Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding

 

Objective: To understand the implications of birthing practices (e.g. labour procedures/protocols, medications, labour support, skin to skin care) on  breastfeeding. 


Author: Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC
Credits: 5 L CERPs or contact hours
Assignment: Yes
Course Evaluation: Yes                                                                                                                                             

 

$60.00

Special Babies I: Breastfeeding the premature and sick baby

Objective: To understand the breastfeeding challenges experienced by parents with premature infants or infants with medical conditions (including congenital heart disease, chylothorax, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria, etc…) and provide breastfeeding management strategies.


Author: Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC 

Credits: 5 L CERPs or contact hours

Assignment: Yes

Course Evaluation: Yes 

$60.00

Special Babies II: Hypoglycaemia & Jaundice

Objective: To recognize the risk factors for infant hypoglycaemia and jaundice, and provide strategies for prevention of both conditions and breastfeeding management.

Author: Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC
Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours 


$60.00

Nutrition and Biochemistry of Breastfeeding

Objective: To know the nutritional biochemistry of breastmilk and understand the effects of maternal diet on breastmilk composition. To also become familiar with well mother assessments. Topics include, energy-weight discrepancy; Biochemistry: water, fat, carbohydrates, protein, minerals, vitamins, bioactive components, hormones; difference between preterm milk, colostrum, and mature milk; effect of maternal diet on breastmilk components; well mother assessment: What do we recommend regarding diet and non-essentials to various demographic populations?

Author: Eileen Park, IBCLC, ND

Credits: 5 L CERPs or contact hours

Assignment: Yes   Course Evaluation: Yes 

$60.00

Maternal Challenges: Late Onset of Decreased Milk Supply/ Slow Weight Gain

Objective: To determine the accurate cause of symptoms of slow or no weight gain, or weight loss, apparent "refux" or "colic", "nursing strikes", pulling or fussing at the breast. To advise regarding late onset of decreased milk supply and/or slow flow. Topics include: Late Onset of Decreased Milk Supply; Symptoms of slow or no weight gain or weight loss; Apparent "reflux" or "GERD"; "Colic" or "Overactive let-down"; Late Onset Nipple Pain; Breastfeeding Management, watching baby at the breast, drinking vs. sucking.

Author: Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC

Credits: 3 L CERPS or contact hours 

$60.00

Maternal Challenges: Breast and Nipple Pain

Objective: To differentiate between various causes of nipple and breast pain and provide the appropriate management strategies. Also, to explore complimentary feeding and to advise regarding the use of a lactation aid, introduction of solids and weaning . 

Author: Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, RLC

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours 

$60.00

LC Tools and Equipment Controversy

Objective: To describe the proper and appropriate use of breastfeeding devices and technology and know advantages and disadvantages of each tool. Topics explored include: Breastfeeding devices and equipment; How to use them; When to use them or when not to use them;Handling and storing human milk; Human milk banking protocols.

Authors: Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, RLC & Maria Lameiro, IBCLC, RLC

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours  

$60.00

Breastmilk vs. Formula

Objective: To identify the difference between breastmilk and artificial baby milks (ABM) and the effects and hazards of ABM. Also to explore Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication Maternal Illness to describe the entry of medications into human milk and understand mechanisms by which certain medications enter and others do not.  Also to distinguish which medications are appropriate/ inappropriate for breastfeeding mothers.

Author: Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC

Credits:  5 L CERPs or contact hours

$60.00

Ethics I: BFHI & WHO Code

Objective: To become familiar with international resources to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.  To also become aware of public health issues and WHO code compliance in relation to breast milk substitutes. Topics discussed include the Global strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding; International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).

Author: Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC

Credits: 2 E/ 1 L CERPs or contact hours

$60.00

IBCLC Ethics and Scope of Practice

Objective: To explore and discuss the scope of practice and legal issues surrounding the lactation consultant practice. Topics discussed include : IBLCE Code of Ethics; IBCLC Scope of Practice;  Referrals and inter-disciplinary relationships; Medical-legal responsibilities; Confidentiality; Informed consent; Conflict of interest. 

Author: Alexandra Thompson, IBCLC, RLC, RD

Credits: 3 E / 2 L CERPs or contact hours 

Assignment: Yes

Course Evaluation: Yes 

$60.00

Maternal Challenges: Biopsychosocial Issues and Breastfeeding

Objective: To identify and emphasize the psychosocial challenges facing many breastfeeding mothers and provide management strategies and knowledge of available support services to enable the mother to breastfeed throughout her challenges. Topics include: Grief, postnatal depression and psychosis; Effect of socio-economic, lifestyle, and employment issues on breastfeeding; Maternal role adaptation; Cultural beliefs and practices; Support systems; Mothers with special needs (e.g. adolescents).

Author: Eileen Park, IBCLC, ND

Credits: 5 L CERPs or contact hours 

Assignment: Yes

Course Evaluation: Yes 

$60.00

When Breastfeeding Is Not Contraindicated

Objective: To identify acute and chronic maternal pathologies and describe possible influences on breastfeeding.  To also provide breastfeeding management strategies to support breastfeeding under these situations. This course explores signs and symptoms of acute and chronic maternal pathologies, how to do a differential diagnosis, influences of maternal pathologies on breastfeeding and breastfeeding management under adverse situations.

