Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: The 5 Day Course, is a complete, in-person, core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. Participants will be able to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and be able to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. Each participant will be given the knowledge to work with other healthcare providers to ensure continuity of care for breastfeeding mothers and infants.
Who Should Attend
- An individual who wants basic preparation for becoming an IBCLC
- An IBCLC requiring CERPs or exam preparation for re-certification
- Maternity or pediatric nurse working with families with small babies
- Obstetrician, midwife, pediatrician, or family medicine physician involved with the daily feeding and parenting issues of new families
- Childbirth educator
- Labor and/or postpartum doula
- WIC Program clinic staff
- Facilitator of early parenting education
- La Leche League leader
- Public health nurse working with new families
- Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist working with breastfeeding newborns
- Registered Dietitian working with pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF VENUE:
The 5-Day Course will be held in the meeting space function area on the 3rd floor of the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage. The course will run from Monday, January 28 through Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:00am to 5:00pm all five days.
The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, breaks, lunch on Friday and continuing education credits. Lunch on Monday through Thursday will be on your own.
There is plenty of parking available for conference guests in the parking lot of the Millennium Alaskan Hotel.
Because of the professional nature of this offering, quiet infants under the age of 6 months are welcome. However, restless infants will require immediate
attention outside the meeting room as a courtesy to other participants and for the comfort of the baby. Some mothers bring a support person to provide baby care outside the meeting rooms to fully participate in the education sessions.
Email Bridget McCleskey, Conference Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-694-5321. For more information about the Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition, visit our website at: http://alaskabreastfeeding.com/
A $50 processing fee will be charged for refunds. Refunds will not be given after January 21, 2013. Checks must be postmarked by January 21, 2013.
A confirmed block of rooms, have been reserved at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage at a special conference rate of $79 + 12% tax per night for the nights of January 27 through February 1, 2013. Individuals must contact the Millennium reservation center at 907-243-2300 and refer to the group code “130128ALAS” to get this special rate. Reservations must be made no later than January 14, 2013. After that date all un-sold rooms will be released from the block.
45 CERPs (43 L & 2 E) (For IBCLCs only)
45 instructional hours on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint (for preparation for first IBLCE exam)
Commission on Dietetic Registration
45 CPE hours, Category II (For RDs only)
Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing
Provider Number: CEP 14127 5
54 contact hours (50 minute hours) (For RNs only)
When & Where
Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition
Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation
Molly Pessl, RN, IBCLC