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  • WEBINAR - Lactation and Palliative Care: Why and How to Provide Lactation Support During Serious Illness or Before an Anticipated Death

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 02/13/2019

    While many births are joyous, not all births have happy endings. Many families experience the postpartum period loving and caring for an infant who will not live. This webinar describes how options for palliative care, hospice, and end of life can include breastfeeding/chestfeeding and lactation.

    Lactation and Palliative Care: Why and How to Provide Lactation Support During Serious Illness or Before an Anticipated Death

    While many births are joyous, not all births have happy endings. Many families experience the postpartum period loving and caring for an infant who will not live. This webinar describes how options for palliative care, hospice, and end of life can include breastfeeding/chestfeeding and lactation.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 13 February 2019 

    Presented by: Elizabeth Smith, MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Define palliative care and understand how it pertains to the perinatal period.
    • List the benefits of breastfeeding during serious illness or life threatening experiences.
    • Provide additional resources for grieving families

    Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

    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)."

    Elizabeth Smith

    MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC

    Elizabeth Smith holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in maternal child nutrition. She has been the perinatal education coordinator for the past 17 years at the University of Utah Hospital in the United States. She was instrumental in getting the hospital designated as Baby Friendly in 2008 and is now the Baby Friendly Coordinator and recently survived re-dedication. Elizabeth is a board member of the International Childbirth Education Association, Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, Utah Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank. She sits on committees for the March of Dimes, University Hospital Perinatal Bereavement, and the Hospital Perinatal Quality Committee.

  • 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

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 01/30/2019

    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.

  • 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

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 01/08/2019

    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-The Maternal-Child Microbiome: An Overview of Evidence and Implications

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.25 credits offered Recorded On: 09/04/2018

    The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that suckling infant’s intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother’s lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms. This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

    The Maternal-Child Microbiome: An Overview of Evidence and Implications

    The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that suckling infant’s intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother’s lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms. This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

    Credit: 1.25 L CERPs and 1.25 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 4 September 2018

    Presented by: Jarold T. Johnston Jr. MSN, CNM, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome.
    • Discuss the value of the microbiome and its effect on wellness.
    • Identify implications of the microbiome and dysbiosis.

    Learning Level: 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)."

    Tom Johnston

    MSN, CNM, IBCLC

    Tom Johnston is unique as a midwife and lactation consultant and the father of eight breastfed children. Recently retired after 27 years in the US Army, he is now an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Methodist University where he teaches, among other things, Maternal-Child Nursing and Nutrition. You may have heard him at a number of conferences at the national level, to include the Association of Woman’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the International Lactation Consultant's Association (ILCA), or perhaps at dozens of other conferences across the country. In his written work he routinely addresses fatherhood and the role of the father in the breastfeeding relationship and has authored a chapter on the role of the father in breastfeeding for "Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A survival guide to breastfeeding in the military".

  • WEBINAR - Lactation Support After Discharge from the NICU: Follow-Up for Premature Babies

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 08/08/2018

    IBCLCs may play an essential role in assisting families to accomplish a positive, healthy, and smooth transition home after the NICU stay. The IBCLC can recognize families' need for continuing support after discharge and implement strategies to protect the breastfeeding relationship, attachment, and long-term mental health.

    Lactation Support After Discharge from the NICU: Follow-Up for Premature Babies

    IBCLCs may play an essential role in assisting families to accomplish a positive, healthy, and smooth transition home after the NICU stay. The IBCLC can recognize families' need for continuing support after discharge and implement strategies to protect the breastfeeding relationship, attachment, and long-term mental health.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 8 August 2018

    Presented by: Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, Barbara Deloian, PhD, CPNP, IBCLC, and Natalie Gates, IBCLC, BC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify major challenges to establish lactation after NICU stay.
    • Identify three main needs that parents discuss about their transition from the NICU to home.
    • Identify the role of the lactation consultant in the transition home.

    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)."

    Paulina Erices

    BS, IBCLC

    Paulina Erices is the mother of three children, a bilingual Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice and Maternal Child Health Specialist for the Jefferson County Health Department in Colorado. She is originally from Chile and has lived in the US for almost 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from PennState and is currently completing her Masters of Science in Leadership and Organizations from the University of Denver. She is a member of several groups working to improve child health and well-being, including the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership, the NICU Consortium, and the Community Leaders in Health Equity. Paulina's goal is to elevate the voices of the community to effectively improve systems of care through advocacy and policy. Paulina lives in Littleton, Colorado where she spends her free time birding with her family and training her dog Aussie.

