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  • WEBINAR - Challenges of Health Care Providers: Father's Role in Breastfeeding

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Breastfeeding mothers require a lot of support in initiating and maintaining breastfeeding. Many researchers have confirmed that breastfeeding practices have physiological, psychosocial, economic and environmental advantages for children. This study is expected to benefit the health provider to support, promote, and protect breastfeeding with regards to challenges they experience while caring for their client. Literature indicates positive associations of breastfeeding practices with child health. Those babies who receive exclusive breastfeeding and optimum feeding are less likely suffer from various health problems. This study will also utilize qualitative method as an inquiry. The focus group provided an avenue to health care providers to share their awareness with regards to breastfeeding, their perspectives on the father's role and the challenges that they are facing in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding.

    Challenges of Health Care Providers: Father's Role in Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding mothers require a lot of support in initiating and maintaining breastfeeding. Many researchers have confirmed that breastfeeding practices have physiological, psychosocial, economic and environmental advantages for children. This study is expected to benefit the health provider to support, promote, and protect breastfeeding with regards to challenges they experience while caring for their client. Literature indicates positive associations of breastfeeding practices with child health. Those babies who receive exclusive breastfeeding and optimum feeding are less likely suffer from various health problems. This study will also utilize qualitative method as an inquiry. The focus group provided an avenue to health care providers to share their awareness with regards to breastfeeding, their perspectives on the father's role and the challenges that they are facing in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding.

    Credit: .50 L CERP and .50 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 15 March 2021

    Presented by: Yasmin Murad Mithani, RN, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    1. Describe challenges of father's role in breastfeeding.

    2. Explore strategies for supporting mothers for breastfeeding.

    3. Develop strategies to protect breastfeeding practices.

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

    Yasmin Murad Mithani, RN, IBCLC

    The Woman's Hospital of Texas

    Yasmin Murad Mithani works as a Registered Nurse and IBCLC at The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston, Texas, United States. She has competed her MSc in International Primary Care and co-authored and published an article, Emerging Role of Clinical Preceptors (CPs) at a Private University, Karachi, Pakistan in the Journal of Education and Training Studies in 2017.

  • DOCUMENTARY: We're Mammals

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Breastfeeding challenges are prevalent particularly in the early stages after birth. According to a study published in Pediatrics 2013, 92% of women studied in the United States experienced breastfeeding challenges, including problems with latching, breastfeeding pain and milk quantity concerns. Breastfeeding is a physiological function of all mammals and once the basics are understood, supporting mothers and babies in the early stages becomes much easier. This documentary will explore how competent infants are at locating the breast and latching. Infants are hardwired to breastfeed, just like other mammals, and have inborn feeding behaviors that are easy to observe. This documentary is the lactation consultant's experience comparing her clients in Vancouver, Canada with rural areas of Iran. This education can help to demonstrate a new possibility for health care providers by offering simple and effective breastfeeding support.

    DOCUMENTARY: We're Mammals

    Breastfeeding challenges are prevalent particularly in the early stages after birth. According to a study published in Pediatrics 2013, 92% of women studied in the United States experienced breastfeeding challenges, including problems with latching, breastfeeding pain and milk quantity concerns. Breastfeeding is a physiological function of all mammals and once the basics are understood, supporting mothers and babies in the early stages becomes much easier. This documentary will explore how competent infants are at locating the breast and latching. Infants are hardwired to breastfeed, just like other mammals, and have inborn feeding behaviors that are easy to observe. This documentary is the lactation consultant's experience comparing her clients in Vancouver, Canada with rural areas of Iran. This education can help to demonstrate a new possibility for health care providers by offering simple and effective breastfeeding support.

