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Bilingual Breastfeeding: Cross Cultural Communication


Monday, February 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Bilingual Breastfeeding:  Cross Cultural Communication

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Event Details

Bilingual Breastfeeding:  Cross Cultural Communication Techniques that Work


Monday, February 25, 2013

9:00am to 4:00pm

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Education Auditorium (G Tower)


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Jeanette Panchula, BSW, RN, PHN, IBCLC, RLC

 International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

 Public Health Nurse

 Keys to Caregiving and NCAST trainer

 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Trainer

 La Leche League Leader


Luz Chacon, MPH, CLE

 Program Director, Maternal and Child Health Access

 La Leche League Leader




Program Description

This important, one-day seminar addresses the challenges of supporting breastfeeding mothers who come from cultures that are different from our own. Issues of respect, humility and safety will be discussed in the context of lessons learned from working with families of different cultures.

As breastfeeding supporters, it is essential that we not only have the knowledge to help a mother breastfeed, but that we also have the communication skills to impart that knowledge. In this workshop, participants will practice five steps that improve our lactation support interactions.

We will describe successful strategies from the Welcome Baby Program to increase exclusive breastfeeding in African American and Latino communities.

Touch is the foundation for attachment and bonding. We will identify behaviors that participants can adopt to facilitate and support maternal-infant attachment.


At the conclusion of the didactic presentations and workshop activities, the participants will be able to:

1. List two cultural beliefs that may interfere with the effective interaction between the breastfeeding supporter and a mother or her family;

2. Describe the five steps to assure optimal communication, understanding, education and breastfeeding outcomes; and to

3. Identify the role of attachment in achieving self-regulation.


Location & Parking

Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Education Auditorium (G Tower)

Parking is available for $6 in the Reseda lot adjacent to the hospital at 18550 Roscoe Blvd. 


Participant Confirmation

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

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 upto 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.

Early bird before 2/18/13                                $90

General on or after 2/18/13 & at the door        $100


Have questions about Bilingual Breastfeeding: Cross Cultural Communication? Contact BreastfeedLA

When & Where

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91325

Monday, February 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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