    Barbara Deloian

    PhD, CPNP, IBCLC

    Barbara Deloian is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant who career focused on supporting families of premature and high-risk infants throughout her over 35 plus year career.  Through her work in public health, pediatric cardiology, child development and perinatal and premature infant follow up programs she has supported parent-child relationships throughout a child's early years of life.  She is particularly aware of the challenges parents face with feeding, sleep and fussiness after discharge from the NICU as well as parents significant need for information, support, education, and local community resource connections once home from the hospital.  Upon retirement she started Special Kids, Special Care, Inc., a non-profit, to provide health support services to families of premature and medically fragile infants to assure healthier child outcomes especially families facing health disparities.

    Natalie Gates

    IBCLC, BC

    Natalie Gates is a new IBCLC starting her private practice in Denver, CO. She has been a Breastfeeding USA Counselor and volunteer since 2015, and she also volunteers with the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition and Special Kids, Special Care. She has three children, including her 35 weeker NICU graduate.

  • CONF 2018 To Clip or Not to Clip? Clinical Dilemmas Regarding the Release of Posterior Tongue Tie and their Implications for Infant Feeding

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 07/20/2018

    A case for clipping, a case for waiting: Difficult decisions in clinic Background: As far as anterior tongue tie is concerned, there is a vast body of knowledge that has been validated. As for posterior tongue tie, the scientific evidence is lacking. Medical diagnoses are not part of the scope of practice of Lactation Consultants. Hence, there is a lot of confusion among professionals (both Drs and Lactation Consultants), resulting in over diagnosis and over treatment. Nonetheless, there is a lot of pressure on Lactation Consultants not to miss this diagnosis of tongue tie. Objective: To present a unique perspective of an experienced Lactation Consultant who is also experienced in diagnosing and treating various types of tongue ties. Methods: Clinical cases of babies with posterior tongue ties will be shown, including clinical photos. The presentation will focus on the clinical dilemmas regarding releasing posterior tongue ties and their implications for breastfeeding. Clinical Data and Statistics will be presented. Results: Exclusive breastfeeding was achieved in clinical cases with posterior tongue ties that where not released. Follow-ups will be shown. Conclusions: In some cases of posterior tongue ties, good breastfeeding counseling can make the action of releasing the tongue redundant.

    To Clip or Not to Clip? Clinical Dilemmas Regarding the Release of Posterior Tongue Tie and their Implications for Infant Feeding

    A case for clipping, a case for waiting: Difficult decisions in clinic Background:  As far as anterior tongue tie is concerned, there is a vast body of knowledge that has been validated. As for posterior tongue tie, the scientific evidence is lacking.  Medical diagnoses are not part of the scope of practice of Lactation Consultants. Hence, there is a lot of confusion among professionals (both Drs and Lactation Consultants), resulting in over diagnosis and over treatment. Nonetheless, there is a lot of pressure on Lactation Consultants not to miss this diagnosis of tongue tie. Objective:  To present a unique perspective of an experienced Lactation Consultant who is also experienced in diagnosing and treating various types of tongue ties. Methods: Clinical cases of babies with posterior tongue ties will be shown, including clinical photos. The presentation will focus on the clinical dilemmas regarding releasing posterior tongue ties and their implications for breastfeeding. Clinical Data and Statistics will be presented.   Results: Exclusive breastfeeding was achieved in clinical cases with posterior tongue ties that where not released. Follow-ups will be shown. Conclusions: In some cases of posterior tongue ties, good breastfeeding counseling can make the action of releasing the tongue redundant.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2018 - Portland, Oregon, USA

    Presented by: Gina Weissman DMD, RN, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify a key component of IBCLC’s role in promoting, supporting, and advocating for breastfeeding families using social-ecological theory and considering the social determinants of health.
    • List two ways to increase the visibility of their role in interdisciplinary practice within their context of practice.
    • Describe one way they can translate evidence-based practice into their community of practice with a goal of protecting breastfeeding.

