Events

Join us in the many opportunities to expand your knowledge, support, advocate and protect breastfeeding.

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May
4
Fri
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training May 2018 @ South LA Health Projects
May 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training May 2018 @ South LA Health Projects | Inglewood | California | United States

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018 – May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8

Next Training Dates May 4, 11, 18 and June 1 and 8!

You are invited to join BreastfeedLA for our new Lactation Education Specialist Training in 2018!  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.**

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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.  

Minimum 10 participants to hold class.  

BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by April 15, 2018.  

Participant Instructions

Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by April 15, 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 April 15, 2018, unless 10 participants are not registered. 

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 April 15, 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. 

Application has been submitted for approval of this course by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (www.learrc.org)

This course is co-sponsored by California Advanced Lactation Institute

www.californiaadvancedlactationinstitute.com

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May
30
Wed
Picky Eating in Young Children and What to Do About it-BreastfeedLA Webinar @ Online
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm


Picky Eating in Young Children and What to Do About it
Please join us for a live webinar on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11am PST on the problem of picky eating in young children and concrete ways to prevent and treat picky eating.

Picky eating is a common occurrence in young children and there are known developmental reasons why this happens. After the first year of rapid growth, a toddler gains weight more slowly so he or she requires less food. In addition, toddlers may thoroughly enjoy one food for weeks and not touch the same food for months. When parents notice this shift in their child’s appetite, they often resort to measures that make matters worse like force-feeding or bribing. This elevates parental anxiety around feeding and makes meals stressful.
As medical professionals, we must be able to handle questions about picky eaters to give parents the proper perspective. After all, the eating habits formed in childhood, good or bad, can set the tone for a child’s relationship with food for many years to come.

 

Objectives:

• Explain the problem of picky eating in young children
• Define the division of responsibility in feeding and how this can help picky eaters
• Offer concrete ways to prevent and treat picky eating

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
Credit for future seminars will be granted in special circumstances up until a week before the 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)
Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1.25 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. 1 R-CERPs will be awarded.
Registered Dieticians & Occupational Therapists: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.

Jun
1
Fri
Certified Lactation Specialist Program in Santa Rosa, CA- Beyond the Basics: Effectively Assisting Breastfeeding Mothers
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm

June 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2018
And
September 14th, 15th, 16th, 2018

 

COURSE
DESCRIPTION
The Certified Lactation Specialist Program offers
comprehensive information on breastfeeding with
an emphasis on hands

-on skills to enable the
provider to give effective and individualized
assistance to breastfeeding mothers.
Participants may take the course for content only
(20 CEUs), or they can continue their education
with the follow

-up of five breastfeeding mothers
for six weeks each to receive a Certified Lactation
Specialist, (CLS) certificate (32 CEUs).
Consultation and support are available for participants until the course work is completed.
This course meets the requirements of Baby
Friendly USA and the hours within the course and
during the case studies can be applied to future
education requirements for becoming an
International Board Certified Lactation
Consultant. (www.iblce.org).
Course Objectives
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
•• Apply advance knowledge of lactation to assess,
assist and educate breastfeeding mothers,
including those with special situations.
•• Describe the appropriate use of a variety of
breastfeeding techniques and devices.
•• Function as a resource for patients, other
healthcare professionals and the community by
providing breastfeeding information and referrals.
And so much more!

Continuing Education
Provider approved by the California BRN #11761
for 32 CEUs: 20 CEUs for class attendance and
12 CEUs and certificate of completion for
fulfillment of follow

-up requirements.
Lactation CERPS are pending.

Jun
7
Thu
RHBC North- Community Meeting @ Valley Presbyterian Hospital-In the Library
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

HOST: Valley Presbyterian Hospital- Community Meeting 

LOCATION: The Library 

PARKING:
There are several parking areas throughout the campus, including the main valet parking lot in front of the hospital, the parking structure on the west side of the hospital campus, the Noble Street parking structure on the east side of the hospital, and the Sepulveda Boulevard lot.
All parking areas are open 24 hours a day and offer tram services from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
For weekly and monthly parking rates please call the parking office at 818-782-6600 ext. 4078. The Parking Office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Parking Rates
Every 20 minutes: $1
Maximum daily rate: $6
Grace period: No charge for vehicles exiting within 20 minutes after entry
Valet parking: Available in front of the front lot for a flat fee of $6
Valet parking hours: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM Monday-Friday 

TOPIC: Pump Reimbursement, Marijuana

 

**The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) are countywide meetings hosted by the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, PAC/LAC, BreastfeedLA and the WIC program to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals.

