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Lactation: Hot Topics, Cool Answers


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lactation:  Hot Topics, Cool Answers

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Lactation:  Hot Topics, Cool Answers


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

9:00am to 4:00pm

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Saban Auditorium


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Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM

Infectious Disease Dept., Children’s Hospital LA

Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Southern CA

Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, MPH

General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital LA

Skirball Fellow


James Murphy, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

Government Service Pediatrician, U.S. Navy

President Elect, San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition


Program Description

Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) is a condition that can severely impact breastfeeding, yet many health care providers are reluctant to discuss it. We will explore the evidence base on frenulotomy, or “clipping” and present case studies presented to aid those in attendance to be able to convert physicians and nurse practitioners to perform frenulotomies, with the goal of supporting exclusive breastfeeding. 


We will highlight the breastmilk factors that mitigate viral diseases including influenza, CMV and HIV.


How do we get our physicians on board with breastfeeding when they are so worried about jaundice? To address this common concern, we will take a look at the evidence base for breastfeeding friendly prevention and treatment of hyperbilirubinemia with a multi-disciplinary approach to family centered care.


We will also discuss gaps in outpatient breastfeeding support services and collaboration opportunities for improving care coordination in our communities.



At the conclusion of the didactic presentations, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of frenulotomy on breastfeeding;
  • Describe the cellular immune response in breastmilk
  • List evidence-based guidelines for prevention and management of hyperbilirubinemia through effective breastfeeding; and to
  • Develop two strategies to improve outpatient care coordination.


 Location & Parking

The seminar will be held in the Saban Auditorium located at 4661 Sunset Blvd. and parking is available at the main visitor parking garage located at 4650 Sunset Blvd. (at the intersection of Rodney and Sunset).  The parking fee is $7 per day.  Additional parking can be found across from the hospital at 4551 Sunset Blvd., 1/2 block east of Rodney.


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 (5L) 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 upto 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 Fees

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and continuing education credit.

Early bird before 9/11/13                                $90

General on or after 9/11/13 & at the door        $100


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When & Where

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4661 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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