    Learning Level: All

    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)."

    Gina Weissman

    DMD, RN, IBCLC

    Dr. Gina Weissman began her career as a dentist, receiving her D.M.D. at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem.  Dr. Weissman has been working as an IBCLC since 1999 (recertified: 2004, 2009, 2014). She currently is also an RN nurse, and works in Laniado Maternity Hospital as a Lactation Consultant. Dr. Weissman mentors lactation students to the IBCLC certification via Pathway 1 and 3.

  • CONF 2018 Safe and Sustainable Implementation of BFHI's Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: EMPower Breastfeeding and the New EMPower Training Initiative

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 07/20/2018

    Background: There has been a rapid increase in the number of maternity care facilities practicing the evidence-based care outlined in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (Ten Steps). Contributing to this increase are the state recognition programs for hospitals working on these best-practices, and the federally-funded projects helping facilities with technical assistance and training. With any rapid change effort, sustainability and safety are of utmost importance. With this in mind, the newly-funded EMPower Breastfeeding Training Initiative (EMPower BTI) focuses on safe implementation of the clinical practices contained within the Ten Steps. Aim/Purpose: This presentation will share the results and lessons learned from the EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative (EMPower), including cohort data on Baby-Friendly designation progress, breastfeeding rates and other clinical measures on front-line practices. (EMPower closes in April of 2018). In addition, the transition to EMPower BTI will be discussed as it relates to safe implementation of evidence-based maternity care practices supporting breastfeeding. (EMPower BTI begins September 2017, with recruitment in early 2018). Narrative: The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) has proven effective at improving maternity care practices and increasing breastfeeding rates. Recent changes in the global BFHI guidelines have reconsidered and repackaged the Ten Steps and may signal a need for adapting ongoing efforts in the US. Conclusion: Federally-funded efforts contribute to safe and sustainable uptake of the Ten Steps. Note: A revised abstract including detailed results/conclusion will be submitted for consideration in the JHL publication of abstracts after the federal grant has closed in April.

    Safe and Sustainable Implementation of BFHI's Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: EMPower Breastfeeding and the New EMPower Training Initiative

    Background: There has been a rapid increase in the number of maternity care facilities practicing the evidence-based care outlined in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (Ten Steps). Contributing to this increase are the state recognition programs for hospitals working on these best-practices, and the federally-funded projects helping facilities with technical assistance and training. With any rapid change effort, sustainability and safety are of utmost importance. With this in mind, the newly-funded EMPower Breastfeeding Training Initiative (EMPower BTI) focuses on safe implementation of the clinical practices contained within the Ten Steps.   Aim/Purpose: This presentation will share the results and lessons learned from the EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative (EMPower), including cohort data on Baby-Friendly designation progress, breastfeeding rates and other clinical measures on front-line practices. (EMPower closes in April of 2018). In addition, the transition to EMPower BTI will be discussed as it relates to safe implementation of evidence-based maternity care practices supporting breastfeeding. (EMPower BTI begins September 2017, with recruitment in early 2018).   Narrative: The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) has proven effective at improving maternity care practices and increasing breastfeeding rates. Recent changes in the global BFHI guidelines have reconsidered and repackaged the Ten Steps and may signal a need for adapting ongoing efforts in the US.   Conclusion: Federally-funded efforts contribute to safe and sustainable uptake of the Ten Steps.  Note: A revised abstract including detailed results/conclusion will be submitted for consideration in the JHL publication of abstracts after the federal grant has closed in April.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2018 - Portland, Oregon, USA

    Presented by: Kathy Parry MPH, IBCLC, LMBT; Julie Bourg BSN, RN, IBCLC; Gigi Lawless  BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Report the results of the EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative.
    • Describe the new EMPower Breastfeeding Training Initiative effort.
    • Communicate the importance of safe implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

    Learning Level: All

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has disclosed that they have received competitive funds.

    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)."

