Maternal Suicide Awareness Webinar with the CDC
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hosted by 2020 Mom

Date: September 28, 2022

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST

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Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. With efforts made by the policy organization, 2020 Mom, and the CDC, the U.S. has made significant progress on tracking and reporting maternal suicide rates. However, the work to identify maternal suicides is left to the states through reviews conducted in Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) settings. State-based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) are generally charged with facilitating change based on MMRC findings.

This webinar will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide statistics in the US
  • Updated data from the CDC on Maternal Mortality Review Committees and pregnancy-related suicide deaths
  • How states are improving suicide detection in their MMRC process, including the role of informant interviews in identifying maternal suicide deaths, a process adopted by the Delaware MMRC and others
  • Colorado’s latest report illustrates suicide is the top cause of maternal death, and efforts the PQC is championing
  • Remaining challenges and opportunities

Questions? Please email

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Webinar on Updated AAP Breastfeeding Guidelines
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Hosted by Boston Medical Center Health System

Date: September 29, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. PST

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Lori Feldman-Winter presents a webinar on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates for breastfeeding recommendations and technical report.

Learning objectives are as follows:

  1. Delineate key changes in the AAP recommendations
  2. Describe the evidence for why breastfeeding matters
  3. Identify strategies to manage breastfeeding in the setting of jaundice and other common conditions

Questions? Please email

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Webinar: Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative For The NICU & An Open Q&A with An IBCLC+Neonatologist
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: September 30, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. – noon PST

Cost: $14 – $35

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Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative for the NICU

This presentation addresses the application of the BFHI principles for small, sick, and premature newborns and their mothers in neonatal wards. This guidance is based on, and complements the WHO/UNICEF BFHI Implementation Guidance (1) with provision of special guidance for the support of infant feeding in neonatal wards. The purpose of focusing on small, sick, and premature newborns is to ensure that these vulnerable infants receive the care necessary to establish optimal infant feeding and thereby reach their full health potential.

An Open Q&A with aN IBCLC + Neonatologist

As lactation practitioners, we encounter cases in which we may desire a physician’s perspective to gain clarification on a difficult case. Those working in hospitals and clinics may have access to physicians but not always a physician with a background in lactation which we all know makes a significant difference.

The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition presents “An Open Q&A with an IBCLC Neonatologist for Lactation Professionals” a round table discussion-style webinar featuring our very own neonatologist, IBCLC, board member, and founder Dr. Nancy Wight.

There are two types of tickets for this event: “Q&A Participant” and regular registration. Q&A participants will have the option to submit 2-3 questions prior to the event and have them answered live. Q&A participants will also have the option to openly discuss their questions with Dr. Wight during the event. Dr. Wight will create a presentation based on the question that are submitted. Only 10 “Q&A participant” tickets are available. All other types of registrations (early bird and general registration) will be able to listen to the discussion but won’t have the ability to ask questions. As lactation professionals, we have those questions we want a medical perspective on – don’t miss this opportunity and sign up today! Questions that will be answered during the event will be posted on the event page as they are submitted. Questions will be answered as time permits.

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Questions? Please email

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The Lactation Lab
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hosted by BreastfeedLA

Date: October 3, 2022

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST – (Virtual and in-person event)

Location: The California Endowment

1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: $59 Virtual / $95 in-person

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Join us LIVE & IN PERSON for the Lactation Lab featuring Dr. Jack Newman! During this session, Dr. Newman will not only be sharing with us the theory behind clinical practice, but providing hands-on clinical demonstrations LIVE with lactating individuals and their infants. Get an intimate look at the clinical approach and skills Dr. Newman uses to solve the most difficult chest/breastfeeding challenges in this never-before-seen demonstration and case study review.

You don’t want to miss this. Tickets for this live event will be offered for both in-person or virtual attendance!

Questions? Please call 323-210-8505 or email

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Racism and the Colonial Roots of Gendered Language in Public Health and Biomedicine Inbox
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by United States Breastfeeding Committee

Date: October 12, 2022

Time: 11 a.m. – noon PST

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Join Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist as she unpacks colonial influences on gendered language, the fluidity of language in other cultures, and inclusive approaches to transform the culture of the First Food field. This exciting session will be held on Wednesday, October 12, from 2-3 p.m. ET. The session is complimentary, but donations are gratefully accepted during registration.

Language and culture have a complex yet profound, interdependent relationship. Language is a system of communication to build relationships and create a sense of community. Culture is a set of behaviors, beliefs, and values shared by a group of people that influences their behavior and the interpretation of other people’s behavior. Language influences culture, and culture influences language.

Dr. Palmquist will offer session participants the opportunity to be able to:

  1. Describe colonial influences on the language that is used today
  2. Identify resources and best practices for researching cultural perspectives on language
  3. Challenge inflexible views of language in the First Food field

Continuing education update: CERPS and CPEU for Dietitians have been applied for. Please identify your selection if applicable upon registration. The session is complimentary, but donations are gratefully accepted during registration.

