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  • WEBINAR - The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Exclusive Breastfeeding in Full-term Newborns During the First 2 Weeks of Life: Results of a Prospective, Observational Cohort Study

    1.00 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 01/08/2019 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    Current clinical guidelines used for assessing newborns’ weight have lacked adequate measurements and have not accounted for growth differences in breast and formula fed neonates. The objectives of the study presented were to determine mean weight loss for breastfed infants and examine the impact of weight loss on exclusive breastfeeding rates. Accurate data about infant weight patterns can help guide practice and transform how feeding care is delivered to newborns and their mothers.

    The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Exclusive Breastfeeding in Full-term Newborns During the First 2 Weeks of Life: Results of a Prospective, Observational Cohort Study

    Current clinical guidelines used for assessing newborns’ weight have lacked adequate measurements and have not accounted for growth differences in breast and formula fed neonates. The objectives of the study presented were to determine mean weight loss for breastfed infants and examine the impact of weight loss on exclusive breastfeeding rates. Accurate data about infant weight patterns can help guide practice and transform how feeding care is delivered to newborns and their mothers.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 8 January 2019 

    Presented by: Diane DiTomasso PhD,RN

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the implications of excessive weight loss for full-term breastfed neonates.
    • Identify weight loss patterns for full-term breastfed neonates.

    Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    Diane DiTomasso

    PhD, RN

    For more than 25 years, Dr. Diane DiTomasso worked as a nurse in the area of maternal child nursing. Her areas of specialty included antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum, lactation, and newborn care. She was instrumental in establishing one of the first outpatient lactation services in Rhode Island, United States for women seeking breastfeeding support. She also worked with colleagues to earn New England’s first Baby Friendly Hospital Award at South County Hospital in Wakefield, Rhode Island. Currently, she is the coordinator of the maternal child health nursing course at the University of Rhode Island. She teaches
    nursing students in classroom and clinical settings. In addition, she teaches nursing research courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. DiTomasso has several peer-reviewed publications on the topics of breastfeeding and neonatal weight loss.

  • WEBINAR - Lactation Support After Hospital Discharge in an Urban Community: The Impact of Follow-up Phone Calls, Outpatient Lactation Support Sessions, and Breastfeeding Café Meet Ups

    1.00 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 01/30/2019 at 11:00 AM (EST)

    This presentation will review NYU Langone's multi-faceted approach to providing prenatal anticipatory guidance and continued lactation support after hospital discharge to enhance optimal infant feeding. Discussion will include the implementation of our creative 3-pronged approach to engage the breastfeeding family.

    Lactation Support After Hospital Discharge in an Urban Community: The Impact of Follow-up Phone Calls, Outpatient Lactation Support Sessions, and Breastfeeding Café Meet Ups

    This presentation will review NYU Langone's multi-faceted approach to providing prenatal anticipatory guidance and continued lactation support after hospital discharge to enhance optimal infant feeding. Discussion will include the implementation of our creative 3-pronged approach to engage the breastfeeding family.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 30 January 2019 

    Presented by: Francine Pasadino, RNC-OB, CNM, MA, IBCLC, C-EFM and Gladys Vallespir Ellett, RN, MA, IBCLC, LCCE

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the current evidence related to Step 10 of the BFHI program
    • Identify interventions that have a positive impact on breastfeeding duration and exclusivity
    • Apply strategies that address post discharge breastfeeding outcomes specific to their community demographics

    Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    Francine Pasadino

    RNC-OB, CNM, MA, IBCLC, C-EFM

    Throughout her extensive career, Francine Pasadino, RNC-OB, CNM, MA, IBCLC, C-EFM, has held numerous roles in perinatal nursing including full-scope midwifery, and has served as an OB/GYN nurse educator, a nurse leader in obstetrics and the neonatal intensive care unit, and on the faculty in schools of nursing.  She is a graduate of NYU School of Education, in New York, United States, with a master's degree in nurse midwifery, is an international board-certified lactation consultant, and holds national certifications in inpatient obstetrical nursing and electronic fetal monitoring. Ms. Pasadino has been published as a contributing author in a Lippincott review series. She currently oversees Childbirth Education and Lactation Services at NYU Langone Medical Center.

    Gladys Vallespir Ellett

    RN, MA, IBCLC, LCCE

    Gladys Valyspir Ellett, RN, MA, IBCLC, LCCE, works to improve the breastfeeding experience of expectant parents and new families through prenatal education and postnatal support programs. Throughout her more than 10 years at NYU Langone, in New York, United States, she has served in several positions, including the coordinator for parent education and community outreach, assistant nurse manager on the Mother–Baby Unit, and as practice nurse for NYU Langone Maternal–Fetal Medicine. Ms. Ellett is a graduate of New York University College of Nursing and holds a master's degree in education from the American University. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as well as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator who serves as chair of Continuing Education for Lamaze International.

