20 Hour Continuing Education Bundle B
Bundle B Includes 20 L-CERPS and 20 Nursing Contact Hours.
Designed for the busy lactation professional, this bundle makes it easy to get the continuing education hours you need while leveling up the care you provide. The 13 courses will have you thinking critically about key topics in today’s lactation landscape and reflecting on your own practice. This bundle specifically highlights two areas–science and culture. Get the knowledge you need to provide evidence-based care and the insight you need to serve with empathy, compassion, and sensitivity. Courses involve lecture as well as hands-on learning, photo assessment challenges, case studies, thought questions, and application activities.
Included in this bundle:
Annual Update 2019-2020.Explains how the latest research and revisions to policies and protocols affect your practice today. Instructor Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC, has decades of experience analyzing policy and research as both a nurse and an IBCLC.
Translating the Science of Breastfeeding.Practical tips and unforgettable analogies for explaining lactation science so parents can understand, remember, and apply your advice. Instructor Peg Merrill, BS, IBCLC, has been a lactation support provider for more than 40 years in private practice and in hospitals.
Infant Sleep and Feeding. Covers SIDS/SIUD, “safe sleep” messaging around the world, and how sleep practices affect lactation. Instructor Dayna Hall, BS, IBCLC, ICCE, ATC, draws on her training as a biologist and her experience serving parents and babies near Capetown, South Africa, where bed-sharing and human milk feeding were medical and community norms.
Human Milk Banking. A deep dive into the topic of milk banking, from its history to current practices (pasteurization, screening of donors, and distribution and use of donor milk). Instructor Rebecca Mannel, MPH, IBCLC, FILCA, is an Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Director of the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Mother’s Milk Bank, and President of the Board of Directors of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).
Breastfeeding the Infant with Medical Challenges. Describes benefits, challenges, and specific techniques for multiple specific diagnoses within the following categories: prematurity, birth trauma, oral motor issues, genetic disorders, neurologic disorders, cardiac disorders, gastrointestinal and growth issues, and respiratory disorders. Instructor Susan Hatcher, RN, BSN, IBCLC, brings decades of experience as a nurse and lactation consultant, both in hospitals and in private practice, where she specializes in infant oral motor issues and feeding difficulties.
Infant Feeding in Disasters. When disaster strikes, death rates for children under 5 are generally higher than for any other group–and non-breastfed infants are up to 20 times more likely to die. This course provides a framework for thinking about your role and preparing to help. Geraldine Fitzgerald, RN, MSN, CPNP, IBCLC, has direct experience in emergency preparedness and response, most recently in a refugee camp in Greece.
Breastfeeding the Older Nursling and Weaning. Equips you to support parents nursing beyond infancy, addressing healthy growth patterns, return to work, bottle refusal, complementary foods, nursing during pregnancy, and more. Instructor Jane Bradshaw, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC, has worked in hospitals and private practice since 1986 and has been teaching for more than 20 years with LER. Older babies are one of her specialty areas.
Impact of Culture. Understand how to help a client from a different culture with understanding and respect by exploring the concepts of cultural competence and cultural humility. Instructor Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, LER’s Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, shares from her experience helping clients from many cultures as well as studying this topic deeply over time.
WHO Says What? The most current recommendations, controversies, and questions regarding HIV and lactation, as well as how to guide families. Instructor Dayna Hall, BS, IBCLC, ICCE, ATC, has experience serving in a hospital in South Africa where approximately one-third of the population is living with HIV and breastfeeding is advocated for every family.
Herbals and Galactogogues. Hone your knowledge of herbs used in lactation while benefiting from the vast experience of Frank Nice, DPA, CPHP, a practicing pharmacist who has been consulting with lactating parents for four decades and is the author of several books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles on the topic. Nice shares uses, doses, cautions, and contraindications for a wide array of commonly used herbs.
Maternal Infections and Breastfeeding. A close look at 19 separate infectious diseases during pregnancy and lactation. Susan Hatcher, RN, BSN, IBCLC, has 25 years’ experience caring for parents and babies, co-authored a book on the topic of breastfeeding and infectious disease, and revised a chapter on maternal disease for ILCA’s Core Curriculum.
Relactation and Induced Lactation. Understand the diverse reasons a parent may desire to relactate or induce lactation and prepare to help with individualized care plans and proven protocols (covers traditional, Avery, pumping protocol, herbal protocol, Newman & Goldfarb Protocol). In practice since 1986, instructor Jane Bradshaw, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC, has helped many adoptive families provide their milk for their babies and many others relactate after untimely weaning.
Initiation of Breastfeeding: A Biological Perspective. Summarizes the seminal work of pioneers such as Nils Bergman, Susan Colson, Cathy Watson Genna, Nancy Morbacher, and more on skin-to-skin, kangaroo care, biological nurturing, the parent’s body as the newborn’s habitat, baby-led attachment, as well as the problems created by routine separation and swaddling. Instructor Cheryl Harrow, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, RNC-LRN, IBCLC, has been helping parents and babies for more than 40 years.
- 20 L-CERPs
- 20 Nursing Contact Hours