Questions? Please email

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Implementing a Donor Milk Program
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)

Date: October 18, 2022

Time: 11-noon PST

Cost: No fee to attend; a $25 donation to HMBANA is requested.

Register here!

Recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention data show that many neonatal intensive care units do not yet provide donor milk, despite the American Academy of Pediatrics guidance. Pasteurized donor human milk from a Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) accredited milk bank is a safe and cost-effective way to meet this standard of care. Implementing a donor milk program takes thoughtful planning. This webinar offers a framework to introduce a donor milk program for your hospital.

This 60-minute webinar will include presentations from:

Lindsay Groff, MBA; Human Milk Banking Association of North America
Summer Kelly, MS, RN, IBCLC; Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes
Lisa Stellwagen, MD, FAAP; University of California Health Milk Bank
Kim Updegrove, MSN, MPH, CNM; Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin

For more information, please visit the event webpage here. 

Questions? Please email

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Foundation for Best Practice in Lactation Care
Oct 24 – Oct 28 all-day

Hosted by Evergreen Perinatal Education

Date: October 24-28, 2022

Location: Four Points by Sheraton – Emeryville

1603 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608

Cost: $995

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Course Description

A complete, in-person core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This five-day course is essential education for any healthcare professional or individual who works with new mothers and their newborns, or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). This in-depth, in-person course enables participants to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning.

This in-person course provides 45 theoretical hours for the IBLCE exam eligibility requirements and designation as a Certified Lactation Educator. All areas of the exam grid are included, and the course content is based on current scientific research. Over the course of five days, each participant will:

Complete a written project on a breastfeeding topic of his/her choice, which will be completed outside of classroom time and reviewed by faculty during the week of the course.
Complete a comprehensive written study guide on anatomy & physiology which will be submitted during the week of class for course credit.
Participate in classroom and group quizzes, case studies and practice scripts of common scenarios.

Begin preparation for the certification exam to become an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).
Receive a certificate of completion as a Lactation Educator at conclusion of course.
Evergreen Perinatal Education has been accepted by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) as a CERP provider for the listed Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) programme. Determination of CERPs eligibility or CERPs Provider status does not imply IBLCE®’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.

For more detailed information, please visit the website.

Questions? Please contact Kristi Charboneau at

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Hot Topics in Breastfeeding Medicine
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Presented by The Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE)

Date: November 3-5, 2022

Location: Arizona State University SkySong

1365 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Registration coming soon! Visit IABLE’s event webpage for more information.

Save the date for a fun and innovative conference!

Join us for IABLE’s 4th annual Clinical Breastfeeding Medicine Conference for Physicians and other Providers! This year our attendees will be the speakers! Participants will break into small teams, review evidence-based research on conundrum cases such as fracture management in lactating individuals, lactation support for people in jails or psychiatric units, management of group B strep mastitis when the infant has a group B strep infection. Each team will have a time slot for presentation, and all teams will learn from each other. Don’t worry if you don’t want to speak- someone on your team will represent you. Attendance options are both live and online. The in-person attendees will have plenty of time to socialize at 2 fun evening events. This is a great way to get to know your online colleagues!

Questions? Please fill out IABLE contact form – here.

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Webinar: Metabolic Health Matters: Breastfeeding on the Insulin Resistance Spectrum
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Hosted by San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: November 14, 2022

Time: 6:00 to 8:15 p.m.

Cost:  $25 Early Bird / $35 General Registration

Register Here

Insulin is part of the Lactogenic Complex and Lactogenesis 2 cannot start without it. Until recently, however, we did not understand its role well. Emerging research is starting to shed light on specific roles for insulin in both pregnancy breast development as well as milk synthesis. Discover the how and why insulin resistance, type 2 and gestational diabetes can cause lactation problems, and what strategies may be helpful for affected parents.

For all the details please download the flyer. Please share it with your networks.

Can’t attend the live event?
Register today & receive a link to the recording within 1 week from the live event

Questions? Please contact the coalition by phone 1-800-371-MILK (6455) or email at

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2023 California Breastfeeding Coalition Summit
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm

Date: January 24-26, 2022

Location: Virtual, via Whova

Registration will open in October 2022! For general information, please visit the summit webpage.

Presented by the California Breastfeeding Coalition, the California Breastfeeding Summit is the premier statewide convening of lactation advocates from every corner of the Golden State!

The overall goal of the summit is to be a catalyst for action, empowering you to address the structural and institutional racism and inequities of lactation care and support that prevent families from meeting their infant feeding goals.

The Summit enables us to present the effectiveness of programs, research, and interventions for continuity of care in human milk feeding support. In addition, the Summit is a forum for attendees to learn best practices, acquire new skills, gain resources, collaborate, and network with peers, colleagues, and exhibitors.

This coming year’s summit will take place entirely online from January 24 to 26, and we are looking forward to providing a premier virtual experience for all attendees!

Questions? Please email us at

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