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Opening Keynote Presentation

GOLD Lactation is pleased to offer our opening Keynote Presentation open to the general public. Our Keynote Presentation always discusses historical, biological, or sociological topics in regards to lactation and breastfeeding, and is meant to appeal to a wide range of health care professionals.

We're thrilled to have Bryna Sampey, IBCLC, as our 2020 Keynote Speaker. Bryna's presentation "Breastfeeding With Ease: The Impact of Infant Reflex Emergence and Integration" will kick off our 14th Annual Lactation Conference on March 30th. We invite you to join us at either of our two live sessions or access the public recording of this talk until April 30. Simply reserve your seat to receive exclusive access. A certificate of Attendance will be provided.

Need CERPs or other credits? Only Delegates registered for the full conference will be able to claim continuing education hours and can do so by logging into the Delegates Area prior to watching the presentation. To learn more about registering for the conference, please visit this page. Registered Delegates will have access to this presentation and 31 additional presentations until June 29, 2020 (Annual Members will have until July 20, 2020).

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Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

Bryna is a lactation consultant, educator, and birth doula. She began her education in marine chemistry, but pivoted to birth work after the birth of her daughter, Maia. After a rigorous 4500hr internship before sitting for the IBCLC exam, she discovered she never wants to stop learning about the things that impact pregnancy, birth, and lactation (which is pretty much everything). Enamored will all things continuing education, Bryna has undertaken many various courses and offerings, as well as research on her own. She has a particular heart for reflex integration in lactation care, as well as advocacy for equitable treatment for LGBTQ+ families in birth and lactation. Bryna has four children, and lives with her family, dog, ducks, and chickens near Portland, Oregon, in the American Pacific Northwest. When not teaching, attending births, seeing clients, or child wrangling, Bryna likes to knit and attend Renaissance Faires, sometimes at the same time!

Abstract: Breastfeeding With Ease: The Impact of Infant Reflex Emergence and Integration

Reflexes play an important role in role in an infant’s ability to feed effectively. This foundational presentation discusses the process of reflex emergence and integration, the importance of reflexes in breastfeeding/chestfeeding and the impact of disorganized or absent reflexes. Also covered will be the impacts of trauma on infant reflex integration and the role of the lactation consultant in assessment and referral.

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