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    Sustainable Maternity: Traditionally, Breastfeeding consultants have had abundant scientific evidence about the risks of not breastfeeding. Both risks for the baby and the mother, in the short and long term. As important as these are, we seem not to be able to attract a society that feeds on breast milk substitutes and believes that this causes no harm. The main objective of my presentation is to give the lactation consultant another area of evidence related to the current and vital issue of caring for the environment. During my presentation we will walk through the different areas of concern, beginning with the effects on land, erosion, deforestation, lowered productivity and biodiversity. Additionally, we will explore the huge water footprint in the manufacture of dry milk and water pollution. We will then touch on antibiotic use in cattle and the secondary effects on humans. More environmental impact topics will include air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, packaging, use of plastics, transportation, as well as the waste derived from the extra menstrual periods and lack of birth control. Breast milk is a valuable renewable natural resource, and is the most ecological existing food source. It is produced and delivered to the consumer in the same place, without using other resources, does not cause contamination and helps to ensure the nutrition of the weakest and poorest, when food security has become a concern.

    Sustainable Motherhood: The Impact of the use of Artificial Infant Milk on the Environment

    Sustainable Maternity: Traditionally, Breastfeeding consultants have had abundant scientific evidence about the risks of not breastfeeding. Both risks for the baby and the mother, in the short and long term. As important as these are, we seem not to be able to attract a society that feeds on breast milk substitutes and believes that this causes no harm. The main objective of my presentation is to give the lactation consultant another area of evidence related to the current and vital issue of caring for the environment. During my presentation we will walk through the different areas of concern, beginning with the effects on land, erosion, deforestation, lowered productivity and biodiversity. Additionally, we will explore the huge water footprint in the manufacture of dry milk and water pollution. We will then touch on antibiotic use in cattle and the secondary effects on humans. More environmental impact topics will include air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, packaging, use of plastics, transportation, as well as the waste derived from the extra menstrual periods and lack of birth control. Breast milk is a valuable renewable natural resource, and is the most ecological existing food source. It is produced and delivered to the consumer in the same place, without using other resources, does not cause contamination and helps to ensure the nutrition of the weakest and poorest, when food security has become a concern.

    Credit: 1.00 L CERP and 1.00 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 20 May 2021

    Presented by: Martha Alicia Ferraez de Lee MSP, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to: 

    1) State the relationship that exists between not breastfeeding, the making of artificial infant milk and the impact on the environment

    2)  Identify 3 of the main effects that the making of breastmilk substitutes have on the environment

    3) Distinguish changes in personal lifestyle to protect the environment but also in the way to teach mothers and families to help them measure the risks of not breastfeeding on the baby, the mother, the family, and the environment

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Expiration Date: 19 July 2024

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval Number ILCA-P0286. Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    ILCA education is provided as a service to our members for continuing education, knowledge, and awareness. We believe in fostering an inclusive environment that supports diversity and removes barriers. The views and opinions expressed in this education, including the choice of vocabulary, expressions, and use of supporting evidence-based research belong to the presenter. ILCA is steadfast in our commitment to present, learn, and discuss any information in a safe, respectful, and supportive environment.

    Martha Alicia Ferraez de Lee

    MSP, IBCLC

    Born in the City of Xalapa, Veracruz, México, Martha Alicia Ferraez de Lee had a happy childhood, full of rich experiences in the media of radio in Veracruz and Mexico City. She has traveled extensively with family and danced classical ballet from age 6. Ms. Ferraez de Lee holds a Bachelor degree in Science in Nursing from UNAM in Mexico City, a MPH from Montemorelos University in Nuevo León and recently recertified as an IBCLC, which she has held for 20 years. Martha Alicia lived 18 years in the United States between 1976 and 2008. Ms. Ferraez de Lee wrote the book, Lactancia Materna, published by McGraw Hill. She worked as couplet care nurse and then lactation consultant in Paradise Valley Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in San Diego California. She enjoys teaching, lecturing and participating in talk radio and TV shows about breastfeeding in the US and Mexico. Ms. Ferraez de Lee is married to Dr. Elfred Lee, an internationally known muralist and portrait artist, and has three children from a previous marriage. Most notably, she is the grandmother of three beautiful children that were 100% breastfed.

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    Research by (Messner AH et.al,2000) showed that there are controversies in management of ankyloglossia infants among physicians. Most of lactation consultants believe that early frenectomy helps to improve breastfeeding efficacy and ensure breastfeeding success even though minority of physician's respondents believe tongue tie associated with feeding problems. The objective of this study was to show the importance of precise assessment for early frenectomy in infants less than 6 months old to improve breastfeeding success rate and this also prevents unnecessary frenectomy for whom are not indicated. This research recommends that early frenectomy significantly improve breastfeeding success rate but should not be routinely done for all ankyloglossia infants especially for whom are not having breastfeeding difficulties. A precise assessment of tongue tie and breastfeeding is very important to be performed prior to the procedure in order to prevent unnecessary frenectomy.