    Kathy Parry

    MPH, IBCLC, LMBT

    Kathy is a social clinical research specialist at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. At CGBI, Kathy is Director of Prenatal Breastfeeding Education and management team member for the EMPower Initiative, a CDC-funded effort to increase the number of Baby-Friendly designated hospitals in the US. She also facilitates global projects at CGBI and is the Communications lead for the institute. Her previous work at CGBI includes the development of an adaptable Responsive Feeding curriculum for low-income countries fighting malnutrition and stunting, as well as published research on women’s perception of infant formula advertising. Kathy is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT), a Certified Educator of Infant Massage and a former DONA-certified birth doula. She serves as the current Chair of the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition.

    Julia Bourg

    BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Julia is a social/clinical research specialist with CGBI. She is an elected member of the steering committee of the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition and has previously served as co-leader of the statewide clinical task force for The Gift Breastfeeding Initiative for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Julia is a Registered Nurse an IBCLC. She began her nursing career in maternity services specializing in Maternal-Newborn and Neonatal Intensive Care. She and has led multiple local quality improvement projects to advance breastfeeding outcomes in her community, resulting in Terrebonne General Medical Center officially becoming one of the first hospitals in Louisiana to become Baby-Friendly in August 2014. She serves on expert panels and provides professional education and motivation related to Ten Step implementation. Julia’s efforts have been featured in the CDC’s 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card and she has been recognized by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

    Gigi Lawless

    BSN, RN, IBCLC

    Gigi is a clinical research specialist at CGBI working with the EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative. Previously, she served as a Lactation Team Coordinator and Project Lead on implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding that led to Baby-Friendly Designation at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. As a Registered Nurse and IBCLC, she has committed her career to focusing on maternal-child health and removing barriers to breastfeeding in the hospital and community settings. Gigi has been involved in state and national collaboratives and quality improvement efforts to promote, protect and increase exclusive breastfeeding rates. She utilizes LEAN methodology and small test of change cycles to adopt evidence based practices. Gigi has been asked to speak on panels related to her expertise and experience in implementing the Ten Steps. She is an active member on the NC Breastfeeding Coalition and NC Lactation Consultant Association.

  • CONF 2018 WHO Guidelines on Protection, Promotion, and Support of Breastfeeding: Current Updates and Guidance for Facilities Providing Birth and Newborn Services

    Contains 3 Component(s), 2 credits offered Recorded On: 07/20/2018

    In 2017 the WHO and UNICEF released 2 new guidelines related to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). The First Document: Titled “Protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services: the revised Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2017,” proposed Revised Operational Guidance for the BFHI. The second document, is the updated scientific evidence for the 10 Steps, which is cited as reference #34 in the first document. This second document, which is similarly titled “Protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services,” went through WHO’s Scientific Guideline Development process and is not open for public comment. You can access this second document here. This workshop will review the contents of the two documents and provide an update on the direction of the BFHI for the US.

    WHO Guidelines on Protection, Promotion, and Support of Breastfeeding: Current Updates and Guidance for Facilities Providing Birth and Newborn Services

    In 2017 the WHO and UNICEF released 2 new guidelines related to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). The First Document: Titled “Protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services: the revised Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative 2017,” proposed Revised Operational Guidance for the BFHI.  The second document, is the updated scientific evidence for the 10 Steps, which is cited as reference #34 in the first document. This second document, which is similarly titled “Protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services,” went through WHO’s Scientific Guideline Development process and is not open for public comment. You can access this second document here. This workshop will review the contents of the two documents and provide an update on the direction of the BFHI for the US.

    Credit: 2 L CERP and 2 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2018 - Portland, Oregon, USA

    Presented by: Trish MacEnroe BS, CDN, CLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify the purpose of World Health Organization’s two 2017 guidelines outlining: 1) the revised operational guidance for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and 2) the updated scientific evidence for the BFHI 10 Steps.
    • Describe the key steps affected by these WHO guidelines.
    • Describe the plans for implementation of these WHO guidelines.

    Learning Level: All

    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)."

    Trish MacEnroe

    BS, CDN, CLC

    Trish MacEnroe, BS is Executive Director of Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., Chair of the International Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Network, former Chair of the New York State Breastfeeding Coalition, and former chair of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Association of New York State. At Baby-Friendly USA, Trish has reorganized the Baby-Friendly designation process and created tools to assist facilities pursuing designation. She has overseen the designation of approximately 320 facilities, resulting in the achievement of the United States Healthy People 2020 goals for births in Baby-Friendly designated hospitals 6 years early (8.1% in August 2014).  This percentage doubled in 2015 to 16.2%; as of December 2016, it was at 19.6%. She has also reorganized the re-designation process as well as implemented an annual quality improvement program for designated facilities. This entails ongoing monitoring of facilities to ensure maintenance of standards. There are approximately 500 hospitals participating in these processes. Trish received her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Rhode Island.

