Watch 5 International Breastfeeding Experts Share The Most Current Research, Clinical Insights, And Effective Strategies For The Initiation And Duration Of Breastfeeding During The Neonatal Period
Dear Breastfeeding Supporters and Professionals,
The Breastfeeding the Neonate Conference is now available online for unlimited viewing until December 31st, 2016.
The conference, which took place in February 8th and 9th, 2016, was attended by over 150 participants and drew together 5 of the leading experts in breastfeeding for 2 days of action packed and practical information.
Read below about the speakers, their talks, and how you can get access to the conference recordings:
We have assembled the top experts in the world to give up to date, practical and research backed information on providing the optimal neurological environment for the newborn as well as simplified and effective breastfeeding initiation strategies.
Nils Bergman, MD, MPH, PhD
Public health physician and researcher, Cape Town, South Africa
Catherine Watson Genna, IBCLC
Lactation consultant and author, Woodhaven, NY
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Lactation consultant and author, Arlington Heights, Illinois
been honored for her contributions in the field of breastfeeding with the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.
Theresa Nesbitt, MD
Obstetrician, wellness physician, and author, Saint Charles, IL
Simple Fixes. She is also Coauthor (with Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, FILCA) of the program Natural Breastfeeding: For an Easier Start.
Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC
Lactation consultant and author, Ithaca, NY
Sleep Sweet: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. She is author or contributing author of numerous breastfeeding resources, including textbooks, journal articles and essays, and more than 75 breastfeeding handouts for mothers and their helpers.
After the conference, participants should be able to:
» Identify key elements of developmental neuroscience.
» Apply neurobehavioral techniques to support breastfeeding, in preterm and full-term infants.
» Describe two advantages of using gravity to facilitate breastfeeding.
» Understand how optimal neurological development of the newborn is facilitated by developmentally appropriate feeding behaviors.
» Explain the function of mirror neurons in the brain and their implications to breastfeeding help and prenatal education.
» Name two physiological or behavioral changes in breastfeeding mothers or babies who are separated at night.
» List 4 possible interventions to assist infants who are unable to attach to the breast.
Get Immediate Access to The Conference Recordings Below
~ List of Speakers and Talks ~
Session 1: Understanding Breastfeeding Behaviors; Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA and Theresa Nesbitt, MD
Session 2: Perinatal Neuroscience Nils Bergman, MD, MPH, PhD
Session 3: Neurodevelopmental Approach to Breastfeeding the Neonate; Nils Bergman, MD, MPH, PhD
Session 4: Everything Old Is New Again; Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC
Session 5: Neurology of the Newborn: The Pressure Buttons and Early Breastfeeding Theresa Nesbitt, MD
Session 6: Facilitating Infant Competence: Hand Use During Latch; Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
Session 7: Breastfeeding Education and Tools: There’s a Better Way Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA and Theresa Nesbitt, MD
Session 8: Sleeping Together: History, Biology, Politics; Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC
Session 9: The Non-Latching Infant Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
Here’s What Attendees Had To Say
~ “One of the best conferences I’ve ever been to. Thanks so much!” ~
~ “The nonlatching lecture was wonderful and super helpful in my practice (difficult BF in NICU). Can’t wait to use Cathy’s tips!” ~
~ “Really interesting. I loved the approach of simplifying problem-solving. This conference absolutely underlined for me the importance of BF and I feel much more confident in my ability to speak with more authority and suggestions I can make. I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated this time. I feel so lucky to have been able to attend. I will pass on this learning to anyone who will listen” ~
~ “It was awesome! What a wonderful collection of talented intellectuals. I feel privileged to learn from you and look forward to more conferences like this one. Thanks!” ~
~ “Loved the sleep presentation! Overall, felt the speakers challenged many assumptions in a good way and with evidence. Excellent conference” ~
~ “Great job! So blessed by you all! Everything was great – awesome information disseminated and great knowledge to be able to assist with our mothers/babies. So thankful for the work that all the speakers have contributed to mothers/babies feeding together” ~
~ “I will immediately start teaching to new moms. Definitely some great information/research to use clinically. Especially enjoyed the safe sleep as well as the neurology” ~
~ “I appreciate the enthusiasm of the presenters and the videos of the mothers was very helpful in solidifying the material. This opportunity was invaluable to newer lactation professionals like myself. I also was pleasantly surprised to see representations of younger women as well as women of color/varied ethnicities used throughout the visual aids. Huge thanks to all of the presenters. I’m excited to share what I learned!” ~
~ “Fantastic. The best lactation conference I’ve ever been to” ~
~ “What a wonderful conference!! Love Theresa’s addition of pressure buttons + explanation of best practices for breastfeeding. The flow of speakers/content flow really built well one upon the other. Thank you + it was super to meet you all” ~
~ “This was extraordinary” ~