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  • WEBINAR - Physical Therapy Techniques in Lactation

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

    Physical Therapy Techniques in Lactation

    Breast and nipple pain, engorgement, and recurrent plugs leading to mastitis are common reasons why mothers stop breastfeeding earlier than recommended.  Despite the prevalence, these remain challenging conditions to treat. In the past, patients with deep, chronic breast pain in breastfeeding were often treated for yeast infections, though no scientific evidence exists to support this diagnosis.  More current literature has established subacute mastitis, persistent hyperlactation (“oversupply”), and dermatitis as causes of breast pain. Once these conditions have been treated or ruled out, patients nevertheless may experience persistent pain, plugging, and/or engorgement. 

    Recent reports describe the efficacy of pharmacologic interventions, such as antihistamines and beta blockers, in functional breast pain.  Before starting medication, breast physical therapy interventions can be utilized. In addition to treatment of pain, these techniques can employed for relief of engorgement, plugging, and inflammation.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 12 June 2020

    Presented by: Katrina B. Mitchell, MD, IBCLC
     

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    1. Describe the lack of evidence to support candida as an agent of nipple and breast pain

    2. Demonstrate technique of lymphatic massage and dangers of deep tissue massage in the lactating breast

    3. Distinguish benefits of therapeutic ultrasound in plugging and mastitis


    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.

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

    Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC

    Katrina B. Mitchell, MD is a board-certified general surgeon, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, and international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) whose practice includes the care and surgery of women with breast cancer and benign breast disease.  She also treats maternal complications of lactation, and has a special interest in pregnancy and postpartum breast cancer.  She resides in Santa Barbara, California and practices at the Ridley Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic.  She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her son at the beach.  More information about her clinical and educational interests is available at katrinamitchell.org.

  • WEBINAR - Baby Led Weaning and the Role of the IBCLC

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Baby Led Weaning as an approach to introducing solids has been growing in popularity over the past 15 years. However, despite the growing demand from parents, there remains a lack of guidance from health care professionals. Additionally, there are some misconceptions around baby led weaning including safety. This presentation looks to provide further understanding of what baby led weaning is and how the lactation professional can provide guidance to parents.

    Baby Led Weaning and the Role of the IBCLC

    Baby Led Weaning as an approach to introducing solids has been growing in popularity over the past 15 years. However, despite the growing demand from parents, there remains a lack of guidance from health care professionals. Additionally, there are some misconceptions around baby led weaning including safety. This presentation looks to provide further understanding of what baby led weaning is and how the lactation professional can provide guidance to parent

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 1 April 2020

    Presented by: Meghan McMillan, RD, CSP, IBCLC
     

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    1. Define Baby Led Weaning

    2. Identify the reasons parents choose Baby Led Weaning approach

    3. List the safety concerns of Baby Led Weaning

    4. Describe the implementation of Baby Led Weaning


    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.

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

    Meghan McMillan

    Meghan McMillin holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP). Further, Meghan obtained the credential of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 

    Located in the United States, Meghan is the owner of Mama & Sweet Pea Nutrition, a private practice and consulting company that focuses on prenatal, postpartum and infant care. The introduction of solids, food allergies, and baby led weaning are among her specialties.

    Meghan is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and presented on Baby Led Weaning at their Food & Nutrition Conference in 2018. She is also a member of the Northern Illinois Lactation Consultant Association and sits on the board for Breastfeed Chicago, a local non-profit. In addition, Meghan is a freelance writer and co-authored the eBook Avoiding Allergens While Breastfeeding.

  • WEBINAR - Breastfeeding Strategies Used by Women with Physical Disabilities

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Women with physical disabilities have a desire to breastfeed. However, women with physical disabilities also experience unique barriers that may interfere with their feeding goals. Improved support from healthcare professionals, including lactation consultants is necessary to overcome these challenges. This presentation will outline how healthcare professionals can incorporate the breastfeeding techniques identified in our study when caring for and supporting women with physical disabilities who wish to breastfeed.

    Breastfeeding Strategies Used by Women with Physical Disabilities

    Women with physical disabilities have a desire to breastfeed. However, women with physical disabilities also experience unique barriers that may interfere with their feeding goals. Improved support from healthcare professionals, including lactation consultants is necessary to overcome these challenges. This presentation will outline how healthcare professionals can incorporate the breastfeeding techniques identified in our study when caring for and supporting women with physical disabilities who wish to breastfeed.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 13 February 2020

    Presented by: Tiahna Warkentin, University of Toronto, MD Candidate 2020

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    1.  Outline effective breastfeeding/chestfeeding strategies used by lactating parents with physical disabilities.
    2.  Describe the challenges parents with physical disabilities experience when 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.

