GOLD Lactation Conference News

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Save the date and join us as we celebrate our 14th annual GOLD Lactation online conference! We have an amazing program lined up for 2020 and we can’t wait to share it with our GOLD family. Update your clinical knowledge, find inspiration and connect with colleagues from around the world. Gain new insights into topics such as insufficient glandular tissue, supporting lactation in the NICU, the effects of breastfeeding on sexual intimacy, facilitating breastfeeding in incarcerated women, identifying and treating oversupply, rhythmic movement and breastfeeding, alcohol consumption during lactation and so much more!

GOLD Lactation 2019 is excited to share this very special gift with our GOLD Family! “Untying Breastfeeding” is a documentary that investigates the narrative of families who have navigated through significant breastfeeding challenges due to Tongue Tie. The narrative is juxtaposed with 16 experts from across the world who share the latest understanding/research about various factors and events that sabotage birth & breastfeeding. These factors and events have potentially life-long implications for the health of humankind.

The filmmaker for this one of a kind documentary is past GOLD Lactation Speaker, Effath Yasmin. She is India's leading IBCLC and a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist from Mumbai, India. Her special interests lie in infant oral and sucking dysfunction, tongue tie assessment, treatment & rehabilitation. Yasmin is currently pursing self-funded research projects on the subject of tongue tie, including her seminal work on a potential link between tongue ties and depression. She currently runs India’s First Lactation & Family Wellness Clinic with full day observation facilities in Mumbai.

GOLD Lactation has arranged for a special viewing license that will give you a one time viewing credit to this film. You can screen the TRAILER below.

Get access to this film and 27 highly informative presentations at GOLD Lactation 2019! Not yet registered? There's still plenty of time to attend and presentations are now all online to view at your own pace.

Click here to register for GOLD Lactation

We’re heading into our 13th annual GOLD Lactation online conference and we’re thrilled to share these amazing speakers and presentations with you! We welcome you to join us for this industry-leading event. Our annual conference is a rewarding and interactive opportunity that brings together top international speakers and 3000+ delegates.

GOLD Lactation 2019 includes 26 speakers with 27.5 hours of accredited information. Presentations are shared live and recordings are available throughout the conference period. To enhance your learning experience and to support your knowledge in key areas, add-on lecture packs are also available. Tools of the Trade and Focus on the Foundations each include 6 hours of accredited education and bring you the information you need.

Here at GOLD, we aim to improve access to education for healthcare providers around the world. To support this, our Keynote Presentations are free events for the general public. Those who aren’t able to join us for the full conference or anyone who might want to learn more about the GOLD experience are invited to learn with some of our most engaging and informative speakers at these special Keynote events.

On April 1, we will be joined by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA for her live Opening Keynote presentation. A world-renowned speaker and author, Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology and Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology. Her work  specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology.

During “Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin and Stress,” attendees will learn about the link between stress and oxytocin. We’ll explore the underlying physiological mechanisms of breastfeeding and depression as we learn why it is that breastfeeding lowers the risk of depression.

Reserve your free seat here and access both the live presentation as well as the recording for this Opening Keynote:

At the end of our live days, we’ll hear from Closing Keynote Speaker Lyndsey Hookway, BSc, RNC, HV, IBCLC. On April 29, she’ll present “Addressing Complex Sleep Problems While Optimizing Breastfeeding,” where attendees will hear evidence-based, gentle, and effective information on sleep. This presentation will also be available to view live and as a recording.

Lyndsey Hookway is an experienced London-trained Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach and Birth Trauma Recovery Practitioner, with almost 20 years experience working with infants, children, and families. She runs an international private practice, is the author of Holistic Sleep Coaching, and is co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program.

Parents typically have many questions about infant sleep, and this presentation will equip you with the latest evidence-based information. We’ll hear about key sleep biology principles, and we’ll have the opportunity to hear how sleep concepts can be applied to real-life examples of sleep problems for both adults and infants alike. This presentation will give you both tools and information so you can support families who need a reliable resource.

Reserve your seat for the Closing Keynote here:

Sign up today to access the full GOLD Lactation 2019 conference and all 26 international speakers! Early Bird registration is open until March 15 and regular conference registration is available until May 13. Click through here to register for the full conference:

We look forward to seeing all of our new and returning delegates as we come together for this year’s event!

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