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Keeping the Breastfeeding Baby Safe

La Leche League Pacific Horizons

Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Keeping the Breastfeeding Baby Safe

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Event Details

Keeping the Breastfeeding Baby Safe: Skills for health professionals in assessing and supporting the nutrition of breastfed babies.

Susan Aldana, IBCLC
Karen Peters, MBA, RD, IBCLC

Both instructors are experienced breastfeeding trainers. They have been faculty members of BreastfeedLA and taught the Birth and Beyond Los Angeles course throughout California assisting hospitals to meet the staff education requirement of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. They are accredited La Leche Leaders, Board Certified Lactation Consultants and LLLI Peer Counselor Program Administrators. 

Sessions include

Keeping the Breastfed Baby Safe: Time sensitive identification of at risk mothers and infants.
Insufficient Milk Supply: Helping mothers make more milk.
Excessive Weight Loss and Elevated Bilirubin: Supporting mothers and babies as they rebuild a successful breastfeeding relationship.
Putting it into Practice: Case Studies
Registration includes

Continental breakfast, lunch, and continuing education credit. 
LLL Member discount

If you are interested in joining La Leche League, Members receive a 50% discount on this conference. Please contact Rhonda Bennett  for for further information or for discount code for current La Leche League Members.

Free parking is available in front of the building.
Printable event brochure here
Session Descriptions
Exclusively breastfeeding babies require appropriate assessment and monitoring to ensure that they are receiving adequate nutrition. In order to prevent excessive weight loss , dehydration and hospital readmission, we will discuss the red flags that alert us to breastfeeding dyads who require early supplementation. Hear how anticipatory guidance, preventive use of mothers own milk, and hand expression can be employed to support breastfeeding.
When excessive weight loss or jaundice occurs, breastfeeding mothers need specific guidance on how to supplement with their own milk, and when and how to safely reduce supplementation and achieve exclusive breastfeeding. We will also explore care plans when exclusive breastfeeding is not possible. 
“Not enough milk” is the most common reason for breastfeeding cessation. Yet, there are many, often interrelated causes, of insufficient milk supply. No matter the root cause, many womenlose confidence in their ability to make enough milk. We will discuss strategies you can use to help mothers develop trust in their body,  initiate a robust milk supply, or increase a low milk supply.
Case studies and scenarios will wrap up the day so that we can practice the information from the earlier sessions to support exclusive breastfeeding and keep babies safe from lack of milk. 

Session Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, the participants will be able to: 

  • Identify three strategies for increasing the use of mothers own milk in preventive supplementation;
  • Implement weaning from supplementation and restoring exclusive breastfeeding;
  • List six strategies to increase milk supply; and to
  • List three dangers of undifferentiated lactation management.

Target Audience

Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Lactation Consultants & Educators, LLL Leaders, Breastfeeding USA Counselors, Health Educators, CPHWs,  Case Managers, Home Visitors, Doulas, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Students, and others interested in supporting families in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.

Participant Confirmation and Handouts

Registration confirmation will be sent to participants providing an e-mail address.  If available, presentation handouts are sent via e-mail 2 business days prior to the seminar. 

Continuing Education Credit  

Nurses: The Perinatal Advisory Council – Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC) is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider CEP 5862.  This course is approved for 6 contact hours of continuing education credit.


Lactation Consultants: Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) has been submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. 


Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for their Professional Development Portfolio. 


Childbirth Educators: Most childbirth education associations accept the CERPs (5L) for lactation consultants. 

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted, subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date. 

Sponsored by

La Leche League, Pacific Horizons Area

Co-sponsored by

Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition
Antelope Valley Hospital
WIC Program Antelope Valley Hospital






Keeping the Breastfed Baby Safe: Time sensitive identification of at risk mothers & infants




Excessive Weight Loss and Elevated Bilirubin: Supporting mothers and babies as they rebuild a successful breastfeeding relationship




Insufficient Milk Supply: Helping mothers make more milk




Putting It Into Practice: Case Studies




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Antelope Valley Hospital- City of Hope Building
44151 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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