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

    Tiahna Warkentin

    MD Candidate 2020

    Tiahna is a final year medical student at the University of Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise, Disability, and Aging studies. She has spent the past four years working with Dr. Berndl at Sunnybrook Health Sciences centre exploring Breastfeeding Strategies Used by Women with Physical Disability. She is passionate about working with individuals with physical disabilities to identify and address barriers that impact function. 

  • 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.

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

    Diane DiTomasso, PhD, RN

    Assistant Professor College of Nursing University of Rhode Island

    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.

  • JHL 35(4) Does Truthful Advertising Ever Pass "The Smell Test" in a Peer-Reviewed Journal?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    After completing this study module, the learner will be able to: 1. Describe how health care professionals are subjected to marketing and persuasion techniques (including advertisements in journals) designed to influence clinical care. 2. Identify strategies to counteract persuasive marketing tactics/techniques and reduce their inappropriate influence on clinical care. 3. Describe Principle 5 of the IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) for IBCLCs' relationship to marketing pressures.

    Independent Study Module for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants®

    Title: Does Truthful Advertising Ever Pass "The Smell Test" in a Peer-Reviewed Journal?

    Author(s): Elizabeth C. Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA

    Source: Journal of Human Lactation 35(4) 2019

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

    1. Describe how health care professionals are subjected to marketing and persuasion techniques (including advertisements in journals) designed to influence clinical care.

    2. Identify strategies to counteract persuasive marketing tactics/techniques and reduce their inappropriate influence on clinical care.

    3. Describe Principle 5 of the IBLCE Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) for IBCLCs' relationship to marketing pressures.

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

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

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

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

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of 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.

  • CONF 2019 Tongue or the Breast? Teasing Out the Etiology of Breastfeeding Problems

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/25/2019

    In this session, Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC presents on how breastfeeding difficulties can be rooted in maternal and/or infant pathology or management. This presentation reviews maternal conditions and suboptimal early breastfeeding management associated with low milk production and infant structural issues that interfere with breastfeeding initiation.

    Tongue or the Breast? Teasing Out the Etiology of Breastfeeding Problems

    In this session, Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC presents on how breastfeeding difficulties can be rooted in maternal and/or infant pathology or management. This presentation reviews maternal conditions and suboptimal early breastfeeding management associated with low milk production and infant structural issues that interfere with breastfeeding initiation.


    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2019 - Atlanta, Georgia, US

    Presented by: Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    List four maternal issues that might negatively impact breastfeeding initiation.

    Describe three conditions that impact infant tongue mobility, strength or respiratory reserve.

    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.

    Catherine Watson Genna

    BS, IBCLC

    Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges and is an active clinical mentor. She speaks to healthcare professionals around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Her presentations and her writing are enriched by her clinical photographs and videos. Catherine collaborates with Columbia University and Tel Aviv University Departments of Biomedical Engineering on research projects investigating the biomechanics of the lactating nipple and various aspects of sucking and swallowing in breastfeeding infants. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Praeclarus Press 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Learning 2008, 2013, 2017) as well as professional journal articles and chapters in the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice and Breastfeeding and Human Lactation. Catherine served as Associate Editor of the United States Lactation Consultant Association’s official journal Clinical Lactation for its first seven years. She is still a La Leche League Leader.

  • CONF 2019 The Role of Lactation Consultants in the Code

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/25/2019

    In this session, Laurence Grummer-Strawn, MPA, MA, PhD​ presents on how the promotion of breast-milk substitutes, particularly through the health care system, is a significant barrier to optimal infant and young child feeding. The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes lays out responsibilities for health workers and health systems in protecting breastfeeding. The 2016 WHA resolution 69.9 extended these responsibilities further, focusing on avoiding conflicts of interest in relationships with manufacturers and distributers of breast-milk substitutes. As health professionals focusing on breastfeeding, lactation consultants have a special role to play in advocating for the Code and educating their health care partners on their responsibilities under the Code. Lactation consultants are in a unique position to identify Code violations through their interactions with mothers and in observing health care institutions. WHO and UNICEF have developed a toolkit on Code monitoring that can assist countries in working with lactation consultants in enforcing national laws on the marketing of breast-milk substitutes.

