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Apr
8
Thu
Grow Our Own | Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – Nov 30 @ 9:30 am

Sponsored by: LEAARC, California WIC, Riverside University Health System, California WIC Association, and Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

Dates: April 8, 2021 – November 2021 (Every other Wednesday)

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST (1 hour lunch break)

Course fee: $1,650

Register at CA WIC Association: Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant Prep Course (regfox.com)

  • Earn 105 hours of lactation specific education necessary to sit for the IBCLCexam.
  • IBLCE requires 95 hours to qualify for the examProvider approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing (pending),CEP 13623 for 90 contact hours.

The Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course meets thefollowing requirements:

Joint Commission Core Measures for Perinatal Care US BreastfeedingCompetencies
Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Training RD Re-certification CEU’s (90)
Our Course is Approved by the Lactation Education Accreditation andApproval Review Committee.

  • Grow Our Own will provide:A notebook and textbook – Core Curriculum forInterdisciplinary Lactation Care.
  • Students will need to purchase:The Comprehensive LC Exam Review, onAmazon it can be purchased in a digital format.

CWA is piloting scholarship support for lactation professional education.
Our pilot will utilize the Grow Our Own IBCLC program for this year.

 

 

For the 2021 Grow Our Own class, CWA has limited funds to fully support up to 3 WIC staff with these situations:
  • Their agency would not be financially able to cover their registration fee and the fee is a hardship for the individual and as a consequence the individual would not be able to attend or
  • They are a Peer Counselor who is on the pathway to become an IBCLC.

Email RivGOO@RUHealth.org and visit www.rivhero.com/Breastfeeding for more details.

For GOO training contact:Kayellen Young IBCLC, CD(DONA)

Download GOO Flyer Here

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Jul
19
Mon
Webinar: The First 100 Hours Masterclass
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm

Hosted by Christine Staricka

2020 reminded us how important it is to stay focused on public health. This course will transform how you think about the first days after birth and remind you how critical they are to public health, and you’ll finish with the confidence that you know exactly what every new parent needs to know before, during, and after the baby is born.
You can offer focused, intentional lactation care in a sensitive and effective way with the knowledge and skills you’ll gain in this course. Whether you work in the prenatal space, the intrapartum period, or with postpartum families, you will have new tools and words to nourish and support them.
This course has been approved for 6.5 L-CERPs and 1.5 R-CERPs by IBLCE. The Early Birds Module adds an additional 4 L-CERPs!

For just $197, you’ll get:

  • More than 12 hours of trainings, including a module on the Late Preterm Infant
  • Ready-to-download resources like cheatsheets & checklists
  • Access to the Exclusive Facebook group just for Masterclass students
  • Modules
  • Why: The Rationale for The First 100 Hours System
  • Great Expectations: Planning for Normal
  • Communication: What to Say and How to Say It
  • Making & Moving Milk: Keep it Flowing
  • Common Challenges: Breaking Down Barriers
  • Early Birds: A Lactation Care Framework for Late Preterm Infant

**This Event is Online and Available throughout the year

For more information please contact Christine at ChristineStaricka@LactationTrainingLab.com or 661-747-5195

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Aug
2
Mon
Webinar: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training
Aug 2 @ 8:15 am – Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm

Hosted by Contra Costa Breastfeeding Task Force

Date: August 2 – August 6, 2021

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., live via Zoom

Register HERE

Are you passionate about breastfeeding? Are you interested in learning ways to help mentor and support new mothers within your community?
About this event
Register today for this VIRTUAL based 20-hour training and increase your breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and supportive techniques to become a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.

There will be five online sessions held daily from 8:15am to 12:30pm PST (four hours each day) beginning Monday, August 2nd and ending Friday, August 6th.

A few days prior to the start of the virtual training, a member of our team will provide you with a secure link to access the virtual training. Please DO NOT share this link with anyone.

SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS

A breastfeeding peer counselor is a mother in the community with personal breastfeeding experience who is trained to give information and support to new moms.

