Events Calendar

This page lists California continuing education programs presented by local and regional breastfeeding coalitions, community-based organizations, and health care and educational institutions. If you would like your program listed, please email Robbie at robbiegd.cbc@gmail.com.

Apr
3
Mon
Online: Lactation Educator Counselor Course
Apr 3 – Jun 17 all-day

UC San Diego Extension Lactation Education Program

Spring Online: April 3 – June 17, 2017

This program prepares health professionals and other interested individuals to become lactation educators. It furnishes the basic information necessary to promote breastfeeding and to interact in the breastfeeding situation by assisting and encouraging the breastfeeding triad of mother, baby, and support person.

Topics include basic anatomy and physiology of lactation, early attachment of the baby, hospital care, support during the postpartum stage, common concerns and solutions, and appliances and apparatuses used in breastfeeding.

This 45 hour program meets the prerequisite requirement for the LEAARC Approved Lactation Consultant training program. At completion of the course students are “Certificated Lactation Educator Counselors.”

This course is the required prerequisite to the Lactation Consultant course.

Other Credit: BRN, RD: 45 CE Hrs.  IBLCE CERP’s: 45

Credit: 4 units

View the program website at www.breastfeeding-education.com 

TO ENROLL:

-On the web: extension.ucsd.edu

-By Phone: (858) 534-3400

Section 119954
Cost: $695

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Email: ucsdlactation@ucsd.edu
or call: (858) 534-9262

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May
25
Thu
Connected Care to Help Families Thrive: Breastfeeding, Maternal Mental Health, and the Community Circle @ Valley Presbyterian Hospital
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA and First 5 invite you to

meet and learn with Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett!

May 25, 2017 – 8:00am-4:00pm

Valley Presbyterian Hospital 

This event will sell out. Earlybird registration is $100 through May 18th, $115 after and at the door.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett’s Presentations

Explore the role of depression in breastfeeding cessation and whethera mother’s prenatal intention to breastfeed makesa difference.This presentation summarizesand synthesizesrecent studies and present new findings from the Survey of Mothers’ Sleep and Fatigue that address the link between birth interventions and depression in mothers.
When it comes to overcoming adversity and stopping the intergenerational cycle of violence, breastfeeding makes all the difference. This presentation will discuss breastfeeding’s role in protecting infants from the harmful effects of maternal depression, explain the importance of maternal responsivity to long-term health for the baby, and describe the role of breastfeeding in lessening the impact of a mother’s previous adverse experiences.

AM and PM Breakout Sessions:

Breakouts will discuss how ALL community health workers and child care providers can be attuned to the signs of postpartum mood disorders in new parents and provide a supportive environment for breastfeeding parents, as well as how new parents can benefit from participation in peer support activities both in person and online.

Community Panel:

Engage with a moderated panelof mothers and support persons who will share their stories ofliving with postpartum mood disorders. They will share what they found to be helpful resources and strategies, and discuss what supportive measures are still needed.

This Event is jointly sponsored by First 5 LA, BreastfeedLA, and Valley Presbyterian Hospital.  

About the Featured Speaker

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women’s-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology and an author on such subjects. Her websites are UppityScienceChick.comBreastfeedingMadeSimple.com, and PraeclarusPress.com

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Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, 15107 Vanowen St, Van Nuys, CA 91405.

Parking is available

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)

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!  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 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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San Jose: Annual Networking Event for Breastfeeding Community @ Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon networking with medical providers, doulas, lactation consultants, nurses, business owners and other breastfeeding community advocates. Come learn more and share innovative ideas and strategies around topics such as lactation accommodations in the workplace and at school, current Breastfeeding policies, Breastfeeding trainings, community events and Breastmilk donation. Come meet others who support breastfeeding in your community!

Sponsored by Santa Clara County Public Health, California WIC Association, Peninsula Regional Breastfeeding Collaborative, and First 5 Santa Clara County. Visit the event site here for more into or to register.

Download the event flyer here: SCC Networking Event.


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Jun
1
Thu
Online: Lactation Educator Counselor Course
Jun 1 – Sep 30 all-day

UC San Diego Extension Lactation Education Program

Summer Online: June – September, 2017

This program prepares health professionals and other interested individuals to become lactation educators. It furnishes the basic information necessary to promote breastfeeding and to interact in the breastfeeding situation by assisting and encouraging the breastfeeding triad of mother, baby, and support person.

