Rethinking Flange Fitting

Rethinking Flange Fitting

Hosted by BreastfeedLA

Date: June 13, 2023

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST, via Zoom

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On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST, BreastfeedLA presents Rethinking Flange Fitting, a webinar featuring Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE. As lactation professionals, our overall goal is to help more babies get more human milk. Our work often includes supporting families with pumping. For many years, we have been told to “size up” for pump flange/breast shield size but many parents and lactation professionals are now finding that smaller flange sizes are much more effective for comfort, milk yield and pumping efficiency. But how small is “smaller”? Do silicone flanges work just as well as hard plastic? Does the shape of the flange influence milk removal and comfort? This session will show participants many different flanges sizes, several different types of flanges and video snippets of real parents pumping with some of them. The session will highlight several aspects of doing a flange fitting as a lactation professional. Providing effective flange fitting services as a lactation professional can increase pumping comfort and significantly increase milk yield and extend the duration of lactation for many families.

Participants will be awarded 1.75 L-CERPS & 2.0 Contact Hours.

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By the end of the presentation:

1. Participants will be able to list 10 smaller flange sizes and 6 types of silicone flanges they could try/suggest for their clients.

2. Participants will be able to state the three main factors (FIT: feel, intensity and tempo) and multiple sub-factors that go into an effective pumping session.

3. Participants will feel more confident to perform a flange fitting with a pumping client, using multiple flanges and inserts and assess which are the most appropriate for their client.

The recording of this event will be sent to all registrants approximately 2 weeks after the live event, and available for viewing for up to 3 months after the live event. The webinar recording will NOT be available for purchase later, so don’t delay- register today!

Questions? Please email or call 323-210-8505