WHAT DOES A BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR DO?

Promotes breastfeeding and helps you make an informed decision about feeding your baby.
Contacts you to build confidence and support your breastfeeding goals.
Responds to breastfeeding questions or concerns you might have.
Refers you to WIC breastfeeding experts for more help.

HOW CAN A BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR HELP YOU?

Your breastfeeding peer counselor can give you:

  • Ways to get a good start with breastfeeding;
  • Tips for making plenty of breast milk for your baby;
  • Help with breastfeeding concerns;
  • Ideas for getting support from your family and friends;
  • Ways you can stay close to your baby through breastfeeding after you return to work or school; and
  • Tips for how to breastfeed comfortably and discreetly, even in public.

Questions? Please reach out to event organizer on Eventbrite or email marlene.ceballo@cchealth.org

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Aug
4
Wed
Lunch & Learn: General infant development & postpartum recovery
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hosted by UCLA BirthPlace

Date: August 4, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presentation, Q&A with UCLA Occupational Therapist Allison Weiss and UCLA Lactation Consultant Amy Kahan

Click here for ZOOM registration 

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th) aims to increase awareness of the importance of breastfeeding as a foundation of maternal / child health and well-being. Breastfeeding not only promotes mother-child bonding, but it also provides vital long-term health benefits to both mother and child. According to the Lancet 2016 Breastfeeding Series, “Improved breastfeeding practices have the potential to save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 women a year.”

UCLA Health is proud to be a part of improving the health of mothers and infants. We encourage and support new families to breastfeed by giving them information and support throughout their pregnancy, in hospital and after they are home. UCLA Health’s hospitals are Baby-Friendly® designated and are ranked among the top hospitals in Los Angeles County for exclusive in-hospital breastfeeding.

UCLA Health is committed to providing and promoting compassionate, inclusive and equitable care throughout our health system. Our commitment to lesbian, gay, trans, and gender-diverse patients is unwavering.  We encourage you to share your preferred pronouns and terms for infant feeding such as chestfeeding.

Questions? Please visit UCLA BirthPlace webpage

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Aug
5
Thu
Parent-Infant Support Group: Infant Massage
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hosted by UCLA BirthPlace

Date: August 5, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Support group led by UCLA Lactation Consultant Karen Berko-Gibson with a special focus on infant massage techniques.

Click here for ZOOM registration. 

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st – 7th) aims to increase awareness of the importance of breastfeeding as a foundation of maternal / child health and well-being. Breastfeeding not only promotes mother-child bonding, but it also provides vital long-term health benefits to both mother and child. According to the Lancet 2016 Breastfeeding Series, “Improved breastfeeding practices have the potential to save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 women a year.”

UCLA Health is proud to be a part of improving the health of mothers and infants. We encourage and support new families to breastfeed by giving them information and support throughout their pregnancy, in hospital and after they are home. UCLA Health’s hospitals are Baby-Friendly® designated and are ranked among the top hospitals in Los Angeles County for exclusive in-hospital breastfeeding.

UCLA Health is committed to providing and promoting compassionate, inclusive and equitable care throughout our health system. Our commitment to lesbian, gay, trans, and gender-diverse patients is unwavering.  We encourage you to share your preferred pronouns and terms for infant feeding such as chestfeeding.

Question? Please visit UCLA BirthPlace webpage 

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Webinar Series (2/3): Implementing Skill-Based Breastfeeding Competency Training
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

California Breastfeeding Coalition Presents California Hospital Breastfeeding Support: Key Concepts Webinar Series

Date: August 5, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., live via Zoom

Cost: Free

Speakers:

Julia Bourg, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, FAND of CGBI EMPower Training Initiative

Event Flyer

Register here

This webinar is part of a 3-part webinar series for California Perinatal Hospitals implementing change related to California Health & Safety Code 123367. Each session offers expert information, showcase of successful hospital practices, facilitated shared learning and state-of-the-art resources.