Topics include basic anatomy and physiology of lactation, early attachment of the baby, hospital care, support during the postpartum stage, common concerns and solutions, and appliances and apparatuses used in breastfeeding.

This 45 hour program meets the prerequisite requirement for the LEAARC Approved Lactation Consultant training program. At completion of the course students are “Certificated Lactation Educator Counselors.”

This course is the required prerequisite to the Lactation Consultant course.

Other Credit: BRN, RD: 45 CE Hrs.  IBLCE CERP’s: 45

Credit: 4 units

View the program website at www.breastfeeding-education.com 

TO ENROLL:

-On the web: extension.ucsd.edu

-By Phone: (858) 534-3400

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Cost: $695

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Email: ucsdlactation@ucsd.edu
or call: (858) 534-9262

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Pleasant Hill: Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care (5 days)
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Faculty: Molly Pessl, BSN, IBCLC

Download the flyer here.

Course description.

Register here.

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Jun
5
Mon
Sacramento: Nutrition & Biochemistry of Human Lactation course (8 day)
Jun 5 – Jun 15 all-day

Download the flyer here: HLACT 322 flyer Sum17
Visit American River College here

 

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Jun
17
Sat
Bakersfield: Comprehensive Lactation Ed
Jun 17 all-day

Comprehensive Lactation Ed

90 Hours, must attend all dates in 2017: 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/22, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21

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Register Here

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Jun
26
Mon
Climate Change: Creating A Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU @ Miller Children's & Women's Hospital
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

BreastfeedLA invites you to Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach for Climate Change: Creating A Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU 

Please join us on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 8:30a.m. to 4p.m.

The NICU environment is undergoing significant shift in feeding culture, and soon the Neonatal BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative (NeoBFHI) will be on the tip of everyone’stongueThe modern NICU has science and technology on its side, and combining the advantages of today’s world with the innate knowledge of mothers and their infants, no matter how preterm, is increasingly seen as the best way forwardDrChristine Bixby will describehow applying the latest evidence for optimal preterm infant feeding routines requires ensuring the availability of pasteurized donor human milkaccess to trained lactation support providers, and consistent messaging across disciplines in the complex NICU environment.  

Creating culture of change to breastfeeding – friendly culture is process, not an overnight shiftJody King will discuss using evidence-based protocols to provide optimal breastfeeding care for preterm infants that results in better health outcomes for mothers and babies while simultaneously enhancing lactation support skills in staff.  

Dispelling long-held myths and misunderstandings about preterm infants and breastfeeding among healthcare providers is  necessary and is building block of the Neo-BFHI processDrBixby will explain how clarifying some of the existing misconceptions can  lead to improvements in breastfeeding outcomes and parents’ sense of involvement in their  infants’ care while in the NICU.

Integrating lactation care into the multidisciplinary care team in the NICU and
creating truly collaborative environment is valuable strategy for increasing both use of  breastmilk and breastfeedingpanel of staff from the NICU at Miller Children’s will discuss their
experiences creating progressive environment of communication andinnovation for constantly improving care.

Agenda

About the Speakers

Christine Bixby, MD, FAAP, IBCLC is a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  She is also the Medical Director of CHOC’s Lactation Program.  

Jody King, RN, IV, BSN, IBCLC is the Lead Lactation Specialist of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital’s Lactation Program.  She has been a registered nurse for 37 years.  

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!  Earlybird Registration is now open.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE 

Location and Parking

This seminar is located at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806.

Parking is available on the campus of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital for $6/day.

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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Jul
14
Fri
Sacramento: Certified Lactation Specialist Program
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day

Certified Lactation Specialist Program

July 14, 15, 16, 2017

5440 Laurel Heights
Sacramento, CA

The Certified Lactation Specialist Program offers comprehensive information on breastfeeding with an emphasis on hands-on skills to enable the provider to give effective and individualized assistance to breastfeeding mothers.

The program is for healthcare providers or educators who want to effectively help new mothers successfully breastfeed their babies.

This program is offered by With Child Breastfeeding Support Services.

Download the Registration Form Here

Contact Information:
(707) 722-5050
rosanne@sonic.net

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Jul
15
Sat
Bakersfield: Comprehensive Lactation Ed
Jul 15 all-day

Comprehensive Lactation Ed

90 Hours, must attend all dates in 2017: 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/22, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21

Download Brochure Here

Register Here

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