Thursday, May 12, 2016
8:00am – 4:45pm
Audience and Objectives
This conference offers community healthcare professionals (public health nurses, childbirth educators, dieticians, lactation consultants, clinic nurses, physicians, doulas and midwives) an opportunity to learn about breastfeeding challenges and issues experienced by mothers after leaving the hospital.
At the end of the conference, you will be able to:
- Identify the range of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
- Understand how PMADs impact infant development, the family system development in the postpartum period, and feeding issues for the parent-baby dyad.
- Understand the range of feeding options for parents experiencing PMADs.
- Improve listening and communication skills to support parents experiencing PMADs
- Demonstrated behaviorally specific PMAD appropriate counseling skills when facilitating feeding support of the parent-baby dyad
- Summarize research about the impact of partner support on breastfeeding success
- Describe tow prenatal interventions for educating about breastfeeding
- List three messages that professional can offer about the partner’s role in support breastfeeding.
- Describe the different donor human milk product available to families
- Understand about qualities of these products that affect biologic function and safety.
- Identify resources for mother and babies who need supplemental milk, and for mothers who have abundant milk and would like to donate.
- List the infectious diseases transmissible by breast milk
- List the labs that can be used to screen for those diseases.
Faculty and Topics
Heidi B. Koss, MA, LMHC – Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) & Lactation Support: Identification, Impacts on Feeding, and Impacts on the Family and Skill-Building for Counseling on Feeding Decisions
Janelle Durham, MSW, CD, ICCE, LCCE – Partner and Family Roles within Breastfeeding Support
Isabella Knox MD and Elias Kass, ND, LM, CPM – Donor Milk and Shared Milk Considerations & Recommendations
This conference is co-sponsored by the Beyond Birth Seattle and Public Health Seattle & King County (PHSKC). There are no commercial sponsors of this event.
Continuing Education Units
A certificate of attendance was given to all conference participants.
6.0 L – CERPs approved by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
This conference is in compliance with the WHO code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes. No funds were either sought or accepted from any manufacturers of artificial baby milk.