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Program Information


* Closed * - 26th Annual Art of Breastfeeding CONFERENCE: Tools and Strategies for Collaborative Breastfeeding Support

Description:  The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to promote breastfeeding by providing learner with up-to-date information and evidence-based strategies for management of breastfeeding and human lactation. The conference is designed to further enhance clinical and leadership knowledge and skills for those working with breastfeeding families.
CASCE#:  50176
Audience:  Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, public health practitioners, midwives, health educators, doulas, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, speech pathologists, and health care profession students
Disciplines: Allied Health
  Public Health
Format:  workshop
Objectives:  1. Describe effective communication strategies for optimizing breastfeeding outcomes.
  2. Discuss strategies to overcome breastfeeding challenges faced by women with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
  3. Identify key phrases and new techniques for effective breastfeeding support.
  4. Discuss how breastfeeding supporters can empower mothers to know they can care for their babies by providing anticipatory guidance, dispelling myths and centering breastfeeding plans focused on their choices.
  5. Describe barriers as well as historical, cultural and familial factors that influence breastfeeding outcomes in the African-American community.
  6. Discuss strategies and resources that help women maintain success with breastfeeding and work.
  7. Discuss interventions used to promote mother/infant bonding and decrease neonatal ICU admissions for asymptomatic hypoglycemia.
  8. Identify specific ways that lactation professionals can provide quality, knowledgeable, supportive care to people of all gender identities and families of all configurations.
  9. Discuss how to support mothers in providing human milk to very low birth weight infants while balancing the need for adequate growth.
  10. Identify the role of breastfeeding in restoring and maintaining the biota and immune function that has been altered by modern society.
  11. Identify strategies for getting everyone working with the breastfeeding infant to follow evidence-based supplementation guidelines.
  12. Discuss hot topics around scope of practice and achieving equity in the field of IBCLC practice
  13. Compare and contrast Baby-Friendly Designation with State level recognition programs.
  14. Describe the strategies and approaches that facilitate effective collaboration and teamwork for successful breastfeeding support.

Program Times

10/3/2016 8:00 AM - 10/4/2016 4:05 PM


Organization:  The William and Ida Friday Center
Address:  100 Friday Center Drive
City:  Chapel Hill
Map:  Show Me!




11.75 Contact Hours

11.75 CPEUs

1.2 CEU Participant must attend 100% of each session selected to receive credit.

11.75 CNE Contact Hours Participant must attend 100% of each session selected to receive credit.


Tara Bastek, MD, MPH - Collaboration on Supplementation: Which protocol do we follow?

Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA - Dazed and Confused After Discharge

Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA - Keynote: Communication in the Face of Conflict

Stephanie DeVane-Johnson, PhD, CNM, MSN - Breakout Session D: African Americans Breastfeeding and Attitudes

Jamie Haushalter, MSN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC - Breakout Session B: Sweeter Together: Reducing Mother Infant Separation due to Hypoglycemia

Gina Lawless, BSN, RN, IBCLC - Breakout Session C: The Journey to Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation (co-presenting)

Kristy Long, RN, IBCLC, BSN - Mothers CAN Care for Their Babies

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH - Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Amanda O'Briant, WHCNP, IBCLC, CNM - Lactation Support for LGBQ and Gender Non-Conforming People

William Parker, PhD - An Update on the Role of Breast Milk on the Ecosystem of the Human Body

Nancy Register, FNP IBCLC - Breakout Session A: Go with the Flow: Employed and Breastfeeding

Alison Stuebe, MD MSc - A Model of Collaboration

Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC - Breakout Session C: The Journey to Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation (co-presenting)

Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC - Breakout Session F: Future Direction for IBCLC Practice

Shelley Wilkins, RD LDN MPH MS IBCLC - Breakout Session E: Human Milk Use after Discharge: Outcomes of a NICU Nutrition Discharge Protocol

Program Fees

$340.00 Full Conference Monday, Oct 3 AND Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 Registration Fee (DOES NOT INCLUDE POST CONFERENCE).
$190.00 Monday, Oct. 3 2016 ONLY Registration Fee after Sept. 26, 2016.
$190.00 Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 ONLY Registration fee after Sept 26, 2016.

Cancellation Fee

$85.00 Cancellation Fee. A refund can be issued if we are notified by 5pm on Sept 26, 2016. Refunds are not available after Sept 26, 2016.

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