Up Series @ Multiple Locations (Please Look at Flyer)
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm
Feb
27
Wed
RHBC East
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

RHBC East (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

Feb 27

April 17

June 26 (community meeting)

Aug 28

Oct 23

Dec 11

Asian Breastfeeding Task Force Meeting @ Citrus Valley Health Partners
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Contact Cindy Young at cyoung@breastfeedla.org for address.

Mar
2
Sat
Tongue and Lip Tie: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Care
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

****This event is intended for Lactation Professionals Only****

Program Description

“Tongue tie” (clinically known as ankyloglossia) is of great interest in some settings and is still quite unknown in others. Tongue tie can restrict proper lingual functionality and mobility. These restrictions can cause significant feeding difficulties for infants. Feeding challenges can be complex and multi-factorial, therefore a comprehensive understanding of infant oral anatomy can help clinicians better assess and care for the patients they serve. The speaker will present on signs and symptoms of tongue tie, related health concerns, assessment and treatment strategies, and the status of the evidence base. Dr. Shari Carroll and her team are excited to host Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC from Portland, Oregon. Melissa is known for her research and clinical care around the topic of ankyloglossia. She will present up-to-date information regarding oral restrictions, assessment techniques, treatment and aftercare. This presentation is excellent for anyone that clinically assesses infants, works with feeding issues, and/or provides pediatric or lactation care. Space is limited so register early!

Objective

  • Assess restrictions of the lingual and labial frenulum in babies
  • Identify unique issues and implement targeted care strategies for dyads coping with ankyloglossia
  • Demonstrate the collaboration and team work involved when dealing with oral restrictions

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 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

 

Mar
8
Fri
Oral Assessment 101 – Webinar @ Online
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for a live webinar on Friday, March 08, 2019 at 10 am PST for a timely and informative talk about the basics of oral assessment for lactation support professionals.

Réka Morvay, MA, IBCLC holds degrees in Psychology from UC Berkeley and Cornell University. She received her IBCLC in 2011. Her Masters degree is in Biological Psychology, specifically in Hormones and Reproductive Behavior. She is a trained childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula. She has been providing lactation education to health care workers, birth professionals and lactation support staff since 2012. She currently teaches BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist training and Lactation Consultant Education Course. She provides clinical support to lactating parents through a hospital outpatient clinic and her private practice

Objectives

  • Understand the mechanics of oral assessment for breastfeeding
  • Name known newborn feeding related reflexes and behaviors
  • Describe the physiological latching sequence
  • Observe and resolve issues with latching
  • State different types of tongue-tie-symptoms and causes
  • Perform an oral assessment on an infant
  • Counsel lactating parents and provide education materials

Session description

Réka Morvay will discuss the anatomical and functional features to look for when performing an oral assessment related to breastfeeding. Newborn reflexes and oral anatomy must come together to make feeding possible. Variations in oral anatomy and/or infant feeding behavior may contribute to compromised development of orofacial structures, and can affect overall health and function through the lifetime.

Recording Policy

Attendees of this webinar are not permitted to make personal recordings of the webinar for any purpose.  A recording of the webinar will be distributed to you for your own personal use approximately 48 hours after the event ends.  By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this recording policy and consent that you will use the webinar, the recording, and the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.

Cancellation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view at their convenience, therefore no refunds will be granted

Payment Policy

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 2 contact hour 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. 2 L-CERP will be awarded.

RD: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1 L-CERPs will be awarded.

 

 

 

 

Apr
2
Tue
Lactation Education Specialist Training @ SLAHP
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm

Course dates: April 2019: 2, 11, 18, 24, 30 (Alternative Day 5 – May 7th)

An alternative date for the last class has been set to accommodate those attending the California WIC Association Annual Trade Show and Conference @ Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego.

Like all other 45-hour courses, our course provides the learner with a background in basic breastfeeding management in preparation for providing education and counseling to breastfeeding families and for the IBCLC® exam.

**Attendance is mandatory for all 5 class dates including April 2019: 2, 11, 18, 24, 30

Alternative day 5 class  on May 7th, 2019 if you cannot attend April 30, 2019.

45-Hour Course Description

This lactation educator training series touches on all areas of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (for those preparing to sit for the IBCLC® Board Exam) and meets the Step 2 Baby-Friendly USA Staff Education Requirements, 2016 Edition.

