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Motivating Conversations: Empowering Mothers to Meet Their Breastfeeding Goals


Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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Motivating Conversations: Empowering Mothers to Meet Their Breastfeeding Goals

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Centinela Hospital Medical Center

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Mei Ling Schwartz, MPH
Director of Physician Education, Health Education, and Staff Development at Kaiser Permanente 

Program Description

In this one-day seminar, expert Mei Ling Schwartz will familiarize participants with motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate better communication between breastfeeding mothers and the people who care for and counsel them.

Most mothers know ‘breastfeeding is best feeding’ yet they are ambivalent about exclusive breastfeeding. You will learn how to do a brief negotiation so that you can be effective even if you have very little time.

This workshop will also provide you with the knowledge and competence to apply effective strategies to support mothers from various cultural backgrounds to meet their breastfeeding goals.  Specific case studies will be used to enhance cross-cultural communication skills.  

Program Objectives

Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

- Describe three principles of Motivational Interviewing to enhance the patient/healthcare provider interaction;

- Utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques to help patients clarify their main concerns about breastfeeding and increase the mother’s likelihood of meeting her breastfeeding goals; and to

- Identify how culture affects communication about breastfeeding between a patient and her breastfeeding helpers. 

Location and Parking

The seminar is located at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in the IKP Auditorium.

Secured parking is available at the hospital lot across the street or with valet parking at the front entrance to the hospital.  Street parking is permit only.

Cancellation Policy

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

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: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. CERP (5 L) application will be submitted.

CHES: Unfortunately, the Health Education Administration will not be offering CHES/MCHES for the months of November and December 2013.

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

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Have questions about Motivating Conversations: Empowering Mothers to Meet Their Breastfeeding Goals? Contact BreastfeedLA

When & Where

Centinela Hospital Medical Center, IKP Auditorium
555 East Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA 90301

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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