Breastfeeding Help Beyond the Hospital Stay Conference 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 from 8:00-5:00
Audience and Objectives
This conference offers community healthcare professionals (lactation consultants, public health nurses, clinic nurses, mental health professionals, dieticians, physicians, midwives, doulas, and childbirth educators) an opportunity to learn about breastfeeding/chestfeeding challenges and issues experienced by parents after leaving the hospital or beyond the first few days after birth.
Faculty and Topics
Penny Simkin, PT – Chest/Breastfeeding Challenges for Sexual Abuse Survivors and Their Lactation Professionals
Leslie Butterfield, Ph.D. – Where’s the Milk? The Unhappy Intersection of Traumatic Birth and Breastfeeding
Camie Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC – Culture, Trauma and Mothering: How It Is All Connected
Ginna Wall, RN, MN, IBCLC – What’s New and Exciting in Lactation: Research and Clinical Updates that You Wish You Already Knew
For more information about our speakers, please visit our Speakers page.
At the end of the 2017 conference, you will be able to:
- List three ways in which traumatic birth physiologically affects lactation
- Identify three things that can occur during a birth that increase the likelihood it will be experienced as a trauma
- Describe three things to attend to during the telling of a birth story that can aid you in helping a client to process her traumatic birth
- Name manifestations of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) that may surface in adulthood as triggers or personal traits.
- Discuss the impact of sexual abuse on the childbearing person during pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and infant feeding.
- Describe the problem-solving role of the postpartum doula or lactation professional optimizing the feeding experience between parent and baby.
- Explain post-traumatic growth that can result from successful chest/breastfeeding.
- Examine how trauma is passed down from generation to generation.
- Communicate how intergenerational trauma impacts parenting practices, specifically breastfeeding.
- Describe how best to serve families with complex trauma histories.
- State how scientific evidence can be used to make practice changes to improve breastfeeding outcomes.
- Discuss one new research finding that you can use to improve breastfeeding outcomes.
8:00-8:30am Registration, light breakfast foods
8:30-8:45am Welcome and introductions
8:45-10:15am Where’s the Milk? The Unhappy Intersection of Traumatic Birth and Breastfeeding, Leslie Butterfield, Ph.D.
10:30-12:00pm Chest/Breastfeeding Challenges for Sexual Abuse Survivors and Their Lactation Professionals, Penny Simkin, PT
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break (boxed lunch provided)
1:00-2:30pm Culture, Trauma and Mothering: How It Is All Connected, Camie Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC
2:30-2:45pm Afternoon break
2:45-4:30pm What’s New and Exciting in Lactation: Research and Clinical Updates that You Wish You Already Knew, Ginna Wall, RN, MN, IBCLC
4:30-4:45pm Summary, evaluations, and raffle!
Early bird rate until February 15th – $125
Regular rate from February 16th until April 24 – $135
Late registration rate from April 25 until capacity is reached – $145
Registration subject to space availability.
Our conference has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to our wait list, please do so now via our REGISTRATION page.
If you cannot register and pay online and need pay by check via postal mail, please use this Check Registration link. Please make checks payable to Beyond Birth Seattle and mail to:
Beyond Birth Seattle, 6216 33rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
Note: If you are from Public Health Seattle-King County please DO NOT register unless you have been directed to do so. Instead, please contact your conference representative to be included in the PHSKC group registration.
Through April 24, 2017, if Beyond Birth Seattle is notified in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org, conference registration can be transferred at no additional charge or refunded minus a $25 processing fee.
After May 1, 2017, no refunds will be issued.
This conference is co-sponsored by Beyond Birth Seattle and Public Health Seattle & King County (PHSKC). We appreciate the support of conference Meal and Break Supporters and Exhibitors.
Continuing Education Units
A certificate of attendance will be given to all conference participants.
This conference has been allocated 6.25 L CERPS by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Approval Number C1771249
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.