Lactation Management and Exam Prep Course

Type: Conferences | Location: Anchorage, Alaska - USA [North-West]
01/22/2018 - 5:13pm
01/26/2018 - 5:13pm

This course is a comprehensive review of the skills and knowledge needed for evidence-based professional lactation consultant practice. The course will help prepare candidates for the certification examination sponsored by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).

Six days of instruction and three independent-study clinical exercises conclude with a practice exam to identify strengths and gaps in skill and knowledge. Interactive activities, slides and videos, and skill-building techniques create a uniquely warm and supportive learning environment.

Course Agenda
Day 1: 9 am to 5 pm: Overview; principles of lactation management; breast anatomy and milk synthesis; infant physiology, suck, and milk transfer including positioning and latch-on at breast; assessing a breastfeed; skills practice. (Please bring a newborn-size doll for skills practice)
Day 2: 9 am to 5 pm: Biochemistry of human milk; short and long-term affects of infant diet and feeding; milk collection & storage, donor milk banking; pharmacology and maternal medications; global policies; resources and educational tools.
Day 3: 9 am to 5 pm: Lifecycle of the mother-baby dyad and breastfeeding relationship; growth patterns; family foods; weaning; sleep issues; politics of breastfeeding including WHO Code; Communication & counseling skills.
Day 4: 9 am to 5 pm: Breast pathology; clinical skills: ABC protocol, problem assessment; equipment and technology; Maternal health issues during lactation, fertility, multiple births, social and cultural issues, employment, Legal and ethical issues, LC role and scope of practice guidelines.

Instructor: Linda J. Smith, MPH, IBCLC

Location: The BP Energy Center is located at 900 E Benson Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508, phone (907) 743-4270 .

Hotel: The Residence Inn is holding a block of rooms at a reduced rate if you reserve using the Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition's name. They are located next door to the BP Energy Center and have a shuttle to and from the airport.

Contact Info
$ 895

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