Advanced Breastfeeding Topics for Healthcare Professionals
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
GIANT Food Stores
315 York Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Approved for 6 RN CE hours and 6 CERPS
Early Bird Registration – Deadline is 10/1/17 – Cost is $125 – SORRY! YOU MISSED IT 🙁
Regular Registration – Deadline is 10/20/17 – Cost is $150
You can also download the conference brochure: BRC Conference Brochure
Breastfeeding should be a natural process, but many mothers run into obstacles. In the past, women turned to their mothers, aunts, and grandmothers for help. Now they look to you, their healthcare professional, for help with breastfeeding. As we learn more about this normal physiological process, the suggestion for how to treat breastfeeding problems are evolving.
With solid research about the health benefits, more mothers choose to breastfeed their babies, but unfortunately, they are not doing it for long periods. Many times mothers stop because of issues that can be easily resolved. Healthcare professionals like you play a key role in their success. Join us for a great day of information and learn how to confidently give mothers every opportunity to reach their goals.
8:30-9:00: Registration and light breakfast.
9:00-10:00: Won’t Do It or Can’t Do It? The Non-Latching Baby – Find out reasons why a baby won’t latch and how to protect breastfeeding during the process. Janice McPhelin, IBCLC
10:00-11:00: Supplementation: When, How, and How Much? – Early supplementation and over-supplementation are big problem in breastfeeding management. Get the answers on how to remedy this! Colette Acker, IBCLC
11:00-11:15 – Break
11:15-12:15: Lumps, Bumps, and Pain -Breast and nipple pain are common reasons for weaning. Learn how to determine the best course of action for many problems. You get all three speakers for this one!
12:45-1:45: Case Studies -Test your investigative skills as we review some of Colette and Janice’s most interesting cases.
1:45-2:15: Contraception and Breastfeeding -New contraception comes onto the market all the time. Find out which are compatible and which aren’t and WHY. Gail Herrine, MD
2:15-2:30 – Break
2:30-3:00: Induced Lactation -With more modern families interested in breastfeeding, being knowledgeable about this subject is important. Gail Herrine, MD
3:30-4:30 Family Feud – Play everyone’s favorite game show with breastfeeding questions. Let’s reinforce all this fabulous information!
4:30 – EVALUATIONS
Colette Acker, IBCLC, RLC is the Executive Director of the Breastfeeding Resource Center. She has been working with moms and babies for 20 years. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient lactation care. Her passion is to educate healthcare professionals who work with breastfeeding families.
Janice McPhelin, IBCLC, RLC has over a decade of experience as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Last year she worked with 465 families for a total of 752 visits! She works with breastfeeding dyads in hospital and outpatient settings. Janice’s role at the BRC is two-fold, as she is also the Director of Development.
Gail Herrine, MD, FACOG, IBCLC, FABM is an attending physician, Medical Director of Maternity, and Medical Director of Lactation at Temple University Hospital. She is currently leading the Temple team to become Baby Friendly. Gail has incredible passion for breastfeeding.