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    1.00 credit offered

    Exclusive breastfeeding is a challenging goal for hospital staff. The purpose of this webinar is to identify night staff experiences, perceptions, barriers, and practices of breastfeeding support and to offer recommendations to maintain exclusive breastfeeding. Credit: 1 L-CERP and 1 Contact Hour

  • WEBINAR - Case Studies on the Referral of Infants for Bodywork: Clinical Signs and Lactation Outcomes

    1.50 credits offered

    The concept of bodywork for infants with breastfeeding difficulties is still new (especially outside of the USA) and there is not much published evidence to support it. However, clinical experience seems to suggest that bodywork is a useful tool to help some infants. Through the presentation of case studies, this webinar shares clinical experience related to common questions asked by lactation specialists: When might bodywork help a baby? To whom can I refer the infant? What might the results be? Credit: 1.5 L CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

  • WEBINAR - Primal Caregiving

    1.00 credit offered

    Participants will learn how early caregiving has long-term effects on health and sociality in childhood and adulthood. The “human nest” and the necessity of species typical caregiving practices for optimal biological and social development will be discussed. Credits: 1 L-CERP and 1 Contact Hour

  • CONF 2016 WHO and the Baby Friendly Initiative

    1.00 credit offered

    This presentation gives an overview of the current global status of the Baby Friendly Initiative and discusses the importance of optimal maternity care practices on breastfeeding success. Key challenges faced by countries to obtain and maintain Baby Friendly status are identified along with strategies for overcoming these challenges and achieving sustainable healthcare practices through interdisciplinary support networks. Also outlined are the formal WHO processes that is underway to systematically review the evidence and re-evaluate the 10 steps, as well as a call to action to ILCA members. Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

  • WEBINAR - Nonprescription Drugs and Lactation: Helping Families Make Informed Decisions

    1.00 credit offered

    The use of nonprescription products by breastfeeding mothers is even more common than the use of prescription drugs. Pharmacists, doctors, and lactation consultants must be able to provide proper advice on the use or safety of nonprescription products during breastfeeding. The presentation on breastfeeding and nonprescription drugs will provide the necessary information to do so. Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

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  • WEBINAR - Breastfeeding Support on the Night Shift

    1.00 credit offered

    Exclusive breastfeeding is a challenging goal for hospital staff. The purpose of this webinar is to identify night staff experiences, perceptions, barriers, and practices of breastfeeding support and to offer recommendations to maintain exclusive breastfeeding. Credit: 1 L-CERP and 1 Contact Hour

  • WEBINAR - Case Studies on the Referral of Infants for Bodywork: Clinical Signs and Lactation Outcomes

    1.50 credits offered

    The concept of bodywork for infants with breastfeeding difficulties is still new (especially outside of the USA) and there is not much published evidence to support it. However, clinical experience seems to suggest that bodywork is a useful tool to help some infants. Through the presentation of case studies, this webinar shares clinical experience related to common questions asked by lactation specialists: When might bodywork help a baby? To whom can I refer the infant? What might the results be? Credit: 1.5 L CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

  • WEBINAR - Primal Caregiving

    1.00 credit offered

    Participants will learn how early caregiving has long-term effects on health and sociality in childhood and adulthood. The “human nest” and the necessity of species typical caregiving practices for optimal biological and social development will be discussed. Credits: 1 L-CERP and 1 Contact Hour

  • CONF 2016 WHO and the Baby Friendly Initiative

    1.00 credit offered

    This presentation gives an overview of the current global status of the Baby Friendly Initiative and discusses the importance of optimal maternity care practices on breastfeeding success. Key challenges faced by countries to obtain and maintain Baby Friendly status are identified along with strategies for overcoming these challenges and achieving sustainable healthcare practices through interdisciplinary support networks. Also outlined are the formal WHO processes that is underway to systematically review the evidence and re-evaluate the 10 steps, as well as a call to action to ILCA members. Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

  • WEBINAR - Nonprescription Drugs and Lactation: Helping Families Make Informed Decisions

    1.00 credit offered

    The use of nonprescription products by breastfeeding mothers is even more common than the use of prescription drugs. Pharmacists, doctors, and lactation consultants must be able to provide proper advice on the use or safety of nonprescription products during breastfeeding. The presentation on breastfeeding and nonprescription drugs will provide the necessary information to do so. Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour