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  • WEBINAR - Care of the Same Sex Family

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Disparities exist in the health care system in regards to the quantity and quality of care received by LGBTQ individuals and same sex families as compared to heterosexual individuals and families. Nurses and health care providers require increased knowledge about this population and strategies to effectively communicate and care for individuals and families in this community. Many nurses and health care providers lack knowledge about the LGBTQ population and same sex families; they have not been educated in strategies to deliver culturally appropriate care.

    Care of the Same Sex Family

    Disparities exist in the health care system in regards to the quantity and quality of care received by LGBTQ individuals and same sex families as compared to heterosexual individuals and families. Nurses and health care providers require increased knowledge about this population and strategies to effectively communicate and care for individuals and families in this community. Many nurses and health care providers lack knowledge about the LGBTQ population and same sex families; they have not been educated in strategies to deliver culturally appropriate care.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 10 October 2019 

    Presented by: Diane DiTomasso, PhD, RN

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Participants will be able to describe several social and political changes that have impacted the care of same sex families.
    • Participants will be able to describe at least two unique challenges faced by same sex families.
    • Participants will be able to identify strategies that can be used in their practice to improve the quality of care for same sex individuals and families.

    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)."

    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, United States. 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 - Overcoming Adversity: A Pediatrician Perspective on Supplemental Nursing System (SNS)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Understanding lactation physiology, allows the lactation consultant to better assess and support a family’s expectation to adequately breastfeed or feed at the chest, while developing or reestablishing supply; in order to sustain healthy growth and development of a child. Through home made nursing supplemental systems (SNS), we have been able to surpass breastfeeding difficulties; such as refusal to go to the breast, abscessed mastitis and poor weight gain derived from it, development of an adoptive lactation; therefore allowing us to accompany breastfeeding families, with safe and effective pro-lactation oriented solutions, to progressively establish or re-establish supply, while stimulating mothers physiology or treating her pathology and preserving, baby’s suction biomechanics; all at the same time. Generally pediatricians (which are a crucial factor in deciding, what type of nutrition will baby receive), don't know or are not proficient enough; at managing, supplemental nursing systems, and due to that; they don’t consider it as a feasible approach. Unfailingly, this can have a major impact, in growth and development, as well as in the quality of the nutritional offer. Human Lactation has been proven to be the nutritional, neurobiological and immunological gold standard for babies, exclusively during the first six months of life and accompanied by solid foods, beyond two years of age. Because of this, pediatricians should be able to incorporate this simple but effective device, in to their therapeutic approaches, for families seeking to sustain a full or partial initiation or restoration of their breastfeeding capabilities. The SNS stands as a great pro-Lactation solution, to overcome breastfeeding difficulties, which can jeopardize a healthy and fulfilling Breastfeeding history.

    Overcoming Adversity: A Pediatrician Perspective on Supplemental Nursing System (SNS)

    Understanding lactation physiology, allows the lactation consultant to better assess and support a family’s expectation to adequately breastfeed or feed at the chest, while developing or reestablishing supply; in order to sustain healthy growth and development of a child. Through home made nursing supplemental systems (SNS), we have been able to surpass breastfeeding difficulties; such as refusal to go to the breast, abscessed mastitis and poor weight gain derived from it, development of an adoptive lactation; therefore allowing us to accompany breastfeeding families, with safe and effective pro-lactation oriented solutions, to progressively establish or re-establish supply, while stimulating mothers physiology or treating her pathology and preserving, baby’s suction biomechanics; all at the same time. Generally pediatricians (which are a crucial factor in deciding, what type of nutrition will baby receive), don't know or are not proficient enough; at managing, supplemental nursing systems, and due to that; they don’t consider it as a feasible approach. Unfailingly, this can have a major impact, in growth and development, as well as in the quality of the nutritional offer. Human Lactation has been proven to be the nutritional, neurobiological and immunological gold standard for babies, exclusively during the first six months of life and accompanied by solid foods, beyond two years of age. Because of this, pediatricians should be able to incorporate this simple but effective device, in to their therapeutic approaches, for families seeking to sustain a full or partial initiation or restoration of their breastfeeding capabilities. The SNS stands as a great pro-Lactation solution, to overcome breastfeeding difficulties, which can jeopardize a healthy and fulfilling Breastfeeding history.

    Credit: 1.5 L CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 25 September 2019 

    Presented by: Patricia Diaz L. MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC, Doula

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify the factors that make imperative; developing techniques and methodologies like the SNS, to achieve feeding at the breast.
    • Identify key situations in which a SNS, could be considered as a part of the lactation strategy.
    • Learn about the advantages of the SNS, as a prolactation solution, to establish or reestablish mother’s milk supply.
    • Learn how to build a SNS, in areas where the commercial presentation is not available.

    Learning Level: 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)."

    Patricia Diaz

    MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC, Doula

    Founder and Advisor for the Pro-Lactation Birthing and Newborn attention Protocol at La Trinidad Teaching Medical Center.

    Chairperson at the Organizational Committee and invited Speaker for the Annual World Breastfeeding Week Conference since 2015, La Trinidad Educational Medical Center. Caracas, Venezuela.

    Founder of Pediatric Autana: Educational platform, that develops Educational products (workshops, Master Classes, webinars) for expectant parents, breastfeeding families and care takers; in all subjects related to Human Lactation, Growth and Development from the neurobiological perspective. Social
    Media presence @PediatriaAutana (twitter, Facebook, IG).

    Pediatrician for rural areas with attendance of Venezuelan indigenous population WARAO, at Delta Amacuro, Conjoint Obstetrics and Pediatric activities sponsored by “Project MOTHER”.

    Weekly national TV appearance as Pediatric and Lactation Specialist , during the Section “Ask the Experts” in Portada’s Morning Magazine - Venevisión.

    Speaker at 2017 ILCA’s Annual Conference, Toronto Canada “Love Has it Science, The Foundation of Nurturing Families” Conference.

    Speaker at 2019 ILCA’s Annual Conference, Atlanta USA. “The Birth of Lactation Culture: A Take on Becoming a Pro-Lactation Institution from La Trinidad Teaching Medical Centre” Conference.

    Member of the Venezuelan Pediatric Society, International Lactation Association, and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

  • WEBINAR - A Novel Relactation Program Among Bottle-Feeding Inpatients in a Tertiary Public Hospital in the Philippines

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    There is paucity of guidance on relactation among health workers. This webinar describes a novel relactation program for inpatient bottle-feeding infants at the Philippine National Children’s Hospital.

    A Novel Relactation Program Among Bottle-Feeding Inpatients in a Tertiary Public Hospital in the Philippines

    There is paucity of guidance on relactation among health workers. This webinar describes a novel relactation program for inpatient bottle-feeding infants at the Philippine National Children’s Hospital.

    Credit: 1 L CERPs and 1 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 10 July 2019 

    Presented by: Joanne Datangel-Gallardo, MD, DPPS

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the elements of the novel relactation program for bottle-feeding parent-infant dyads  in a low-resource inpatient setting in the Philippines.
    • List the steps to important relactation skills such as hand expression, drop and drip technique, and self breast massage.
    • Present the outcomes of the study.

    Learning Level: 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)."

    Joanne Datangel-Gallardo

    MD, DPPS

    A board certified pediatrician, Dr Datangel-Gallardo served at National Children’s Hospital for 7 years as Chief Resident and as Assistant Head for the Breastfeeding Committee.  Her research on Relactation Success among Mothers of Formula Fed Infants Who Received Breastfeeding Support has been received well in the recent 2018 International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Management in Florida, USA.  Using the 20-hour WHO/UNICEF Lactation Management Training modules, she has trained more than a hundred health care professionals on lactation counselling and management. She counselled mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals. She is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She also serves as a missionary doctor, and as volunteer trainer for the Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition among health professionals. Graduated top 10 of her batch at St. Luke's College of Medicine, she finished cum Laude at University of the Philippines Manila BS biology.

  • WEBINAR - Disparities in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Lactation

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will describe the history of infant feeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and how culture is changing. We will learn how speech-language pathologist (SLP) have been pioneering safe and efficient swallow practices in the NICU while needing the support and knowledge of lactation consultants to help guide milk production and breastfeeding/chestfeeding. We will explore current breastfeeding/chestfeeding disparities and how this gap may be closed with the teamwork of lactation consultants and SLPs.

    Disparities in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Lactation

    This presentation will describe the history of infant feeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and how culture is changing. We will learn how speech-language pathologist (SLP) have been pioneering safe and efficient swallow practices in the NICU while needing the support and knowledge of lactation consultants to help guide milk production and breastfeeding/chestfeeding. We will explore current breastfeeding/chestfeeding disparities and how this gap may be closed with the teamwork of lactation consultants and SLPs.

    Credit: 1.25 L CERPs and 1.25 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 24 May 2019 

    Presented by: Lillian Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the role of the speech-language pathologist in feeding and swallowing.
    • List 3 ways NICU culture is shifting to support breast/chestfeeding.
    • Describe bottle feeding techniques that support infant feeding and breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

    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)."

    Lillian Scott

    M.S., CCC-SLP, IBCLC

    Lillian Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP, IBCLC is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) with five years experience with adults and pediatrics in the area of swallowing and dysphagia. While completing her master’s degree at Gallaudet University she discovered a passion for swallowing and dysphagia in the pediatric population. Curiosity regarding infant feeding practices in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), bias towards breastfeeding, and wonderful mentors led her to pursue knowledge and skills in lactation. She enjoys working with families in the inpatient and outpatient setting, and completing modified barium swallow studies (MBS) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examinations of Swallowing (FEES). She views success as when families meet their infant feeding goals. Lillian strives to foster collaboration between the fields of SLP and IBCLCs through professional education, and interdisciplinary discussions. She is employed by UNC Health Care and serves on the board for the Appalachian Breastfeeding Network.

  • WEBINAR - Bridging the Gap: A Partnership Between a Hospital System and Public Health (WIC) Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and Staff

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Hospitals can develop partnerships with community agencies or groups that facilitate early, ongoing breastfeeding support following hospital discharge. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) breastfeeding peer counselors are an essential source of this support in many global communities. Aims/Purpose: The presentation will explain the innovation of how a health system of 8 hospitals, three Health Districts WIC breastfeeding peer counseling programs, and a university collaborated to improve breastfeeding support within their communities. The purpose was to ease the transition from hospital to home for the breastfeeding dyad by establishing organizational structures and processes that facilitated ongoing breastfeeding support in the community. Narrative: Establishing breastfeeding community partnerships all over the world are essential to the development of sustainable community strategies that can offer mothers access to effective breastfeeding support. A referral pathway was developed to facilitate the peer counselors’ ability to offer early support by giving them access to mothers before hospital discharge. Process maps and authorization forms were developed through dialogue with key stakeholders (e. g. hospital leadership, nurses, physicians, and WIC breastfeeding staff) will be shown. Conclusion: The primary outcome of this program was to evaluate the feasibility of the process, which was successfully implemented with no added costs. Additionally, this program provided an innovative approach to delivering ongoing breastfeeding support to vulnerable populations and guidance for nurses in establishing community partnerships that benefit their patients.

    Bridging the Gap: A Partnership Between a Hospital System and Public Health (WIC) Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and Staff

    Hospitals can develop partnerships with community agencies or groups that facilitate early, ongoing breastfeeding support following hospital discharge. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) breastfeeding peer counselors are an essential source of this support in many global communities. Aims/Purpose: The presentation will explain the innovation of how a health system of 8 hospitals, three Health Districts WIC breastfeeding peer counseling programs, and a university collaborated to improve breastfeeding support within their communities.  The purpose was to ease the transition from hospital to home for the breastfeeding dyad by establishing organizational structures and processes that facilitated ongoing breastfeeding support in the community. Narrative: Establishing breastfeeding community partnerships all over the world are essential to the development of sustainable community strategies that can offer mothers access to effective breastfeeding support. A referral pathway was developed to facilitate the peer counselors’ ability to offer early support by giving them access to mothers before hospital discharge. Process maps and authorization forms were developed through dialogue with key stakeholders (e. g. hospital leadership, nurses, physicians, and WIC breastfeeding staff) will be shown. Conclusion: The primary outcome of this program was to evaluate the feasibility of the process, which was successfully implemented with no added costs.  Additionally, this program provided an innovative approach to delivering ongoing breastfeeding support to vulnerable populations and guidance for nurses in establishing community partnerships that benefit their patients.

    Credit: 1 L CERPs and 1 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 14 May 2019 

    Presented by: Cindi Bennett MN, RN, IBCLC & Cindy Galloway, RDN, LD, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify key components to developing a sustainable community partnership between a hospital and WIC breastfeeding peer counselors/staff to provide ongoing breastfeeding support in the hospital and after hospital discharge.
    • Explore developing a process for hospital visitation by WIC peer counselors/staff.
    • Discuss the process for WIC peer counselors/staff to receive education on late preterm infants to provide referrals for improved breastfeeding support.

