The Art & Science of Breastfeeding Conference
Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30-4:00 pm
Laura Hernandez, PhD
Patricia Smith, OTRL, IBCLC, CIMI, RYT200
Gretchen Becker Crabb, OTR/L, CLC, IMH-E®
Conference Fee - $120
Earlybird thru March 31, 2017 - $90
Registration Deadline - May 1, 2017
The Milk Mob is excited to present its first Art and Science of Breastfeeding Conference. Breastfeeding and Human Lactation is a field that intertwines cultural practices, evidenced-based clinical knowledge, and the bench research that seeks to explain our intuitions and experience. Our conference attempts to couple both the art of infant feeding with new and emerging scientific explanations of clinical phenomena that we observe when working with breastfeeding dyads.
Laura Hernandez, PhD and her graduate student Samantha Weaver, both from the University of Wisconsin, will share current knowledge and their research-in-progress on topics including obesity’s effect on milk supply, the physiologic triggers responsible for moderating the milk production rate, and the effect of common antidepressants on bone health of nursing mothers.
Patricia Smith, OTRL, IBCLC, CIMI, RYT200, will describe the normal oral motor and tongue function necessary for breastfeeding, and discuss problems that can be addressed by a feeding specialist. She will also share the role of tummy time in infant feeding skills, and demonstrate a simple lymphatic protocol for breast fullness.
Gretchen Becker Crabb, OTR/L, CLC, IMH-E® will help us gain a greater understanding of how the infant sensory systems play a role in infant fussiness and feeding difficulties. She will provide strategies which can be applied when counseling families with a fussy infant.
This course has been allocated 5.25 (L) Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) by IBLCE. CERPs approval # C1771250.
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