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Aug
28
Mon
Los Angeles: At the Forefront of Human Milk Handling-Best Practices for Mother’s Own Milk & Donor Milk @ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for At the Forefront of Human Milk Handling: Best Practices for Mother’s Own Milk & Donor Milk

Please join us on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 9a.m. to 4p.m.

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BreastfeedLA presents a timely seminar about a topic in high demand: the safe handling of human milk. As the volume of expressed breastmilk being shared and donated continues to rise throughout our state, it is critical for healthcare providers and parents to understand best practices for handling human milk.

Caroline Steele, the Director of Nutrition & Lactation Services at Children’s Hospital of Orange County will begin the day with a practical and informative talk on starting a donor milk program. Her work at CHOC is a model for other facilities and communities.

The second session will offer an in-depth look at the mission of the Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose, presented by the Milk Bank’s Executive Director, Pauline Sakamoto.

After lunch, Caroline Steele will review the latest evidence on how to safely express, store, thaw, and handle human milk.Caroline’s experience creating protocols in the hospital and her comprehensive knowledge of the guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) will help attendees put all of the most commonly asked questions to rest.

To conclude the day, Pauline Sakamoto will discuss the concepts of formal and informal milk sharing and offer healthcare providers and the community optimal ways of communicating the importance of valuing human milk and its impact.

This seminar will bring together all the facts and best practices to get donor milk programs operational and efficient throughout the community. Get inspired and educated about human milk handling with BreastfeedLA at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on August 28!

Agenda

8:45 Registration

9:15 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:30 Starting A Donor Milk Program

10:30 Break

10:45 Mothers’ Milk Bank

12:15p.m Lunch

1:15 Handling Expressed Human Milk & Donor Milk Safely in the Hospital Setting

2:30 Break

2:45 Milk Sharing & Donor Milk Availability

4p.m. Adjourn

About the Speakers

Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, FAND is the Director of Nutrition and Lactation Services at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Pauline Sakamoto, MS, RN, PHN is the Executive Director of Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose, CA.

5 L-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 contact hours for continuing education for nurses will be awarded for attending this learning opportunity. When you register early, you receive the best value on our seminars! Earlybird Registration is now open.

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Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 8700 Beverly Blvd, Thalians Auditorium Room #C101, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Parking is available in Parking Lots P1, P2, and P4.

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)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. 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. 5 L CERPs will be awarded.

Photography Policy

When registering for this event, you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. You understand that your interview, video, and/or photographic image may be used in print or digital/electronic form (e.g., publications, website, advertising, videos) and may recognize your association with BreastfeedLA.

When registering for this event, you agree to the following:

– not to post photos of the speakers’ slides on social media or use them for any other purpose than your own education.

– to print a copy of the speakers’ presentations for your own use only and not to share the links or presentations with any persons not registered for this event.

Sharing of Your Contact Information

If you select “Yes” during registration, BreastfeedLA may share your first name and email address with the vendors who exhibit at this event. BreastfeedLA partners with vendors who comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Subsitutes (the WHO Code) and who offer products or services which may benefit you and/or your clients. If you select “No” during registration, BreastfeedLA will NOT share your contact information with anyone and will only use your contact information to contact you with details about this event and future BreastfeedLA events.

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Aug
31
Thu
Los Angeles: Free! Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Training @ The California Endowment
Aug 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm

BREASTFEEDING ADVOCACY 101 TRAINING

Breastfeed LA is proud to present a full day of advocacy training designed for those who work with and advocate for breastfeeding moms and families. This training is brought to you by BreastfeedLA and co-sponsored by ACLU Southern California, the California Women’s Law Center, and South Los Angeles Health Projects.

Program Description

Breastfeeding is a national priority backed by federal and state laws that protect a mother’s right to breastfeed in public, in the workplace, at school, within the judicial system, and during medical care. Our expert speakers will provide a close look at the current laws, the protections they provide, and where they fall short. You’ll receive hands-on advocacy practice, a comprehensive Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Toolkit, and continuing education credits.

Learn to advocate for breastfeeding rights, so all families can meet their breastfeeding goals.

Registration is free and includes the Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Toolkit, plus continuing education credits. You can purchase an optional Breakfast and Lunch package for $15.00.