    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)."

    Cindi Bennett

    MN, RN, IBCLC

    Cindi Faith Bennett, MN, RN, IBCLC has spent her nursing career focused on the mother baby breastfeeding dyad population. She has extensive knowledge of the unique challenges faced by the high risk, preterm, late preterm and full-term breastfeeding dyad populations with an emphasis on the late preterm infant. She developed the lactation department in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the largest Children’s Hospital in the state of Idaho and currently is developing a lactation program in a new sister hospital with a focus on a “Well Breastfeeding” which includes prenatal, hospital and follow up care for 6 months. She established and implemented the first human milk donation center in the state of Idaho and helped establish milk donation centers in Utah and Colorado.  She received her Masters of Nursing in Population Health in 2016 from Boise State University.  The innovative program described in this presentation was first developed and piloted as her Masters project.  This program has grown to include eight health system hospitals and three health districts.  Her passion is helping breastfeeding dyads in their journey.  She is the mother of 6 children and a grandmother to 12.  She and her husband Doug enjoy the outdoors and ministry work in Peru.

    Cindy Galloway

    RDN, LD, IBCLC

    Cindy Galloway, RDN, LD, IBCLC, is a Senior Public Health Registered Dietitian and the Breastfeeding Coordinator and Peer Counseling Manager for the WIC Program at Central District Health Department located in Boise, Idaho. She is on the Board for the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition and facilitates the Idaho Treasure Valley Breastfeeding Coalition. She coauthored Education for WIC Peer Counselors about Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant published in the Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior.  She was a speaker at the 2018 National WIC Association Annual Education and Training Conference. She co-chaired the First Annual Idaho Breastfeeding Summit. Under her leadership her WIC Agency was the Recipient of the Gold Premier United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services WIC Loving Support Award of Excellence for Exemplary Breastfeeding Support and Practices. Her passion is helping mothers to successfully breastfeed. She is the mother of 9 children and grandmother to 28.  She plays the organ and loves to swim, kayak, and snow ski with her husband Dave.

  • WEBINAR - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Implicit Bias and Crucial/Courageous Conversations

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The DEI and Implicit Bias 90-minute webinar will be facilitated utilizing a social justice lens that examines the connectedness between diversity, equity and inclusion. Through an examination of individual, institutional, and environmental influences as related to social injustice, participants will increase personal awareness, expand knowledge and encourage actions. They will learn more about their own socialization and social identities along with the conscious and unconscious prejudices and bias they may hold. ILCA members will identify and challenge unexamined beliefs about self and others and understand how these beliefs have been established through a system of inequity based on privilege and power. After examining the inequities that exist within the lactation space, ILCA members will gain an understanding of implicit bias and how it is a barrier to equity. Furthermore, they will be encouraged to accept diverse perspectives and given tools needed to engage in challenging conversations. Through utilization of the Four Agreements of Courageous Conversations and the Crucial Conversation Model, ILCA members will be provided with a foundation to engage in healthy discourse.

    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Implicit Bias and Crucial/Courageous Conversations

    The DEI and Implicit Bias 90-minute webinar will be facilitated utilizing a social justice lens that examines the connectedness between diversity, equity and inclusion. Through an examination of individual, institutional, and environmental influences as related to social injustice, participants will increase personal awareness, expand knowledge and encourage actions. They will learn more about their own socialization and social identities along with the conscious and unconscious prejudices and bias they may hold. ILCA members will identify and challenge unexamined beliefs about self and others and understand how these beliefs have been established through a system of inequity based on privilege and power.  After examining the inequities that exist within the lactation space, ILCA members will gain an understanding of implicit bias and how it is a barrier to equity. Furthermore, they will be encouraged to accept diverse perspectives and given tools needed to engage in challenging conversations. Through utilization of the Four Agreements of Courageous Conversations and the Crucial Conversation Model, ILCA members will be provided with a foundation to engage in healthy discourse.

    Credit: 1.5 E CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 18 April 2019 

    Presented by: Dr. Adrienne Coleman and Traci D. Ellis, JD, SHRM-SCP

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Reflect on their own bias and how implicit bias serves as a barrier to achieving equity, in society and in the lactation space.
    • Learn to interrupt bias and identify patterns of inequity in breastfeeding.
    • Learn a method to approach diversity, equity and inclusion courageous conversations, specifically related to understanding barriers in breastfeeding and addressing inequities within the lactation space.

