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Infant Nutrition During a Disaster: Breastfeeding and Other Options


Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Infant Nutrition During a Disaster: Breastfeeding and Other Options

Thursday, July 12, 2012

9:00am to 4:00pm

California Hospital Medical Center

Keck Hall

1401 South Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90015


Christine Gibson, RN, PHN, CLE

     Breastfeed LA, Program Coordinator

Kittie Franz, RN, CPNP-PC

     Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, University of Southern California, Keck School    of Medicine

Robbie Prepas, CNM, MN, NP, JD

     American College of Nurse Midwives, Disaster Preparedness Response Caucus

Pauline Sakamoto, MS, PHN, RN

     Mother's Milk Bank, San Jose, CA

Program Description

Preparing for a disaster is vital for all of us and can be the key to survival for our most vulnerable victims, infants.  In this important full day seminar, we will explore strategies to protect breastfeeding and the general health and well being of mothers and babies.

The steps needed to assess, coordinate and monitor infant feeding resources before and during disasters will be discussed.  We will also hear about lessons learned from the frontline of Hurricane Katrina and other recent disasters.

During emergencies, the availability of breast milk can be lifesaving.  We will learn the importance of milk banks in supporting disaster efforts.  Finally, we will address the common question of how nursing mothers can make a difference during these times of need.


Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

1. Describe policies that protect maternal and infant health during disasters;

2. Explain the importance of breastfeeding and use of human milk in emergency situations;

3. Describe the role of milk banks during emergencies; and to

4. Define the breastfeeding advocate’s role in disaster preparedness and management.


9:00     Registration

9:30     Protecting Mothers & Infants During Disasters

11:00   Breatfeeding: A Vital Emergency Responose

12:15   Lunch

1:15     Milk Banks & Disasters

2:45     Our Personal & Professional Role During an Emergercy

4:00     Adjourn

Location & Parking

California Hospital Medical Center

Keck Hall

1401 South Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Parking is available at the Grand Avenue Garage and the fee is $6.00. The Grand Avenue Garage is located on the southeast corner of Venice and Grand and can be accessed via the left lane from either W. 17th Street or Grand Avenue. Please do not park in the main hospital lot.  Keck Hall is located south of the main hospital (NOT in the hospital).

 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 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.

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When & Where

California Hospital Medical Center
1401 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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