    Effect of Precise Assessment for Frenotomy in Ankyloglossia Infants Less Than 6-months Old on Breastfeeding Success Rate and Efficacy

    Research by (Messner AH et.al,2000) showed that there are controversies in management of ankyloglossia infants among physicians. Most of lactation consultants believe that early frenectomy helps to improve breastfeeding efficacy and ensure breastfeeding success even though minority of physician's respondents believe tongue tie associated with feeding problems. The objective of this study was to show the importance of precise assessment for early frenectomy in infants less than 6 months old to improve breastfeeding success rate and this also prevents unnecessary frenectomy for whom are not indicated. This research recommends that early frenectomy significantly improve breastfeeding success rate but should not be routinely done for all ankyloglossia infants especially for whom are not having breastfeeding difficulties. A precise assessment of tongue tie and breastfeeding is very important to be performed prior to the procedure in order to prevent unnecessary frenectomy.

    Credit: 1.00 L CERP and 1.00 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 22 March 2021

    Presented by: Hairin Anisa, MD

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    1. Describe tongue tie and the impact on breastfeeding

    2. Discuss proper assessment prior to frenotomy procedure, to prevent maltreatment (over or under treatment)

    3. Explain the procedure of early frenotomy and its prevention of failure to breastfeed

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Expiration Date: 20 May 2023

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval Number ILCA-P0286. Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    ILCA education is provided as a service to our members for continuing education, knowledge, and awareness. We believe in fostering an inclusive environment that supports diversity and removes barriers. The views and opinions expressed in this education, including the choice of vocabulary, expressions, and use of supporting evidence-based research belong to the presenter. ILCA is steadfast in our commitment to present, learn, and discuss any information in a safe, respectful, and supportive environment.

    Hairin Anisa

    Pusat Rawatan Pakar Kanak-kanak Adda & Monash University Malaysia

    Dr. Anisa is working as a Consultant Pediatrician and IBCLC in her ambulatory care center. Her passion in breastfeeding for the past 20 years of service drove this enthusiasm to present for ILCA about her experience in treating tongue tie to ensure successful breastfeeding in communities. There is improvement in technical skills of frenotomy that can be done in outpatient clinic with very minimal risk of bleeding. Apart from clinical service, Dr. Anisa is a founder of a networking program, Breastfeeding Counselors Networking Program (BCNP). This program provides home visits for Malaysian mothers. As fractional Pediatric lecturer in Monash University Malaysia, she has taught medical students the basic knowledge in breastfeeding and pediatric nutrition since 2014. Dr. Anisa has also published 2 books about Induced lactation guideline (in 2017) and A comic Dr Super Pot Pet (January 2020) about breastfeeding basics in creative ways.

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    After completing this study module, the learner will be able to: 1. Define Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (Neo EATBreastfeeding) reference values for infant breastfeeding behavior in full-term, healthy infants less than 7 months old 2. Explain the intended creation and use of the NeoEAT Breastfeeding Tool

    Independent Study Module for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants®

    Title: Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool – Breastfeeding: Reference Values for Infants Less Than 7 Months Old

    Author(s): Britt Frisk Pados, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, Jinhee Park, PhD, RN, and Suzanne M. Thoyre, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Source: Journal of Human Lactation 36(2) 2020

    After completing this study module, the learner will be able to:

    1. Define Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (Neo EATBreastfeeding) reference values for infant breastfeeding behavior in full-term, healthy infants less than 7 months old

    2. Explain the intended creation and use of the NeoEAT Breastfeeding Tool

    1 L-CERP and contact hour(s)

    You will have two attempts to achieve a passing score of 70% on this module.

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    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare.

    The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval Number ILCA-P0286. Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

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    For centuries, women across the world have used herbs to assist with breastfeeding problems. This lecture will discuss herb utilization during breastfeeding including analyzing 35 herbs most commonly used by breastfeeding women, identifying herbs considered harmful, and providing resources for further research. During this session, skilled lactation care providers will be given evidence-based information regarding the use of herbs and their potential impact on milk production, as well as where to find reliable information to inform clients.

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    This presentation discusses the role of the feeding therapist as part of a multidisciplinary approach to supporting lactation. Evaluation and treatment of the dyad includes assessment of both members as it relates to the feeding experience. Multiple challenges can be faced by the dyad, especially in the early learning stage of lactation and feeding. This presentation will review strategies for reducing mother’s pain, including intervention for latch difficulties, assessment of oral mechanism, and wound management (e.g., lesions, irritations, excoriated nipples).

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    Breast and nipple pain, engorgement, and recurrent plugs leading to mastitis are common reasons why mothers stop breastfeeding earlier than recommended. Despite their prevalence, these remain challenging conditions to treat. In the past, patients with deep, chronic breast pain in breastfeeding were often treated for yeast infections, though no scientific evidence exists to support this diagnosis. More current literature has established subacute mastitis, persistent hyperlactation (“oversupply”), and dermatitis as causes of breast pain. Once these conditions have been treated or ruled out, patients nevertheless may experience persistent pain, plugging, and/or engorgement. Recent reports describe the efficacy of pharmacologic interventions, such as antihistamines and beta blockers, in functional breast pain. Before starting medication, breast physical therapy interventions can be utilized. In addition to treatment of pain, these techniques can employed for relief of engorgement, plugging, and inflammation.