Lactation educators work in many settings in our community, including WIC offices, hospitals, providing education alongside doula and midwifery services, and as volunteers. While lactation educators do not provide hands-on breastfeeding support without supervision, the scope of practice for a lactation educator does position the individual to provide prenatal breastfeeding education to groups and individuals, facilitate breastfeeding support groups, and to advocate for breastfeeding in the community and the public health realm.

Prerequisites for this course include a high school diploma or GED and a passion for elevating breastfeeding as a public health strategy to imrove disparities in health outcomes.

This 45-hour course in lactation education covers basic breastfeeding management techniques such as Positioning, Attachment, Physiology & Hormones of Breastfeeding, Milk Production, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Counseling Skills, Creating a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, Adult Learning Techniques, plus more.

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training was created to provide opportunities for the lactation-specific education required for all individuals aspiring to pursue board-certification as IBCLCs and to supplement the training and education of existing healthcare professionals in the area of human lactation. All concepts, skills, and education in human lactation are taught in accordance with the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (www.iblce.org) and meet the standards for supporting, breastfeeding practices advised by the World Health Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Baby-Friendly USA.

Course Objectives
Following the didactic presentations and skills competency demonstrations, participants will:
Possess the necessary skills to educate prenatally about breastfeeding in both group and individual settings, including teaching a prenatal breastfeeding class;
Possess sufficient education in basic breastfeeding management to independently provide information and support to a breastfeeding parent via telephone or in a group setting, and while supervised by an IBCLC in a clinic or hospital environment;
Possess the necessary counseling skills to provide sensitive and culturally appropriate care to the breastfeeding parent and family;
Possess clinical judgment sufficient to refer breastfeeding parents appropriately to other healthcare providers including, but not limited to, IBCLCs in cases where medical issues or complex cases of lactation are present; and to
Recognize and discuss solutions to alleviate common barriers to supporting a parent’s choice to exclusively breastfeed.
Completion of this course does not confer a hands-on breastfeeding support certification and participants should be supervised by an IBCLC or working under a separate healthcare credential if providing hands-on lactation care.
BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal. If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by August 28, 2018 for Early Bird registration and September 7, 2018 for regular registration.
Participant Instructions
Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by November 28, 2018. Curriculum must be printed and put in a binder prior to the first day of class. No printed copies of the curriculum will be provided.

Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be granted after November 21, 2018.
Payment Policy
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, your check MUST be received no later than November 21, 2018 in order to honor the Early Bird rate.
Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge) – Total Number to be Determined
Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers contact hours in 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. CERPs will be awarded.
Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate of attendance for CPEs for your professional development portfolio.

Apr
4
Thu
RHBC North Meeting
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

February 7 – NEVHC WIC

April 4 – TBD

June 6 – TBD

August 8 – Valley Pres

October 3 – TBD

December 5 – TBD

 

Please email Sally Saleh at sallysaleh@nevhc.org for any questions.

Apr
9
Tue
RHBC South
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

RHBC South (10 AM – 12 PM)

Feb 12

April 9 (community meeting)

June 11

Aug 13

Oct 8

Dec 10

For locations, please email Leslie Lopez at leslopez@ph.lacounty.gov.

Apr
11
Thu
California Family Leave Laws: A Training for Parents, Home Visitors, Health Care Workers, Child Care and Community Leaders @ National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles.
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Please join BreastfeedLA and the California Work and Family Coalition for a seminar on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 9:00 A.M at the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles. 

Program

This Spanish/English training will equip home visitors, health care workers, and child care providers who serve low income and new immigrant communities with information on Paid Family Leave and related workplace rights.  Help us create a strong county-wide network of support which will positively impact the number of parents and families who can access these benefits.

The training will provide resources and connection to a statewide network/coalition for regular updated information and feedback when questions arise. This innovative, interactive training incorporates hands-on practice and role play in Spanish and English. Participants will leave the training with new skills, information, and resources that will enable them to help parents and families of Los Angeles thrive

Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe two laws that are supportive of working families.
  2. Describe two resources to use when needing information on paid family leave.
  3. Demonstrate how to counsel clients about Paid Family Leave, paid sick days, and other family friendly workplace supports.
  4. Demonstrate how to access and complete application forms

Sessions

  1. Workplace Rights and Impact on Parent and Child Health and Well-Being
  2. Family Leave Laws – Job Protection and Wage Replacement
  3. Workplace Accommodations – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  4. Putting it All Together – Interactive Practice
  5. Using What We Learned – Evaluation and Next Steps

Cancellation Policy

Credit for future seminars is available under special circumstances until one week prior to event.

Payment Policy

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 6 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. 6 R-CERPs will be awarded.

RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.