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 4 highly informative add-on lecture packages.

Clinical Support of Infant Sucking Skills Lecture Pack

Being able to assess infant sucking skills and provide support in the case of sucking dysfunction, is a fundamental skill for lactation professionals. This package provides a deep dive into the knowledge and skills needed to provide optimal care to breast/chestfeeding families. Learn more about oral assessment, and how to manage various causes of sucking dysfunction.

  • Sensory Processing and Breast/Bodyfeeding: Using Co-Regulation to Support the Feeding Relationship
    Gretchen Becker Crabb, MSE, LPC, OTR/L, CLC, IMH-E
  • Inside the Infant Mouth: Oral Assessment & Function
    Jacqueline Kincer, IBCLC, CSOM
  • Babies With Suckling Dysfunction: Assessment and Coordination of Care
    Leslie R Kowalski, PhD, IBCLC
  • Sucking Disorders in Children with Neurological, Muscular, Genetic or Anatomical Diseases
    Lina Mazzoni, SLT, B.Sc. & IBCLC
  • Supporting Early Oral Feeding Experiences in the NICU: Utilizing the Lens of Orofacial Myology
    Ramya Kumar, MS.CCC-SLP, BCSS, CNT, IBCLC
  • Is This a Tongue-Tie: How Do We Decide?
    Sarah Oakley, RN, IBCLC
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Parent-Centered Lactation Care Lecture Pack

Lactation professionals have a duty to provide care that is focused on the individual goals of the parent. The breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey is different for everyone, and if we fail to provide parent-centered care to the families we serve, we risk doing harm. This means setting aside our own personal feelings and biases to support parents in their own unique situation. Learn about how to support parents in situations where exclusive at breast/chest feeding may not be possible or desired.

  • Breast/Chestfeeding After Breast Reduction
    Anna Le Grange, Bsc, RNc, IBCLC
  • "The Elephant in the Room": Ethics of Supporting Formula Feeding Families
    Bryna Hayden, IBCLC
  • Donor Milk: Is it Scarce or a Secret?
    Courtney Polk, MSN, RN, IBCLC
  • Protocol for Successful Induced Lactation and the Importance of Mahram for Muslim Families
    Hairin Anisa bt Tajuddin, Master of Paediatric & IBCLC
  • Rethinking the Definition of Breast/Chestfeeding: Where Does Pumping Fit In?
    Nichelle Clark, IBCLC, CBS, Doula
  • Breast Hypoplasia and Insufficient Milk Production – What We Know and What We Still Need to Find Out
    Renee Kam, BPhysio, IBCLC
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Leading the Field of Human Lactation Care into the Future Lecture Pack

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the field of human lactation had undergone significant changes since its early beginnings in the 1970's. The pandemic has brought about even more change that will have lasting implications. This package explores some of the changes in the field, current hot topics and topics that will play an important role in the forward movement of the field of lactation.

  • Nurturing the Future of Lactation Care: It's up to All of Us!
    Allison Walsh, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE, LLLL, Postpartum Doula
  • Lactation Consultants in Today's World: A Global Perspective
    Helen Gray, MPhil, IBCLC
  • Centered in Healing: Embodying Healing Informed Care
    Karen Laing, IBCLC, AMT
  • Babies Cry to Communicate, Not to Manipulate... Non-Medical Reasons for Crying: An Anthropological Approach
    Katrien Nauwelaerts, BA, MA, IBCLC
  • The Art of Virtual Assessment for Oral Dysfunction
    Shondra Mattos, IBCLC
  • Meet Them Where They Are: Applying a Multidisciplinary, Equitable and Sustainable Approach to Breastfeeding and Lactation Practice & Promotion
    TaNefer L. Camara, MS-HCA, IBCLC
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Assessment and Critical Thinking Skills in Action Lecture Pack

Take your professional lactation skills to the next level! This special package is designed to hone your assessment and clinical management skills and abilities. We've brought together four experts to provide an in depth look at knowledge and skills that will help to elevate the level of care you provide to breastfeeding/chestfeeding families. Learn more about cervical auscultation, disorganized infant feeding, the assessment and management of mastitis and thinking critically about the use of clinical lactation tools.

  • Assessment and Management of Mastitis
    Carmela Kika Baeza, MD, IBCLC
  • Introduction to Cervical Auscultation
    Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
  • Disorganized Infant Feeding: Beyond Suck, Swallow, Breathe
    Jada Wright Nichols, MS, OTR/L
  • Thinking Critically About the Use of Clinical Lactation Tools
    Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC
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