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Safe Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding


Monday, February 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Safe Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding

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Safe Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding

Monday, Febuary 3, 2014 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Van Dyke Theatre

Long Beach, CA

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James McKenna, PhD

Director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame

Genevieve Colvin, IBCLC



Program Description

Dr. McKenna will explain why human infants require intense parental investment, including more carrying, contact, breastfeeding, and proximity for the longest period of time as compared with other mammals.

You will learn how breastfeeding promotes behavioral (as well as physiologically-based) safety for the bedsharing dyad.  The unlikelihood of infant injuries, including experiencing a roll-over, where and when breastfeeding is involved will be covered.  The discussion will include how and why breastfeeding mothers, often unexpectedly, adopt bedsharing as a nighttime maternal strategy.


Considering widespread infant "safe to sleep” education for parents, Dr. McKenna will examine current trends in public health campaigns that promote a safe sleep environment for infants.


Many parents view “sleeping through the night” as an accomplishment and an important milestone for their infant to achieve.  However, newborns need to wake frequently at night in order to have their nutritional needs met.  Learn how to counsel parents about normal newborn sleep, while promoting positive parent interactions and realistic expectations.

Program Objectives


Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

- Understand how and why forms of co-sleeping are intrinsically necessary and complimentary to breastfeeding;
- Describe how the behavioral patterns of the bottle-feeding mother-infant dyad differ from that of the breastfeeding-bedsharingdyad;
- Learn what evidence has been included and dismissed to construct current models of safe infant sleep and how a broader range of evidence can contribute to more effective public health messages; and to
- Recognize how infant sleep patterns change, why frequent waking is important for babies and how to help parents cope.

Location and Parking


The seminar is located at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in the Van Dyke Theatre.

 Reduced-priced parking fee is $2.00 (cash only) 

 Please allow adequate time for traffic, parking and finding your way.


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 Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. The provider number is CEP 16234. 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: 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 Professional Development Portfolio. 

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When & Where

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center - Van Dyke Theater
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806

Monday, February 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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