Author: Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours 

$60.00

Controversial Issues: Cruelty of Breast is Best

Objective: To describe the incongruencies between the societal pressures placed on mothers to breastfeed and the lack of support in helping them to do so and strategies to resolve these issues. Topics include:  IBCLE code of ethics & scope of practice; Breastfeeding promotion and community education; Support systems; Mothers’ Guilt; Societal norms; What affects practitioners’ decisions?

Author: Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, RLC

Credits: 2 E / 1 L CERPs or contact hours 

$60.00

Current and Controversial Breastfeeding Research

Objective: To analyze and interpret up to date and controversial research and re-evaluate current philosophies and practices regarding breastfeeding. Research topics may include:  Obesity; Allergy & Asthma; Smoking; Environmental Toxins; Adult Chronic Diseases;* Note that topics may vary depending on the current controversial research each year.

Author: Eileen Park, IBCLC, ND

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours

$60.00

Evidence Based Medicine Part I

Objective: To identify well conducted lactation studies, accurately interpret them and be able to apply results to clinical practice.  To also describe research methodologies, when to use them, and design an experiment. Topics include: Defining Evidence Based Medicine (EBM); Scientific Method; Types of research methods—hierarchy of EBM; Searching for literature; Experimental study design; Critical appraisal; Statistics.

Author: Eileen Park, IBCLC, ND

Credits: 4 L CERPs or contact hours

$60.00

Latching and Protecting Milk Supply and Flow

Objective: To identify and achieve a good latch and ensure proper transfer of breastmilk. Topics include: Latch and positioning; Assessing milk transfer (sucking vs drinking); Protocol to increase breastmilk intake; Variations in normal feeding patterns.

Author: Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, RLC

Credits: 5 L CERPs or contact hours

Assignment: Yes

Course Evaluation: Yes 

$60.00

A Comprehensive Look at Tongue Tie


Objective: To understand how to identify ankyloglossia/tongue-tie, including posterior ties as part of the differential diagnosis in breastfeeding difficulties.  To provide practitioners with step-by-step instruction in tongue-tie and upper lip-tie release with scissors.  A comprehensive practice guidelines for wound care and breastfeeding support post-release. 

Author: Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, RLC

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours

 

$60.00

Evidence Based Medicine Part II

Objective: To learn to evaluate evidence and critically appraise breastfeeding literature produced using various types of study design including experimental study design, case-control, RCT, observational, cohort, statistics and case reports. Students will learn to conduct literature reviews, evaluating sources of lactation evidence which inform breastfeeding policy in the community. 

Author: Eileen Park, IBCLC, ND

Credits: 4 L CERPs or contact hours

Assignment: Yes

Course  Evaluation: Yes

$60.00

Immunology of Breastfeeding

 

Objective: To describe the immune components in breastmilk and understand the immunology of breastfeeding (not just breastmilk). To also have Lactation understanding of how breastfeeding protects against infections and disease. This includes an introduction to innate and adaptive immunity, a detailed description of breastmilk and specific immune components, secretory immunoty, entero-mammary link, and transmission of maternal infections.

Author: Eileen Park, IBCLC, ND

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours

 

$60.00

Breast Anatomy and Physiology

Objective:To understand anatomy and physiology of breasts during pregnancy and lactation-including anatomical development, hormonal responses, cellular mechanisms and variations of normal.

Author: Eileen Park, IBCLC, ND

Credits: 5 L CERPs or contact hours

Assignment: Yes

Course Evaluation: Yes 

$60.00

Advanced Immunology and Chronic Disease Prevention

Objective: To appreciate the short-term and long-term immunological benefits of breastfeeding. To also describe the Lactation mechanisms of how breastfeeding may protect against various chronic diseases including obesity, inflammatory diseases, cancer, diabetes.  This course explores the long-term outcomes of breastfeeding and the mechanisms of disease prevention.

Author: Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, RLC

Credits: 5 L CERPs or contact hours

Assignment: Yes

Course Evaluation: Yes 

$60.00

Herbs to Boost the Flow and Vasospasm Treatment

Objective:This course will provide and overview of the use of herbs to improve lactation. The mechanisms by which herbs effect lactation as well as the various combinations and dosages of galactagogues will be discussed. The second half of this webinar is devoted to the topic of vasospasm.  The impact of vasospasm on lactation, the signs and symptoms of vasospasm as well as the various treatment options for women experiencing vasospasm during breastfeeding will be discussed.

Author: Janice Fyfe, ND

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours

 

$60.00

Skin to Skin Care

Objectives: To appreciate the importance and benefits of skin to skin care in normalizing physiology and facilitating breastfeeding success.

Author: Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, RLC

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours

 

$60.00

The Not Yet Latching Baby

Objective: To identify how various factors may contribute to the baby not taking the breast and provide techniques to help facilitate the baby to latch. This course helps to define "not yet latching", breastfeeding success, reasons for breast refusal and treatment strategies- when to use which method.

Author: Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, RLC

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours 

$60.00

General Pediatrics

Objective: To understand normal development of a newborn and to be able to identify milestones, variations of norm, and abnormalities. 

Author: Dr. Aviva Lowe, MD, FRCPC

Credits: 3 L CERPs or contact hours 

$60.00

 

 

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