Breastfeeding: Hot Topics, Cool Answers
Friday, June 15, 2012
9:00am to 4:00pm
In this full day seminar, we will cover the latest information about stemming the tide of formula supplementation and share the important skills needed when working with mothers and babies. It is designed to address the many and varied challenges to exclusive breastfeeding.
Many newborns become jaundiced; for some infants it can be extremely dangerous. In all cases, breastfeeding needs to be supported and good follow-up is required. We will review the pathophysiology of hyperbilirubinemia along with its risk factors. We will discuss recommended practices for prevention and management of hyperbilirubinemia.
We will identify additional red flags that develop in the hospital that must be assessed for clinical lactation support and supplementation. We will discuss the alternatives and the appropriate use of formula supplementation to protect breastfeeding. Strategies for reducing supplementation with the goal of achieving exclusive breastfeeding will be explored.
Location & Parking
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Hope Conference Center
501 S. Buena Vista
Burbank, CA 91505
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is located at 501 W. Buena Vista, Burbank, CA, off the 134 east of I-5. Park in Visitor Parking. There is a fee for parking. Please allow adequate time for traffic and walking to the conference center from parking.
Confirmation by e-mail will be sent to participants providing an e-mail address.
Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted with a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.
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 includes continental breakfast, lunch, syllabus, and continuing education credit.
Up to June 8 $125
On or after June 9 & at the door $150
Karen Bodnar, MD, IBCLC
Elaine Robertson, IBCLC
Susan Aldana, IBCLC
Karen Peters, MBA, RD, IBCLC
When & Where
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