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2011 Conference

2011 Conference

"Nurturing the Breastfeeding Mother"

Friday, September 9, 2011

featuring Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Glenda Adams

Louisville Presbyterian Seminary

7.2 CEU for RN; 6 CE for RD; 6 CERP for IBCLC

Program Objectives

Topic:  A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers:  How Inflammation Increases Mothers’ Risk for Depression and How Breastfeeding Protects Them.

  • Describe the new paradigm for depression in new mothers and impact of the immune system
  • Identify the factors that contribute to inflammation in new mothers
  • Describe the role of  reducing stress and inflammation in treatment options


Topic:  Sexual Abuse/Assault in the Lives of Childbearing Women

  • Describe the domains functioning impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Describe Adverse Childhood Experiences in sexual abuse survivors
  • Examine the impact on maternal well-being
  • Impact of ACEs on sleep and fatigue, breastfeeding and parenting experiences, and birth
  • Describe sources of support for abuse survivors


Topic:  Supporting the Working Breastfeeding Mother During Healthcare Reform

  • Identify three challenges or barriers working breastfeeding mothers face when returning to work.
  • Describe the status of healthcare reform and break time for nursing mothers provision.
  • Formulate one strategy to support working breastfeeding mothers to utilize in your practice.


Topic:  Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers

  • Explain the significance of mammalian feeding sequences to human latch on/attachment.
  • Describe the effects of touch on infant feeding behavior, growth, and health.
  • Examine the dynamics of milk supply and infant physiology and their effects on early breastfeeding.
  • Identify the effects of breast storage capacity and degree of breast fullness on breastfeeding patterns and milk supply.


Topic:  Where do babies sleep?: A study of mothers’ sleep and fatigue

  • Describe the controversy concerning bedsharing
  • Describe incidence of bedsharing
  • Identify factors that influence bedsharing
  • Identify possible unsafe practices related to current policies


About our Speakers

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, and Associate Editor of Psychological Trauma and Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in synthesizing current research on breastfeeding and related fields, facilitating the provision of evidence-based care. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is currently analyzing data from the Survey of Mothers' Sleep and Fatigue. Her research interests include the psychoneuroimmunology of maternal depression and the lifetime health effects of trauma. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has won several awards for her work including the 2011 Community Faculty Award from the Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University School of Medicine. She has authored more than 300 articles or chapters and is the author or editor of 21 books on maternal depression, family violence and breastfeeding.

Glenda Adams has been a nurse for 21 years, working in all areas of maternal, newborn, and women’s health. She received her BSN from the University of Louisville in 1990, her MSN, WHNP from Old Dominion University in 2004, and is currently in the PhD program at the University of Louisville. She has been an IBCLC for 13 years working with both inpatient and outpatient families. Glenda is an Assistant Professor and has worked at the University of Louisville since January 2006. She teaches first semester senior nursing students and coordinates the Childbearing Nursing Course, in which she promotes breastfeeding through various teaching methods. She is a member of ILCA and AWHONN, and currently serves as KLIC’s President. She plans to do her dissertation investigating the experiences of IBCLCs throughout the United States.

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