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A Day with Nils Bergman, MD: The Science & Evidence of Skin-to-Skin and Breastfeeding


Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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A Day with Nils Bergman, MD: The Science & Evidence of Skin-to-Skin and Breastfeeding

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9:00am to 4:00pm

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Nils Bergman, MB ChB, DCH, MPH, MD

Public Health Physician

South Africa

Program Description

Dr Bergman’s passion starts with “skin-to-skin contact”, his preferred term for what many people call Kangaroo Care. Dr Bergman regards maternal-infant skin-to-skin contact as a first and critical intervention in perinatology, with broad public health impacts and implications. His expertise extends to developmental neuroscience, breastfeeding, neonatology and obstetrics.

He takes an integrated view of these areas, regarding skin-to-skin contact as the neurological pre-requisite to successful breastfeeding, with neonatal and obstetric care re-orienting its purpose to maintaining the integrity of the mother-infant dyad. This holistic view he terms “Kangaroo Mother Care”.  He worked previously as a hospital manager and is currently a Public Health Physician, and sees these issues in the broader context of hospitals, health systems and society as whole.

We are very fortunate to have Dr. Bergman with us in Los Angeles for this full day seminar.  The model of Kangaroo Mother Care, skin-to-skin contact, is utilized in many hospitals and is the foundation for the Birth & Beyond curriculum.


Location & Parking

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Health Conference Center

3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505

Parking: turn south from Lomita Blvd onto Medical Center Drive and then west (right) into the West Parking Structure.  

Participant Confirmation

Confirmation by e-mail will be sent to participants providing an e-mail ddress.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be

granted with a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Target Audience

Physicians, Registered Nurses,  RDs, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, CPHWs, Lactation Consultants & Educators, LLL Leaders, Health Educators, Case Managers, Home Visitors, Doulas, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and others interested in supporting families in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.

Continuing Education Credits

-offered at no additional charge

Nurses: The Community Perinatal Network is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. CPN’s provider number is CEP 14797. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.  
Lactation Consultants: The Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles is an approved provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.CERP (6L) application will be submitted.
CHES: The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. designates Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Health Education Administration (LACDPH/HEA) as a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education (Provider number MEP 2460). Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) may receive up
to 6 Category I CECH for this event. 

Registered Dietitians: maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for their Professional Development Portfolio.

Registration Fees

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, syllabus, and continuing education credit.

Up to September 4                                    $125
On or after September 5 & at the door        $150

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When & Where

Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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