    The Role of Lactation Consultants in the Code

    In this session, Laurence Grummer-Strawn, MPA, MA, PhD presents on how the promotion of breast-milk substitutes, particularly through the health care system, is a significant barrier to optimal infant and young child feeding.  The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes lays out responsibilities for health workers and health systems in protecting breastfeeding. The 2016 WHA resolution 69.9 extended these responsibilities further, focusing on avoiding conflicts of interest in relationships with manufacturers and distributers of breast-milk substitutes. As health professionals focusing on breastfeeding, lactation consultants have a special role to play in advocating for the Code and educating their health care partners on their responsibilities under the Code. Lactation consultants are in a unique position to identify Code violations through their interactions with mothers and in observing health care institutions. WHO and UNICEF have developed a toolkit on Code monitoring that can assist countries in working with lactation consultants in enforcing national laws on the marketing of breast-milk substitutes.


    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2019 - Atlanta, Georgia, US

    Presented by: Laurence Grummer-Strawn, MPA, MA, PhD

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    List at least three responsibilities of health care providers in limiting the promotion of breast-milk substitutes.

    Identify tools available for educating health care providers about the Code.

    Describe potential mechanisms for monitoring implementation of the Code.

    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.

    Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn

    MPA, MA, PhD

    Laurence Grummer-Strawn is the coordinator of infant and young child feeding at the World Health Organization.  Until December 2014, he served as chief of the Nutrition Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Having earned his PhD from Princeton University, he worked at CDC for over 23 years, in the areas of Reproductive Health and Nutrition.  He is an epidemiologist who has published over 150 scientific publications.  He is recognized internationally for his work on vitamin and mineral deficiencies, breastfeeding policy, and development of both the CDC and the WHO Growth Charts.  Dr. Grummer-Strawn was the scientific editor of the US Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Breastfeeding.  He created the CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions, CDC’s collection of breastfeeding data in the National Immunization Survey, the State Breastfeeding Report Card, the CDC survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC).  At WHO, Dr. Grummer-Strawn leads the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, the Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, and the Global Breastfeeding Collective.

  • CONF 2019 Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Reducing the Prejudice Against Exclusive Pumping

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/25/2019

    In this session, Fiona Jardine, MA (Cantab.), LLM, MLS, ALC​ presents on how exclusive pumping (EPing) can—and successfully does—provide the solution to many breastfeeding problems while still providing the benefits of feeding human milk. However, research on EPing is scant and often limited to secondary analysis of existing data, content analysis of expressed milk, or pumping in the context of the neonatal intensive care unit. Despite the increasing rates of EPing, little is known about the reasons for EPing initiation and cessation, the support needs and information behaviors of exclusive pumpers (EPers), or EPers’ lived experiences. My research collected data from current and past EPers through a one-time initial survey and longitudinally through a series of follow-up surveys. While the surveys covered a wide range of topics, this workshop focuses on the reactions respondents experienced when others found out they were EPing, as well as the information and support they received from a variety of different sources. While many reported positive reactions to and support of EPing, an alarming number reported the opposite, especially from healthcare and lactation care providers. Together with poor advice, this lack of appropriate support of EPing often contributes to EPers feeling frustrated and unsupported, threatening both the initiation and duration of their breastfeeding journey. This workshop will examine the reasons EPers initiate and cease EPing in the context of these undesirable experiences and what caregivers/parents, healthcare and lactation care providers, educators, policy makers, researchers, and activists can do to improve the lived experiences of EPers.

    Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Reducing the Prejudice Against Exclusive Pumping

    In this session, Fiona Jardine, MA (Cantab.), LLM, MLS, ALC presents on how exclusive pumping (EPing) can—and successfully does—provide the solution to many breastfeeding problems while still providing the benefits of feeding human milk. However, research on EPing is scant and often limited to secondary analysis of existing data, content analysis of expressed milk, or pumping in the context of the neonatal intensive care unit. Despite the increasing rates of EPing, little is known about the reasons for EPing initiation and cessation, the support needs and information behaviors of exclusive pumpers (EPers), or EPers’ lived experiences. My research collected data from current and past EPers through a one-time initial survey and longitudinally through a series of follow-up surveys. While the surveys covered a wide range of topics, this workshop focuses on the reactions respondents experienced when others found out they were EPing, as well as the information and support they received from a variety of different sources.  While many reported positive reactions to and support of EPing, an alarming number reported the opposite, especially from healthcare and lactation care providers. Together with poor advice, this lack of appropriate support of EPing often contributes to EPers feeling frustrated and unsupported, threatening both the initiation and duration of their breastfeeding journey. This workshop will examine the reasons EPers initiate and cease EPing in the context of these undesirable experiences and what caregivers/parents, healthcare and lactation care providers, educators, policy makers, researchers, and activists can do to improve the lived experiences of EPers.


