Infant Feeding

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Amy Peterson, BS, IBCLC

Amy Peterson, BS, IBCLC

Mindy Harmer MA, CCC-SLP, CLC

Mindy Harmer MA, CCC-SLP, CLC

Amy Peterson, BS, IBCLC

Amy Peterson is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice. She has worked with breastfeeding families since 1996. Her practice primarily consists of difficult breastfeeding cases. While Amy loves helping babies feed, her greatest joy comes from encouraging mothers. In addition to infant feeding, Amy provides parenting education, continuing education for childcare providers, and has worked with Early Intervention. Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas in Austin.

Mindy Harmer MA, CCC-SLP, CLC

Mindy Harmer, a certified speech-language pathologist, has practiced in this field for the past 28 years, specializing in pediatrics. She treats clients with a variety of speech, language, and feeding disorders. Mindy is owner of Cierra Therapy, a private practice in Twin Falls, Idaho. Some of her tiniest clients are breastfeeding babies who require her knowledge of oral-motor intervention to help them breastfeed successfully. Mindy received her Master of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and went on to do additional graduate work at Vanderbilt University. She became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2018.

Amy and Mindy own Breastfeeding Solutions and provide professional education through speaking engagements and webinars. In addition to Balancing Breast and Bottle, they have co-authored a series of parent education handouts, including Bottle pacing for the young breastfed baby, Introducing a bottle to your full-term breastfed baby, and Pacifiers and the breastfed baby, Preparing and Using Formula, Bottle Feeding Your Baby, and Bottles and Emergency Preparedness. You can find Amy and Mindy at BreastandBottleFeeding.com.

Bottles, Pacifiers, and the Breastfed Baby

As a breastfeeding helper, you may find yourself in the position of helping mothers who also want to use a bottle or who may need to offer a bottle while breastfeeding improves. Bottles and pacifiers can have a negative impact on breastfeeding if not used correctly.

By broadening your artificial nipple knowledge, you can learn how to apply elements of breastfeeding to bottle and pacifier use. This includes learning how to personalize bottle pacing and help mothers reduce the risk of nipple preference, prolonging their breastfeeding experience.

Contact Hour: 1.0

Dr. Jenny Thomas

Dr. Jenny Thomas is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist in Franklin, Wisconsin, USA, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). She received her MD from MCW in 1993, and her MPH in 2011.

She has been an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2003. She is now serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding Executive Board after spending several years as the Chief of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators. She recently stepped down after 6 years on the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP. She is a founder and an Immediate-past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition. She has received national awards for teaching, advocacy for children, and innovation within her practice and community. She is one of only a few physicians internationally to be recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM) for her expertise on breastfeeding.

Supporting Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The novel coronavirus has impacted all aspects of our lives. For new mothers, this has an added level of significance: Will I be able to be with my baby if I test positive? Will I be able to breastfeed and get the support I need?

In this presentation, we will look at the evolving recommendations about postpartum care for the breastfeeding mother/baby dyad and explore the reasons breast milk is so important in these difficult times.

At the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • State reasons potential reasons for the difference in illness manifestations between adults and children
  • Realize that all major organization agree that the provisions of breast milk is important and should be a priority in this pandemic
  • Review the statistical concepts of sensitivity and specificity a test and how they may impact clinical decision-making
  • Discuss the impact of human milk ion the developing immune system
  • Understand the importance of skin-to-skin care in the infants’ transition to extrauterine life
  • Understand what new sources of stress we are all facing and how they impact our advocacy

Contact Hour: 1.0

Felisha Floyd BS, CLC, IBCLC

Felisha Floyd, author, speaker, trainer, and consultant, is an award winning hospital-based IBCLC celebrated for her work in the health/racial equity and food justice fields. She is the owner of Beyond Breastfeeding and the Co-founder of Our Brown Baby. She serves as the President of the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color (NAPPLSC) and is an active member of the CSI/Race Forward First Food Racial Equity Cohort.

Her career as a peer counselor and breastfeeding coordinator for WIC led to her work as a consultant with Boston Medical College’s notable program, Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices program (CHAMPS). She still consults for WIC within the WIC Loving Support Program. She is well known as the social media guru who founded Blactavist, an online breastfeeding cultural support group with a continually growing audience of more than 43,000.

Felisha’s passion for advocacy fuels her desire to serve in multiple roles such as the advisor/group member of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTI), the Education Director for Mom2Mom Global/Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, the Immediate Past Advocacy Chair for Florida State Breastfeeding Coalition, and former Board secretary for United States Breastfeeding Committee.

Her championing of families is additionally informed by her important roles as an Air Force active duty military spouse and proud mom of three breastfed children.

Supporting Lactation Across Cultures

It is a known fact that Breast/Chestfeeding is the most universal recognized way to nourish an infant worldwide. Many cultures have their own individual beliefs and customs when it comes to breastfeeding. Many families in the US are unprepared for the magnitude of the realities of breastfeeding. There are barriers to normalizing breastfeeding for all communities, countries and cultures. We will take a closer look at the ideas around human milk feeding in various cultures and create an empathetic lens of understanding how effective support varies amongst cultures.

During this discussion we will evaluate ways and create innovative solutions to support breastfeeding across all cultures and learn how to overcome our own bias.

After attending this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Provide examples of specific cultural beliefs and practices.
  • Describe the influence of the United States (US) infant feeding practices among immigrant mothers.
  • Describe a culturally sensitive approach to cultural beliefs regarding infant feeding.

Contact Hour: 1

Elizabeth Smith, MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC

Elizabeth Smith graduated in 1995 with a BS in Health Promotion and Education and a desire to work in Maternal Health. She went on to earn a Master in Public Health with an emphasis in Maternal Child Nutrition in 2000.

After working in a variety of seemingly unrelated positions for the Department of Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah, each of these unknowingly aligned putting her in the perfect position to become the coordinator for the Perinatal Patient Education Department at the University of Utah Hospital. While coordinating the education program, the hospital was on the journey to become Baby Friendly and she was asked to join that task force. After successful completion of the 10-steps and designation was awarded, the person coordinating Baby Friendly moved jobs and Elizabeth was asked to take that on as well. As a part of that Baby Friendly Journey, Elizabeth became an IBCLC and eventually became the manager of the lactation team.

Elizabeth is actively involved in all areas of Maternal/Child Health. She is currently the President Elect for ICEA, The Board Chair for the Mountain West Mothers’ Milk Bank, on the Board for PSI-UTAH and attends meetings for perinatal bereavement, state lactation measures, and many more. She is a frequent speaker both locally and nationally.

She has been married over 30 years and has 3 children ages 16-28. Prior to COVID-19, she was the Bingo caller for her church’s social committee, sang in the choir, took boxing lessons, and enjoyed being in close spaces with people. She has full confidence that people and places will happen again.

Human Milk Feeding for Non-Traditional Situations

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the complexities of infant feeding for a variety of non-traditional family situation
  • Have 2-3 new ideas for working with patients/clients who are LGBTQIAA+, adopting, or using surrogacy
  • Gain a better understanding of non-traditional situations and why we need to do better at supporting them

Contact Hour: 1