  • CONF 2018 Deconstructing Fake Equity: Lessons Learned From a Dominant Culture Institution

    Contains 3 Component(s), 2 credits offered Recorded On: 07/20/2018

    Background: Intersectional health inequities, racism, implicit and explicit bias, and oppression are critical issues affecting our field. Working to address these issues has often led to divisiveness and ineffective action. We recognize that individuals are in different places in their journey to understanding and addressing inequities in the field of lactation. This session will be led by an academic institution partnering with an organization that focuses on communities of color. Aims: We aim to provide a safe space for conversation around dismantling systemic oppression and fostering healing relationships in the field. Topics to be covered in this workshop will include: understanding historical trauma in the US and globally, oppressive language and actions, cultural humility and appropriateness versus cultural competence, equality versus equity, improving listening skills, what it means to be an ally, deconstructing fake equity, and trust building. Narrative: Participants will have the opportunity to voice opinions and self-reflect on their experiences in this work. The institution will share lessons learned from applying an equity lens in “First Food” work from the perspective of the dominant culture and a privileged institution. The grassroots organization will share experiences as a grassroots organization that lifts people of color and advocates for the rights of the oppressed. Conclusion: Through discourse and discussion in this workshop, we will encourage expanding ones equity lens, achieving the growth that is essential for beginning the healing process in our field. This workshop will strengthen the participants’ ability to engage with community leaders for meaningful collaboration.

    Deconstructing Fake Equity: Lessons Learned From a Dominant Culture Institution

    Background: Intersectional health inequities, racism, implicit and explicit bias, and oppression are critical issues affecting our field. Working to address these issues has often led to divisiveness and ineffective action. We recognize that individuals are in different places in their journey to understanding and addressing inequities in the field of lactation.  This session will be led by an academic institution partnering with an organization that focuses on communities of color. Aims: We aim to provide a safe space for conversation around dismantling systemic oppression and fostering healing relationships in the field. Topics to be covered in this workshop will include: understanding historical trauma in the US and globally, oppressive language and actions, cultural humility and appropriateness versus cultural competence, equality versus equity, improving listening skills, what it means to be an ally, deconstructing fake equity, and trust building. Narrative: Participants will have the opportunity to voice opinions and self-reflect on their experiences in this work. The institution will share lessons learned from applying an equity lens in “First Food” work from the perspective of the dominant culture and a privileged institution.  The grassroots organization will share experiences as a grassroots organization that lifts people of color and advocates for the rights of the oppressed.  Conclusion: Through discourse and discussion in this workshop, we will encourage expanding ones equity lens, achieving the growth that is essential for beginning the healing process in our field.  This workshop will strengthen the participants’ ability to engage with community leaders for meaningful collaboration.

    Credit: 2 L CERPs and 2 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2018 - Portland, Oregon, USA

    Presented by: Catherine Sullivan MPH, RD, IBCLC; Aunchalee Loscalzo Palmquist PhD, IBCLC; Stacy Davis BA, IBCLC; Felisha Floyd BS, CLC, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the impact of structural and institutional racism and oppression in the healthcare system.
    • Articulate the impact of lived experience on daily actions.
    • Determine their role in dismantling fake equity in the field of lactation.

    Learning Level: All

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has disclosed having received competitive funds. 

    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)."

    Stacy Davis

    BA, IBCLC

    Stacy Davis is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with a Bachelors Degree in Health Services Administration and 17 years of healthcare experience, including clinical and community-based lactation support. Her specialty is organizing and managing grassroots, community-based lactation-related programs. Stacy is tirelessly dedicated to improving the level of equity, diversity and inclusion in lactation support; she wholeheartedly believes that community-based programs provide an invaluable service as a continuity of care that bridges the gap between the healthcare provider and community, offering families the socio-cultural support to birth, nourish and nurture healthy children and communities. Currently, Davis is the Executive Director of the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color (NAPPLSC) and a lactation consultant for Ascension Health System, where she assisted two hospitals in achieving Baby-Friendly Hospital designation and mentored aspiring IBCLCs of color. Stacy owns a private practice in her hometown of Detroit, MI, and resides there with her husband, Jessie, and four sons – Lawran, Devahn, Jessie, and Jace.