    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2019 - Atlanta, Georgia, US

    Presented by: Fiona Jardine, MA (Cantab.), LLM, MLS, ALC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    Identify why some parents exclusively pump rather than feed directly at the breast/chest.

    Discuss the range of feelings exclusive pumpers have in relation to others’ opinions of this feeding method.

    Advocate and implement strategies for the inclusion of and support for exclusive pumping.

    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.

    Fiona Jardine

    Fiona Jardine is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland’s iSchool where she is conducting pioneering research into the experiences of those who exclusively pump human milk, specifically focusing on the information they need, how they find it, and what they do with it. However, she is able to provide insights into many different aspects of exclusive pumping thanks to the breadth of the data she collected. Fiona is also an Advanced Lactation Consultant and a postpartum doula so that she can provide the support that she believes is so desperately needed, especially in the fourth trimester.

  • CONF 2019 Integrating Lactation Support into Early Intervention Services for Infants with Special Needs

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/25/2019

    In this session, Jada Wright Nichols, MS, OTR/L, IBCLC presents on early childhood intervention as a support and educational system for very young children (aged birth to three in America, or to six, in some other countries) who have been victims of, or who are at high risk or have developmental delays or disabilities. Some states and regions have chosen to focus these services on children with developmental disabilities or delays, but Early Childhood Intervention is not limited to children with these disabilities. The mission of early childhood intervention is to assure that families who have at-risk children in this age range receive resources and supports that assist them in maximizing their child's physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development while respecting the diversity of families and communities. Typically, the services are state/ regionally funded, and include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, nutrition, social work, and, psychological, and education services. These interdisciplinary services are produced in the child’s natural environment, and the service providers may be from the public or private sector. Weaving lactation evaluation and consultation services into what’s already being provided is an ideal way to help normalize breastfeeding, and increase access to breastfeeding support to some of the most vulnerable families, thereby improving breastfeeding rates and helping to decrease comorbidities and other threats to public health. Strategies for incorporating lactation support, as well as for working with other allied health professionals will be addressed.

    Integrating Lactation Support into Early Intervention Services for Infants with Special Needs

    In this session, Jada Wright Nichols, MS, OTR/L, IBCLC presents on early childhood intervention as a support and educational system for very young children (aged birth to three in America, or to six, in some other countries) who have been victims of, or who are at high risk or have developmental delays or disabilities. Some states and regions have chosen to focus these services on children with developmental disabilities or delays, but Early Childhood Intervention is not limited to children with these disabilities.   The mission of early childhood intervention is to assure that families who have at-risk children in this age range receive resources and supports that assist them in maximizing their child's physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development while respecting the diversity of families and communities. Typically, the services are state/ regionally funded, and include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, nutrition, social work, and, psychological, and education services.   These interdisciplinary services are produced in the child’s natural environment, and the service providers may be from the public or private sector.   Weaving lactation evaluation and consultation services into what’s already being provided is an ideal way to help normalize breastfeeding, and increase access to breastfeeding support to some of the most vulnerable families, thereby improving breastfeeding rates and helping to decrease comorbidities and other threats to public health.   Strategies for incorporating lactation support, as well as for working with other allied health professionals will be addressed.


    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Conference July, 2019 - Atlanta, Georgia, US

    Presented by: Jada Wright Nichols, MS, OTR/L, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    Describe strategies for infusing lactation support into early intervention practices.

    Identify local service providers with whom to collaborate for service provision.

    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.

    Jada Wright Nichols

    Jada Wright Nichols is maternal wellness consultant, who owns a private practice, which offers rehabilitation, yoga, massage, doula, and lactation services for new and expectant families. She also works as a NICU lactation consultant in a Children’s Hospital. She is an active member of the Tennessee Breastfeeding Coalition, a founder of BSTARS (Breastfeeding Sisters That Are Receiving Support), and the Vice-President of Breastfeeding USA.

  • 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.

    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.