    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)."

    Dr. Adrienne Coleman

    Adrienne Coleman is an innovative, creative, problem-centered, equity-minded leader who has contributed to the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) space for the past fifteen years. As a speaker, researcher and DEI expert, she has influenced educational institutions, social-service organizations, law enforcement, government agencies and international groups in moving DEI work forward.  In addition, she has been responsible for assessing potential barriers and developing strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse community; designing training initiatives on cultural competency, implicit bias, stereotype threat and other topics designed to increase awareness; and implementing DEI policies and strategic plan. Her equity-focused research in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) has informed programs throughout the nation, been shared globally and led to the development of the D-STEM Equity Model, a comprehensive approach to diversifying the STEM education to career pipeline, from a racial perspective.

    Traci D. Ellis

    JD, SHRM-SCP

    Traci D. Ellis is a strategically focused and culturally versatile HR executive, experienced strategist in diversity, equity and inclusion, and attorney who helps organizations create and sustain engaging diverse, equitable and inclusive cultures. Traci is also a sought-after speaker on the intersection of race, law and politics, as well as inclusive leadership. Her career has been an exciting mix of law firm, corporate, government and self-employment. But regardless of the professional title, her passion...both professionally and personally...has always been the pursuit of mission-driven organizations where employees thrive and a world free from discrimination and harassment based on race, sex, gender, national origin, color and all the other ways in which we diminish each other. Creating a vibrant and inclusive organizational culture is key.  Additionally, as a Gallup-certified Strengths coach, she coaches leaders on discovering and flexing their strengths to increase leadership capacity, create highly engaged teams and meet personal and professional goals, particularly through a DEI lens.

  • WEBINAR - Can Herbs Solve Breastfeeding Problems?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/09/2019

    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.

    Can Herbs Solve Breastfeeding Problems?

    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.

    Credit: 1.5 L CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 9 April 2019 

    Presented by: Sara Chana Silverstein, BA, IBCLC, RH (AHG)

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Understand how herbs and botanicals work in the body and their role in breastfeeding.
    • Identify when herbs will not solve breastfeeding problems.
    • Learn safety concerns for the mother and the baby.

    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)."

    Sara Chana Silverstein

    BA, IBCLC, RH (AHG)

    Sara-Chana Silverstein is a board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), master herbalist RH (AHG), classical homeopath, businesswoman, wife, keynote speaker and mother of seven children. She is regularly featured on TV news shows across the US discussing breastfeeding and also how people can integrate alternative with conventional medicine. She is a consultant to many pediatricians, surgeons, obstetricians, midwives and general doctors, and is currently guest lecturing to residents on breastfeeding at New York medical schools. She also created the APP: Sara Chana’s Savvy Breastfeeding Guide which has 350 articles and 150 original videos.  Sara-Chana runs a breastfeeding clinic in Brooklyn, New York and has had the honor of helping over 25 thousand mother/baby dyads. As a doula, while researching breastfeeding behavior in the first four hours of life, she helped deliver 469 babies.  Sara-Chana is passing on this wise-women awareness to modern women.

  • WEBINAR - A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breastfeeding Pain

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/12/2019

    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).

    A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breastfeeding Pain

    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).

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 12 March 2019 

    Presented by: Amber Valentine, MS,CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Participants will be able to identify correct and incorrect latch and will be able to determine at least three causes of nipple pain.
    • Participants will be able to describe techniques for management of nipple pain related to breastfeeding.
    • Participants will be able to recognize appropriate referrals determined during evaluation and treatment process

    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)."


    Amber Valentine

    MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT

    Amber Valentine is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Kentucky in the United States with her MS in Communication Disorders.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She worked for Baptist Health Systems, Inc. for 8 years before moving to Florida where she worked for Wolfsons Children’s Hospital and Mayo Florida in the USA. She is now back in Kentucky working for Baptist Health Lexington. She has experience in adults and pediatrics with feeding and swallowing difficulties including bedside swallow evaluations, Modified Barium Swallow studies, FEES, and pediatric feeding evaluations including NICU. She has provided guest lectures for the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville on feeding and swallowing topics. She has presented at the hospital level, local, state, national, and international levels on pediatric feeding/swallowing and breastfeeding.

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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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), Includes Credits 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.