This policy initiative brings together public health officials, hospital administrators, breastfeeding and quality improvement experts to discuss meaningful ways to create systems change and improve in-hospital breastfeeding policies and practices.

We invite our community partners, FQHCs, clinics, physicians, home visitations programs to participate with our hospitals to learn about our community resources and to invite collaboration in providing seamless support for breastfeeding families.

 

RSVP to Genevieve Colvin by email at genevievecolvin@nevhc.org.

Jun
12
Tue
RHBC South @ SLAHP
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
18
Mon
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training June 2018 @ South LA Health Projects
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm
BreastfeedLA Lactation Education Specialist Training June 2018 @ South LA Health Projects | Inglewood | California | United States

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018 – June, 18, 19, 25, 26, 29 

Next Training Dates:

June 18-6th floor

June 19-4th floor

June 25th-6th floor

June 26th-4th floor

June 29th-6th floor

You are invited to join BreastfeedLA for our new Lactation Education Specialist Training in 2018!  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.**
45-Hour Course Description
***Our Instructors and organization have values that we hold high and implement throughout all of our courses. These are respect of others’ lived experiences and maintaining a safe and inclusive space to learn and grow.***
 
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.  

Minimum 10 participants to hold class.  

BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal.  If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by June 04, 2018.  

Participant Instructions

Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by April 15, 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 April 15, 2018, unless 10 participants are not registered. 

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 April 15, 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. 

Application has been submitted for approval of this course by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (www.learrc.org)

This course is co-sponsored by California Advanced Lactation Institute

www.californiaadvancedlactationinstitute.com

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Jun
27
Wed
RHBC East Meeting
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Jul
30
Mon
Seminar-Neuroscience of Birth, Bonding, and Breastfeeding with Dr. Nils Bergman @ MemorialCare Miller Children's and Women's Hospital
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please join us for this special day-long seminar with Dr. Nils Bergman, focused on the role of neuroscience in birth, bonding, and breastfeeding.

 

Early Bird Registration is $130 and Ends July 16th!  After July 16th: $165

Kangaroo Mother Care has been proven to significantly impact the survival and positive outcomes of premature and very low weight babies. Skin-to-skin contact for full term babies has also been shown to contribute to better outcomes for breastfeeding and neurodevelopment.

Dr. Bergman will share his research on how Kangaroo Mother Care and other biological practices contribute to better outcomes for all infants and especially the most vulnerable neonates. Attendees will leave with concrete tools to improve outcomes in their facilities and practices.

Faculty

 

Dr. Bergman graduated at the University of Cape Town, and has worked in South Africa, Ciskei and, Sweden, before working seven years as Medical Superintendent and District Medical Officer at Manama Mission, Zimbabwe. Here he, together with Midwife Agneta Jurisoo, developed and implemented Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for premature infants right from birth. He now researches and promotes KMC fulltime. He was for 6 years Senior Medical Superintendent of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital (7000 deliveries per year) and five Midwife Obstetric Units (11000 deliveries per year). Dr Bergman continues to live and work in Cape Town, as a Consulting Public Health Physician. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:
Summarize principles from various disciplines that impact breastfeeding.
Describe the relevance of neuroscience to the early neonatal period.
Apply neurobehavioral techniques to support breastfeeding, in preterm and full term infants
Link sleeping behavior with feeding behaviorStart applying healthier principles in maternal-infant care

 

 

Photography Policy
When registering for this event you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this photography policy and consent that you will use the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.

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)
Registered Nurses: 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.
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.

Aug
2
Thu
RHBC North Meeting @ Webinar
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug
13
Mon
OCLCA General Meeting @ Kaiser Irvine
Aug 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

Subscribe to our newsletter to get Orange County lactation news at www.oclca.org
(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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