Objectives:
Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Describe general breastfeeding and lactation rights and current laws that support breastfeeding
  • Identify special situations and circumstances where legal help is advised
  • Identify and provide resources to support breastfeeding rights
  • Effectively advocate for breastfeeding rights

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Speakers

  • Robbie Gonzalez-Dow, MPH, RD, CLE Executive Director, California Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Genevieve Colvin, IBCLC, Northeast Valley Health Corporation, Los Angeles
  • Sharon Terman, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Aid at Work, San Francisco
  • Amy Poyer, Senior Staff Attorney, California Women’s Law Center, Los Angeles
  • Hilary Rau, Associate Attorney
  • Ruth Dawson, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Yosemite Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Parking is available for free onsite and the location is also nearby the train.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations requested two weeks prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee for Breakfast and Lunch Package if purchased. No refunds after this date – 8/17/17.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

5 E-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 contact hours for nurses will be awarded for attending this learning opportunity.  When you register early, you receive the best value for our seminars!  Earlybird Registration is now open.

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. 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. 5 E-CERPs will be awarded.

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Sep
29
Fri
Antelope Valley: Expert Management of Medications During Lactation with Dr. Thomas Hale @ Antelope Valley Hospital Community Resource Center
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to join us for a full day seminar with Dr. Thomas Hale!

Please join us on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

at Antelope Valley Hospital

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BreastfeedLA is proud to present Dr. Thomas Hale, the nation’s leading researcher on medications and their effects on lactation, in the Antelope Valley for a full day of learning! Dr. Hale has spent years directing research that measures the precise volumes of individual medications entering milk and the amount available to infants upon ingestion of the milk of medicated mothers.
Dr. Hale will begin the day by discussing the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers and factors to consider to ensure optimal safety and effectiveness for both mother and child.
As it is now known that the duration of breastfeeding has a clear impact on the health of mother and child, and that families often discontinue breastfeeding if mothers become ill or require medications, Dr. Hale’s second session will offer an in-depth look at how medications can affect milk production, which can significantly impact the duration of breastfeeding.
After lunch, Dr. Hale will present the latest evidence on drugs of abuse, including marijuana, and breastfeeding, offering some insight into this complicated and controversial topic. Dr. Hale will take us inside the recommendations and guidelines, looking at the science of how and whether these drugs actually enter the milk and their potential effects on breastmilk-fed infants and toddlers.
Creating a care plan for a breastfeeding dyad when a mother is diagnosed with an infectious disease can be a daunting task. Dr. Hale outlines the process of how to consider the options and ensure that the protection of breastfeeding is held up as one of the critical factors.
Move beyond assumptions, away from broad recommendations to wean, and into a place of true understanding about how medications and breastfeeding interact. Get the facts with Dr. Hale and BreastfeedLA in the Antelope Valley!

Agenda

9:00am Registration

9:30am Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers

10:30am Break

10:45am Drugs and Milk Production

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Breastfeeding and Drugs of Abuse – Marijuana and Others

2:30pm Break

2:45pm Infectious Disease and Breastfeeding

4:00pm Adjourn

About the Speaker

Thomas Hale, Ph.D., R.Ph., is a professor of pediatrics and associate dean of research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and acting executive director of the InfantRisk Center.

Hale is considered one of the foremost expert in the field of perinatal pharmacology and the use of medications by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

5 L-CERPs (for IBCLCs) and 6 CEUs will be awarded for attending this learning opportunity. When you register early, you receive the best value on our seminars! Application has been made for CME for this activity. Details to Follow.

Earlybird Registration is now open.

This event is co-sponsored by Antelope Valley Hospital and the Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition.

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Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Antelope Valley Hospital Community Resource Center 44151 15th St West Lancaster, CA 93534. Parking is available at no charge.The Metrolink Train provides service from L.A. to the Antelope Valley on the Antelope Valley Line details at www.metrolinktrains.com.

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)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. 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. 5 L CERPs will be awarded.

Photography Policy

When registering for this event, you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. You understand that your interview, video, and/or photographic image may be used in print or digital/electronic form (e.g., publications, website, advertising, videos) and may recognize your association with BreastfeedLA.

When registering for this event, you agree to the following:

– not to post photos of the speakers’ slides on social media or use them for any other purpose than your own education.

– to print a copy of the speakers’ presentations for your own use only and not to share the links or presentations with any persons not registered for this event.

Sharing of Your Contact Information

If you select “Yes” during registration, BreastfeedLA may share your first name and email address with the vendors who exhibit at this event. BreastfeedLA partners with vendors who comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Subsitutes (the WHO Code) and who offer products or services which may benefit you and/or your clients. If you select “No” during registration, BreastfeedLA will NOT share your contact information with anyone and will only use your contact information to contact you with details about this event and future BreastfeedLA events.

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