    Credit: 1.50 L CERP and 1.50 Contact Hour(s)

    Source: Shared with permission by Shahrzad Tayebi, IBCLC 

    Presented by: Shahrzad Tayebi, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    1. Define the necessary elements of newborns' feeding behavior and the ability to self-latch

    2. Describe the importance of the newborns' body freedom which is necessary to achieve a good latch

    3. List 3 ways to support a mother and baby through exploring the "mammalian" approach to breastfeeding

    4. Strategize 2 ways that they can play a flexible, non-interventionist and facilitative role in this process, in their own practice setting

    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 education is provided as a service to our members for continuing education, knowledge, and awareness. We believe in fostering an inclusive environment that supports diversity and removes barriers. The views and opinions expressed in this 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.

    Expiration Date: 21 January 2024

  • WEBINAR - Protecting Mother-infant Contact and Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an enormous global challenge with significant implications for maternal, neonatal and child health. Lactation professionals face numerous barriers to supporting breastfeeding and the use of human milk due to rapidly evolving scientific knowledge, public health and governmental measures attempting to control the epidemic, and additional threats to health systems that struggle to limit infection and supply protections to health care workers. This presentation brings together knowledge from public health and the social sciences to provide key insights and resources for protecting mother-infant contact and breastfeeding during the pandemic.

    Protecting Mother-infant Contact and Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an enormous global challenge with significant implications for maternal, neonatal and child health. Lactation professionals face numerous barriers to supporting breastfeeding and the use of human milk due to rapidly evolving scientific knowledge, public health and governmental measures attempting to control the epidemic, and additional threats to health systems that struggle to limit infection and supply protections to health care workers. This presentation brings together knowledge from public health and the social sciences to provide key insights and resources for protecting mother-infant contact and breastfeeding during the pandemic.

    Credit: 1.50 L CERP and 1.50 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 23 November 2020

    Presented by: Cecilia Tomori, PhD, MA 

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    1. Describe core tenets of WHO guidance on COVID-19 in relation to lactation

    2. Discuss the harmful effects of guidance that does not follow WHO for breastfeeding

    3. Identify underlying cultural assumptions that are reflected in diversity of COVID-19 guidance in different settings

    4. Translate this knowledge into action in advising policy makers and supporting lactating families in your practice

    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.

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

    Cecilia Tomori, PhD, MA

    Director of Global Public Health and Community Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    Cecília Tomori, PhD, MA is a Hungarian-American anthropologist and public health scholar who currently serves as Director of Global Public Health and Community Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Tomori’s research combines anthropological and public health approaches to investigate and address the structural and sociocultural drivers that shape health inequities in maternal and child health as well as sexual and reproductive health. This work centers on deep engagement with the lived experiences of local and global communities who face numerous health challenges due to stigmatization and discrimination. Dr. Tomori has a demonstrated track record of successful collaborations with colleagues at Johns Hopkins and beyond on breastfeeding, infant sleep, and HIV prevention. She has authored two books that explore social and biocultural aspects of breastfeeding, Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches (with AEL Palmquist & EA Quinn, Routledge 2018) and Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma (Berghahn 2014),  and numerous publications on a range of public health issues in journals including Social Science and MedicineAIDS and BehaviorArchives of Sexual Behavior, and BMC Public Health.

  • 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. 

  • JHL 36(1) Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Among Women with Gestational Diabetes

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    After completing this study module, the learner will be able to: 1. List one factor related to women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) not initiating or not maintaining breastfeeding 2. Explain two benefits of breastfeeding for women with GDM 3. Describe an intervention that can lead to early initiation and longer duration of breastfeeding, especially in women with GDM

    Independent Study Module for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants®

    Title: Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Among Women with Gestational Diabetes

    Author(s): Shaline Modena Reinheimer, MSc, Maria Ines Schmidt, MD, PhD, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, MD, PhD, Michele Drehmer, PhD

    Source: Journal of Human Lactation 36(1) 2020

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

    1. List one factor related to women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) not initiating or not maintaining breastfeeding

    2. Explain two benefits of breastfeeding for women with GDM

    3. Describe an intervention that can lead to early initiation and longer duration of breastfeeding, especially in women with GDM

    1 L-CERP and contact hour(s)

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

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

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

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

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.