Wednesday, September 11 & 25, 2013
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
This 16-hour workshop provides the evidence, knowledge and skills participants need to confidently support, establish and protect both early mother-infant attachment and breastfeeding in the hospital setting. It will highlight the personal tools necessary to enhance early parent-infant attachment and help families to listen to and understand the language of the newborn. Emphasis will be on honoring the mother’s beliefs and choices of infant feeding.
This workshop was adapted from California Department of Public Health’s Birth and Beyond California Learner Workshop and updated to meet the staff training objectives required by Baby-Friendly USA™ for hospitals that are on the new 4-D Pathway to Baby-Friendly™ designation.
This workshop is lively and participatory with interactive activities. It is limited to 25 participants.
Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:
¨ Define the relationship between Baby-Friendly practices and exclusive breastfeeding;
¨ Create an environment that supports and enhances the newborn’s natural capabilities;
¨ Demonstrate the skills necessary to organize care to maximize mother and infant skin-to-skin contact and bonding;
¨ Identify the biologic, nutritional and immunologic properties of breastfeeding and the risks of artificial milk; and
¨ Recognize and discuss solutions to alleviate common barriers to supporting mothers’ choice to exclusively breastfeeding.
Genevieve Colvin, IBCLC
Susanna Lutton, MPH, CLE
Karen Peters, MBA, RD, IBCLC
Hospital based nursing staff caring for mothers and babies; nurse educators and lactation specialists responsible for breastfeeding staff education.
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 15 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 (14.5L) application will be submitted.
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