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Key Topics in Lactation

Featuring Alyssa Schnell 
author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing

Friday, September 13, 2019

University of Louisville Library Commons
500 S. Preston St.
Louisville, KY 40202
**Parking**  at UofL Parking Garage located at 418 E. Chestnut Street will be validated.

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Register by mail or online.
Deadline to register Wednesday, Sept 11.

Conference Scholarship available to one KLIC member and one non-member. Click here for more details.
Deadline for application is Sept 5.

Lodging is available for $174/night for a double room at The Galt House Hotel 140 N. 4th St., Louisville KY 40202.   502-589-5200
Bring cash, check, or card to shop our bookstore, silent auction and vendors

Questions? Email or  phone Bonnie Logsdon at 270-202-9545.

Please Contact us if you need assistance with childcare or other accommodations.
Meet Alyssa!
Alyssa has been helping parents and babies with breastfeeding for the past 17 years and she has been accredited as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2009.  Her private practice, Sweet Pea Breastfeeding Support, provides individual lactation consultations either in person or by phone or videoconference for parents throughout the United States and beyond. Alyssa is also the co-host of the 
Breastfeeding Outside the Box podcast devoted to families breastfeeding in extraordinary situations.

Alyssa enjoys working with all parents and babies, but she has an extra special place in her heart for helping non-birthing parents to breastfeed their babies. She is the author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing: A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers Through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances and is an international speaker on the topics of inducing lactation, relactation, and other related topics. Alyssa is the proud mother of three breastfed children, two by birth and one by adoption.
Program Objectives
The conference will be presented in lecture format with question and answer sessions. At the completion of the conference the learner should be able to achieve the objectives presented with each topic.

The Unique Needs of Parents Initiating Breastfeeding without Birthing
  • Describe the unique needs of birthing parents, adoptive parents, intended parents, foster parents, the partner of the birthing parent, trans female parents, cis-male parents, and adult nursing relationships
  • Review vocabulary for adoption, surrogacy, LGBTQ+
  • Discuss reasons for relactating, inducing lactation, alternative feeding, and nursing for comfort
Individualized Approach to Induced Lactation
  • Compare relactation and inducing lactation with lactation immediately following pregnancy/birth
  • Review physiology of milk production
  • Describe the three basic steps for inducing lactation
  • Discuss generic protocols and how to choose steps to customize protocols
  • Review tools and techniques for preparing the breast/chest, making milk, and feeding baby
ReLATCHtation: Transitioning from Bottle-feeding to Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding
  • Describe circumstances when a parent may transition from bottle to breast/chest
  • Identify challenges faced by parent and baby including institutionalized care, history of abuse/neglect, physical issues, and emotional issues.
  • Describe successful breastfeeding/chestfeeding
  • Apply knowledge by using the Building Blocks to Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding
Successfully Combining Breastfeeding with Work or School
  • Review reasons why a parent would continue to breastfeed after returning to work or school
  • Identify strategies for breastfeeding parents as they plan to transition outside of the home including learning to use a hand pump, hand expression, milk storage, and introducing a bottle.
  • Discuss trouble shooting for common problems such as determining how much milk is needed, increasing milk supply, and comfort with pumping.
Target Audience
Lactation Consultants, Physicicans, Nurses, Dietitians, Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Certified Lactation Counselors, HANDS staff, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, and LLL Leaders. Any healthcare professional working with moms and babies.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Pre-registration is required. No refunds will be given for cancellations after September 5. In case of severe weather, KLIC reserves the right to cancel the presentation.

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