This series is being provided with funding from the WIC Regional Liaison Program of Alameda County and supported by partners: CMQCC, PAC/LAC, Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition and the California Breastfeeding Coalition.

Staff/leadership encouraged to attend: Quality improvement; Supervisory Perinatal/Maternal/LDRP/Newborn/NICU; Lactation Specialist; Safety and Quality; Educators; Outpatient/Ambulatory; Triage.

Objectives for this webinar:

  • Summarize breastfeeding competencies as defined by current Baby-Friendly and California Model Policy guidance.
  • Identify effective ways to implement and validate skills-based competencies.
  • Learn steps and resources for developing and implementing a sustainable hospital training plan.

1 CEUs and 1 CERPs is available through the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition for a $10 fee and free to their members. A link to register for the education units will be provided in your confirmation email.

Questions? Please contact us at hello@californiabreastfeeding.org

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Aug
12
Thu
Webinar: Revitalizing Culture through Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hosted by BreastfeedLA

Date: August 12, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., live via Zoom

Cost: $25 Early Bird Pricing Ends Aug 4. Prices will increase to $40.

Register here

In observance of Native Breastfeeding Week on August 12th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM PST BreastfeedLA presents Revitalizing Culture through Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding a live webinar featuring Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC, Amanda Singer, CLC, Briana Groten, BSN, IBCLC, Natasha Bowman. Join us with speakers Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC and Amanda Singer, CLC from the Navajo Breastfeeding Coalition. Together they will present a powerful discussion on the ancestral teachings around breastfeeding/ chestfeeding in the Navajo culture in honor of Native Breastfeeding week. They will discuss how cultural practices in breastfeeding have been interrupted due to colonization and how we can contribute towards cultural revitalization in breastfeeding/ chestfeeding. In addition, they will be joined by panelists, Briana Groten and Natasha Bowman, indigenous birth assistants, to further the conversation around ancestral breastfeeding/ chestfeeding practices. Participants will be awarded 1.75 L-CERPs & 2 Contact Hours. 

***Please note that the webinar recording will be available for 45 days to people who register for the live event whether or not they attend the live event. The recording will not be available for purchase at a later date. To view this content at a later time please register for the live event.***

For more information, click here

Event Flyer

Questions? Please contact BreastfeedLA Education Coordinator at (323) 210-8505 or info@breastfeedla.org

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Webinar Series(3/3): Family Centered Culturally Responsive Implementation of Hospital Breastfeeding Care Practices
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

California Breastfeeding Coalition Presents California Hospital Breastfeeding Support: Key Concepts Webinar Series

Date: August 12, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., live via Zoom

Cost: Free

Speaker: Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLC – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Event Flyer

Register here

This webinar is part of a 3-part webinar series for California Perinatal Hospitals implementing change related to California Health & Safety Code 123367. Each session offers expert information, showcase of successful hospital practices, facilitated shared learning and state-of-the-art resources.

This series is being provided with funding from the WIC Regional Liaison Program of Alameda County and supported by partners: CMQCC, PAC/LAC, Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition and the California Breastfeeding Coalition.

Staff/leadership encouraged to attend: Quality improvement; Supervisory Perinatal/Maternal/LDRP/Newborn/NICU; Lactation Specialist; Safety and Quality; Educators; Outpatient/Ambulatory; Triage.

Objectives for this webinar:

  • Identify essential elements of family-centered and culturally responsive counseling to support ongoing development of staff competencies.
  • Learn how hospitals can work with “Community Ambassadors” and other strategies to strengthen patient access to appropriate community care.
  • Identify ways to use breastfeeding performance measures to improve outcomes, care equity and patient satisfaction.

1 CEUs and 1 CERPs is available through the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition for a $10 fee and free to their members. A link to register for the education units will be provided in your confirmation email.

