Photo courtesy Shlonda Smith, Georgia State WIC.
Photo courtesy Shlonda Smith, Georgia State WIC.

Breastfeeding conferences are my happy place, and my happy face is available to speak at your upcoming breastfeeding- or parenting-related event. I bring up-to-date information, clear PowerPoint presentations, and a sense of humor.

Contact me to discuss topics, availability, and rates. 

 

Topics

Topics with CERPs currently available

Postpartum mental health and breastfeeding: It's complicated (1.0 L-CERPs)

Objectives

  1. Identify three risk factors for suboptimal breastfeeding.
  2. Discuss the interaction between breastfeeding and PMADs.
  3. Explain how weaning affects hormone levels.
  4. Identify medications for PMADs that are generally recognized as safe for use during breastfeeding.
  5. Describe coping strategies for PMADs that support a patient’s breastfeeding goals.

Tweets and teats: Social media for breastfeeding pros and peers (1.0 L-CERPs)

Objectives

  1. Name three popular social media platforms used by lactation professionals and the types of content usually shared on each.
  2. Explain the difference between a Facebook timeline, page, and group.
  3. List two ways to ensure you share an image legally.
  4. List two ethical concerns for a lactation professional or peer supporter when providing information and support to families using social media.

Tricky little babies: Breastfeeding management of late-preterm infants (1.0 L-CERPs)

Objectives

  1. Define the gestational age ranges ford “late preterm” and “early term” infants.
  2. Explain why late-preterm infants are at a greater risk for jaundice.
  3. Describe common feeding behaviors of late-preterm infants.
  4. Outline a feeding plan for a late-preterm infant who is not transferring milk well at the breast.

Trends and challenges of drug use and abuse during pregnancy and breastfeeding (1.0 L-CERPs)

Objectives

  1. Describe the difference between methadone and suboxone.
  2. Explain the potential effects of marijuana transferred into breastmilk for an infant.
  3. Discuss criteria that may determine whether or not a parent who has abused drugs may be supported in breastfeeding an infant.
  4. Identify resources for determining the potential risks of drugs in breastmilk.

What lactation professionals need to know about the WHO Code (1.0 E-CERPs)

Objectives

  1. Explain the goal of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.
  2. List the products covered by the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.
  3. Describe a scenario where a product would be considered “Code compliant” and one that would be considered “non-compliant.”
  4. Describe the impact of free formula samples on breastfeeding duration.

Topics with CERPs pending

Galactagogues: The good, the bad, and the often unnecessary (1.0 L-CERPs)

Objectives

  1. List three popular herbal and non-herbal galactagogues.
  2. Name three factors that can be modified to increase milk supply.
  3. Describe the possible side effects of fenugreek.
  4. Name two conditions where using galactagogues may be appropriate. 

Breastfeeding multiples: Inspiration, hurdles, and practical tips

Bonding beyond the breast: Attachment and bonding for parents and partners

Topics with CERPs unavailable but eligible for nursing CEUs

Meet them where they're at: Supporting pumping and bottle-feeding

Objectives

  1. Explain the differences between closed-system, open-system, hospital-grade, and rental pumps.
  2. Outline the steps of paced bottlefeeding and describe why paced bottlefeeding can benefit breastfed and bottlefed babies.
  3. Explain flow preference and how to overcome it in a breastfed baby.
  4. Describe the World Health Organization’s instructions for safe formula preparation.

 

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Past speaking engagements

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