Breastfeeding 2018: The Art and Science of Lactation

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Meridian Center

1420 East Broadway Court

Newton, KS 67114

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Featuring Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, this program will include specific tools and unique approaches she has developed for professionals and counselors to use in their work with breastfeeding families.

La Leche League of Kansas uses Paypal online merchant services. You do not need a Paypal account in order to complete this transaction. Payment may be made using any debit/credit card, Paypal account or eCheck. Follow the instructions for payment through Paypal as a guest if you choose to use a debit/credit card. Registrants with a Paypal account may choose to pay using eCheck.

Registration Fee: $115

Late Registration Fee (after 2/23/2018): $140

Check your e-mail after completing registration through EventBrite. If you do not have a confirmation e-mail, you are NOT registered. Contact Lori at 785.532.8072 or kslalecheleague@gmail.com if you have questions about your registration.

Continuing education credits have been applied for through the KS State Board of Nursing, KS Department for Aging and Disability Services and International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. La Leche League of Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nurse education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider number is pending.

Program Schedule

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

8:15 a.m. The Best Start: Strategies to Reduce Early Feeding Problems - Provides a chronological summary of recommended approaches to latch, with a description of what professioals got right and which assumptions were later proven wrong. Includes the information needed to implement a simplified breastfeeding initiation strategy designed to reduce the incidence of the three most common problems during the first weeks after birth. Also includes a checklist for evaluating basic breastfeeding dynamics.

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Concerns About Low Milk Production - This session offers a high-level discussion of milk production at different stages of breastfeeding and in different situations. It offers a primer on assessing milk adequacy during the first week of life, the need for supplements, and when supplements are needed, feeding volumes and methods. It also includes a brief overview of the latest infnormation on herbs and medications that boost milk production.

11:45 a.m. Luncheon Buffet

12:45 p.m. Transitioning to the Breast - Learn how term and preterm babies can be transitioned from bottles, nipple shields, and other feeding methods to full breastfeeding using insights from recent research. A four-part framework is provided for determining possible causes of breast refusal along with insights into how to target interventions to the cause of the feeding problem. Because babies are hardwired to breastfeed, even those who have been fed using other methods for months can be helped to accept the breast.

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple - Learn how to structure daily routines, calculate a baby's milk needs, and troubleshoot milk production issues using the new Magic Number concept so that mothers can more easily meet their long-term breastfeeding goals.

4 p.m. Closing, Evaluations, and CE Credits

*Continental breakfast and lunch buffet will be provided.

Hotel Accommodations

Adjacent to the Meridian Center, the Holiday Inn Express will offer our registrants sleeping rooms (up to four adults) at the special rate of $94. Please request the “Kansas La Leche League” special rate before 2/22/18. You are encouraged to make your reservation early.

Holiday Inn Express, 1430 E. Broadway Court, 316-804-7040, hiexpress.com

Mothers' Lounge

While La Leche League welcomes little ones to our conferences, due to the technical nature of continuing education sessions, we require that attendance by children be limited to quiet infants-in-arms. Space will be available at the back of the room for mothers with babies. We ask that mothers be aware of any situation, including happy baby noises, that may break the concentration of those attending the session to acquire education credits. Monitors will closely evaluate the noise level during the program and are instructed to courteously assist attendees who must leave the room to meet their children's needs. Your consideration of other attendees is truly appreciated.

The Mothers’ Lounge is available for use throughout the day for mothers who want to express their milk or relax with their babies. There is no refrigerator to store expressed milk, so please bring a cooler. LLL of KS offers our sincerest gratitude to the Meridian Center for sponsoring our Mothers’ Lounge.

Presented by La Leche League of Kansas

Our Mission

Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

LLL of Kansas and Oklahoma Continuing Education Planning Committee

Shara Carter-Howell, Accredited Leader

Barb Gabbert-Bacon, Accredited Leader

Lori Harlan, Accredited Leader

Ronda Hixon, Accredited Leader

Leslie Mangrum, Accredited Leader

Tracey Palen, Accredited Leader

Ruth Piatak, IBCLC, Area Professional Liaison, Accredited Leader

Robin Rziha, RN, IBCLC, Accredited Leader

Laura Stevenson, Accredited Leader

Melinda Toumi, PhD, IBCLC, Accredited Leader

Jane Tuttle, EdD, Accredited Leader

Erin Velez, Accredited Leader

Theresa Weigel, IBCLC, Accredited Leader


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions about the program, payment, or registration procedure, please contact Lori at 785.532.8072 or kslalecheleague@gmail.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. It is not required to bring your printed ticket.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be granted until 2/9/2018. **This is different than in past years - EventBrite required a different refund policy than what was previously advertised.

After 2/9/2018, no refunds will be given.

To ask for a refund, find your EventBrite confirmation e-mail and follow the link under "Your Account" to log in to your EventBrite account.

If you do not have an account, you will be able to sign up at that time. After logging in, select "Tickets," select "Breastfeeding 2018," and then select "cancel order." You will receive an e-mail confirming the refund/cancellation. If you have problems with the refund procedure, please contact Lori at kslalecheleague@gmail.com.

The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No. We need specific information on each participant to meet requirements from certifying organizations. The ticket is transferrable until 2/23/2018. Please contact Lori at kslalecheleague@gmail.com to arrange for ticket transfer to another name. If you cannot attend and you do not have a replacement, you may request a refund until 2/9/2018. After 2/23/18, ticket transfers cannot be made.

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Newton, KS 67114

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