Questions? Please contact us at hello@californiabreastfeeding.org

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Aug
17
Tue
Webinar: Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego (BFSD) Childcare Community Training
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hosted by BFSD & TrueCare WIC

Date: August 17, 2021 (English)

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., live via Zoom

Cost: Free

Register here

We are pleased to announce a live virtual training designed for childcare providers in at-home or center-based settings to learn how to support breastfeeding families in their care.  This training opportunity is designed for employees to learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding works, how to create a breastfeeding-friendly environment, how to establish policies and procedures to support breastfeeding, how to properly handle, store and feed human milk to babies and toddlers, and how to support breastfeeding families with community resources.

There are 5 Building Blocks to Breastfeeding-Friendly San Diego (BFSD) Childcare and this training satisfies the completion of the 2nd Building Block. To become a designated Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Provider in San Diego County, providers complete the 5 simple steps using online resources found here:  https://ucsdcommunityhealth.org/work/breastfeeding/child-care/building-blocks/.  

Providers who take this live virtual training do not need to take the online video training found at the website. Providers who decide to complete all 5 Building Blocks may self-nominate for recognition as a BFSD Childcare Provider with the SDCBC here:

 https://breastfeeding.org/child-care-providers/.  

Kim Speckhahn, IBCLC and Marcela Lozano, IBCLC of TrueCare WIC will be the trainers/facilitators for 2 evening trainings:

Tuesday August 17th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Zoom in English (Kim)

Tuesday, August 24th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Zoom in Spanish (Marcela)

Check-in for both trainings will be 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Evaluation to follow 8:30 – 8:45 p.m.

We’ll give an overview of BFSD Childcare and designation and recognition process, deliver the actual employee training, and then open up for questions and discussion.  Participants will be required to fill out an evaluation form to receive credit for completion of 2nd Building Block.

The YMCA CRS will facilitate registration and host the online venue via Zoom. The SDCBC welcomes childcare providers who complete all 5 Building Blocks to self-nominate for designation and recognition on their website. These BFSD Childcare providers will be listed on both the SDCBC website for parents looking for breastfeeding-friendly childcare and will be highlighted as a YMCA CRS Wellness Champion with additional BFSD Childcare designation.  It’s a great and FREE opportunity to join the community of support for healthy childcare for healthy families! 

Families don’t breastfeed alone.

Cultures breastfeed!

Flyer – English

Flyer – Spanish

Questions? Please contact mytraining@ymcasd.org

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Aug
24
Tue
Webinar: Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Blueprint Launch
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am

Hosted by The National Association of County Health Officials (NACCHO)

Date: August 24, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m., live via Zoom (event registration is listed in Eastern Time)

To register, click HERE

We are excited to announce the launch of Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities, which will be released via webinar August 24th at 1pm ET/10am PT.

Developed with a public health lens, the Blueprint aims to increase local capacity to implement community-driven approaches to support chest/breastfeeding, centered on the needs of populations disproportionately impacted by structural barriers that lead to low rates of breastfeeding. Its goal is to ensure that chest/breastfeeding support services are continuous, accessible, and coordinated, and that community spaces are consistently supportive of chest/breastfeeding families. The Blueprint is intended for any local-level organization and individual that interacts with pregnant and postpartum families.

NACCHO spearheaded the development of the Blueprint, with funding by the Centers for Disease Control Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), by reconvening USBC’s Continuity of Care Constellation. Over 100 participants across the United States collectively contributed thoughts, resources and experiences to the Blueprint over the past two years.

This session will introduce the Continuity of Care (CoC) in Community Breastfeeding Support Blueprint, provide an overview of the public health significance of chest/breastfeeding CoC, common challenges to establishing CoC, and share successful stories of CoC implementation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss breastfeeding equity as a public health issue
2. Describe continuity of care
3. Present key recommendations and strategies to establish chest/breastfeeding CoC in the community

The Blueprint launch will also kick-off an 8-part webinar series on chest/breastfeeding Continuity of Care, entitled #EveryStepoftheWay through the 1,000days. Continuing education credits (CMEs, CNEs, CECHs, CPHs, CEUs, CPEUs, CERPs) are pending approval.

Questions? Please email info@naccho.org

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