Conference Add-on Lecture Packs

Expand your conference experience with any of these focused educational series! In addition to the main conference, we are offering the option to extend your conference experience with 3 highly informative add-on lecture packages.

Essential Communication Skills for Lactation Professionals Lecture Pack

Communication skills are of critical importance in health care, and they are called "skills" for a reason. Communication techniques can be learned and practiced to help improve your ability to communicate effectively with both clients and colleagues. This package has been put together with the new IBLCE requirements for communication skills in mind, and provides focused education on communication skills for lactation and other healthcare professionals.

  • We're Human, Too: Hidden Dynamics in Our Communication with Clients
    Cynthia Good, MS, LMHCA, IBCLC, CATSM
  • Communication and Conflict - How Connection Supports Both
    Elly Taylor, ILPS
  • CALM Communication
    Lesley Everest, Doula
  • Communications/Connection and Conflict Resolution Within the Extended Family
    Shu-Fang Wang, PhD, RN, CNM, IBCLC President, Chinese Lactation Consultant Association
  • Communication 360
    Tanya Singleton, BSN, MA, MPH, RN-BC, IBCLC, LCCE
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Lactation and Adversity: Addressing Challenges with Confidence Lecture Pack

Lactation professionals are well versed in supporting infant feeding in the context of clinical techniques for improving latch and positioning, increasing milk production etc. It is crucial for care providers to also know how to respond when infant feeding issues are complicated by other factors. How do we help in the face of parental trauma, gender dysphoria, past abuse, homelessness, nursing aversion or other psychosocial or physical challenges? These situations can be difficult for a client to feel safe expressing and require a higher level of clinical skill for the practitioner. This package was designed to provide an in-depth look at some of these situations so that care providers are able to approach them with more skill and confidence.

  • Supporting Dyads Facing Past Trauma and Gender Dysphoria
    Anna Brauch, IBCLC
  • Palliative Care: Why and How to Provide Lactation Support During Serious Illness or Before an Anticipated Death
    Elizabeth Kirts Smith, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, ICCE
  • Survivor Mothers' Speak: Child Sexual Abuse Impacts Breastfeeding Experiences
    Emily C. Taylor, MPH
  • The Power of Story Telling: A Tool for Addressing Historical Trauma and Breastfeeding
    Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC
  • 10 Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Shelter: Building a Policy
  • "Help! Breastfeeding Makes Me Feel Bad, Sad or Mad": Helping Breastfeeding Mothers Struggling With Negative Emotions
    Zainab Yate, Author, MSc, BSc, Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
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Translating Knowledge Into Practice: Creating Effective Lactation Care Plans Lecture Pack

A lactation care plan serves several purposes. It provides the client with reminders about what was discussed during the visit with their care provider, what steps they should be following at home and when to follow up. For the care provider, the care plan helps to document care and also serves as a means to encourage collaboration and continuity of care. In short, an effective care plan is an essential tool for lactation professionals. This package provides a look at common clinical situations and each presentation provides a detailed look at how to put a plan in place, when to follow up and how to adjust the care plan as things evolve.

  • The Baby's Not Gaining Weight! Now What?
    Barbara Robertson, BA, MA, IBCLC
  • Care Plan Design for Treating Infant Oral Dysfunction
    Jacqueline Kincer, IBCLC, CSOM
  • Putting a Plan in Place for Pumping
    Karolina Ochoa, BSN, IBCLC
  • Walking with NICU Families Through Their Infant Feeding Journey
    Maxine Scringer-Wilkes, RN, BN, MN, IBCLC
  • Common Infant Digestive Health Concerns and Useful Support Strategies
    Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC
  • Breastfeeding Beyond All Obstacles: Breastfeeding Families and Complicated Mastitis
    Patricia Díaz Lorenzo, MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC, Doula
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