    Felisha Floyd

    BS, CLC, IBCLC, RLC

    Aunchalee Palmquist

    PhD, IBCLC

    Dr. Palmquist is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Maternal and Child Health and the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is a medical anthropologist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Dr. Palmquist has served as an International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) liaison to the United Nations advocating for global breastfeeding policy, and represents CGBI in the WHO/UNICEF Global Breastfeeding Collective. Her recent research focuses on critical biocultural contexts of breastfeeding and human lactation, global maternal-child health disparities, human milk sharing and milk banking, and infant and young child feeding in emergencies. She has led workshops on cultural humility for health care professionals and has over 20 years of experience working in community-based settings, on topics ranging from indigenous, immigrant, and refugee health, marine resource management, HIV/AIDS, addiction and substance use, breast cancer, and maternal and child health.

    Catherine Sullivan

    MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, FAND

    Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, FAND is Director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in the United States. Catherine received her BS in Dietetics from East Carolina University and her MPH in Nutrition from UNC. She is a registered/licensed dietitian and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over 20 years of public health nutrition and breastfeeding experience. Catherine serves as course coordinator for the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative, a CAAHEP/LEAARC accredited pathway 2 lactation training program, and serves on the core leadership team of the Centers for Disease Control's EMPower Breastfeeding and EMPower Training Initiatives. She is the principal investigator for ENRICH Carolinas and the RISE: Lactation Training Model (Reclaiming, Improving, and Sustaining Equity). Catherine is an Elected Director to the US Breastfeeding Committee, Co-Chair of the North Carolina Lactation Consultant Association and Past Chair of the Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Catherine is a frequent speaker at national and statewide conferences, with over 100 presentations. In 2017, she was inducted as a Fellow by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband, Fred, and her 9-year old son, Finnegan. Finn happily breastfed for the first 31 months of life.

  • CONF 2018 Gender and Queer Communities 101: Building a Foundation for Culturally Humble and Inclusive Care

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 07/19/2018

    This session is an introduction to LGBTQIA+ identities and communities. We will define key terms and concepts including sex, gender, intersex, gender expression, transgender, transsexual, gender identity, and intersectionality. The basic do’s and don’ts of respectful language and writing will be covered. We will also consider the question of how LGBTQIA+ communities relate to and intersect with other marginalized communities, inclusive of international contexts. Awareness of this essential background information will help lactation professionals in providing culturally competent and inclusive care for LGBTQIA+ patients and clients.

    Gender and Queer Communities 101: Building a Foundation for Culturally Humble and Inclusive Care

    This session is an introduction to LGBTQIA+ identities and communities. We will define key terms and concepts including sex, gender, intersex, gender expression, transgender, transsexual, gender identity, and intersectionality. The basic do’s and don’ts of respectful language and writing will be covered. We will also consider the question of how LGBTQIA+ communities relate to and intersect with other marginalized communities, inclusive of international contexts. Awareness of this essential background information will help lactation professionals in providing culturally competent and inclusive care for LGBTQIA+ patients and clients.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2018 - Portland, Oregon, USA

    Presented by: Trevor MacDonald

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Define key terms important to LGBTQIA+ communities.
    • Identify respectful language as well as language to avoid when discussing LGBTQIA+ issues.
    • Identify ways that other communities intersect with LGBTQIA+ identities.

    Learning Level: All

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has received support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Innovation. Funding #134042.

    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)."

    Trevor MacDonald

    Trevor MacDonald is a transgender man from Manitoba, Canada who birthed both his children at home, nursed his first child, and now nurses his second child. In 2011, he began a blog, milkjunkies.net, which is popular with both transgender individuals and healthcare providers looking for information on transgender reproduction and infant feeding. He recently led a University of Ottawa study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that explored the experiences of transmasculine individuals with pregnancy, birth, and infant feeding. Trevor is the first openly transgender person to become a La Leche League Leader, and he is the author of Where's the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad.