Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Good Samaritan Hospital
Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA
Kathy Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC
Join us to learn more about depression in new mothers and how and why breastfeeding and other anti-inflammatory treatments protect maternal mental health by lowering the inflammatory response.
Does nighttime breastfeeding elevate the risk of postpartum depression? Dr. Kendall-Tackett will share the most current research on breastfeeding, maternal sleep, and depression.
Our speaker will offer a comprehensive summary of treatments for postpartum depression, including non-pharmacologic options. Information about the potential effect on breastfeeding of various treatments will also be discussed.
Recent research has found that 1 in 4 women have symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their births. In this final session, you will learn about the new DSM-5 criteria for PTSD and why some types of births are more likely to cause symptoms. You will also learn how these symptoms might impact breastfeeding, and what mothers and practitioners can do to help.
Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:
- Describe the role of breastfeeding and standard treatments for depression in lowering inflammation and down-regulating the stress response;
- Identify key questions to ask new mothers about their sleep and fatigue;
- Describe compatibility of current treatments for depression with breastfeeding; and Identify the relationship between traumatic birth and breastfeeding.
Location and Parking
Good Samaritan Hospital, Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center, 637 Lucas Ave. Los Angeles.
Limited parking is available in the structure on Lucas Avenue for a fee. Additional parking is available in the structure on the west side of the hospital. Please allow adequate time for traffic and walking to the conference center from parking.
Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.
Continuing Education Credits
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: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. CERP (5 L) application will be submitted.
LMFT/LCSW: This course is approved for 5 Continuing Education Units by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (PCE 3704). Other counseling disciplines may receive the CEUs but each individual/discipline is responsible for verification of approval from their Continuing Education Provider.
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 Professional Development Portfolio.
Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles
Community Perinatal Network
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