2024 Agenda

The below agenda is still a work in progress as we work to secure fantastic breakout speakers! Check back regularly for updates.

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Agenda:

Friday, September 13, 2024

*** All sessions will be recorded – recordings will be available through November 20, 2024 ***

TIME SESSIONS
8:30 – 9:00 Morning Coffee – (optional) In-Person and Virtual Networking Sessions
9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome! Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition and La Leche League of Mountains Plains opening remarks, logistics of the day
9:10 – 10:10 Keynote/General Session:

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, INHC, CLSP, BSc

Tik Tok Times: The Impact of Social Media During Lactation

10:10 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 11:20 Keynote/General Session:

Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

Hands On Examination and Assessment of the Lactating Breast

11:20 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Keynote/General Session:

Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC

Cow’s milk protein allergy management in human milk-fed infants

12:30 – 1:20 Lunch Break
1:20 – 2:15*2:15-2:25 Break Breakouts #1 1 A: Moving and Grooving: Use of Vibration and Movement for Reflex Integration — Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

1 B:  TBD 

1 C: TBD

2:25 – 3:20*3:20-3:30 Break Breakouts #22 A: Latch Assessment and Management of Milk Supply — Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC

2 B:  TBD 

2 C: TBD

3:30 – 4:254:25-4:30 Wrap Up Breakouts #3 3 A: TBD

3 B:  TBD 

3 C: TBD

Networking Time – 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. (optional)

Please plan to join us for fun, casual networking and to participate in the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition’s annual meeting.

We will meet in-person and virtually via Zoom (will be included on your emailed agenda)

Session Details:

9:10-10:10 a.m.

Keynote – General Session Tik Tok Times: The Impact of Social Media During Lactation

 — Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, INHC, CLSP, BSc

Social media has proven to be the main way Millennial and Gen Z parents communicate and get healthcare information, yet privacy practices and guidelines for healthcare use of social media is lagging. To add to this, artificial milk companies and the Fed is Best Organization are using social media against the recommendation of the WHO International Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes to their advantage, which is increasing misinformation. Many healthcare providers wish to utilize social media to engage, educate, inform, and interact with their patients. However, due to a lack of distinct guidelines and misunderstanding about privacy practices with social media, many healthcare providers are unknowingly sharing personal and private healthcare information. This presentation offers an understanding of the most common social media platforms, exploration of how millennials use social media (particularly during pregnancy and lactation), how artificial milk companies are using social media, and how healthcare professionals can use social media effectively and ethically.

10:20-11:20 a.m.

Keynote – General Session – Hands On Examination and Assessment of the Lactating Breast

– Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

    This talk will provide an overview of internal and external breast anatomy, easy-to-remember landmarks for ensuring an assessment is complete, discussion of the changing view of the anatomy of the lactating breast in recent history, and conflicts in thinking about breast physiology and lactation function. Additionally, this talk will provide learners with a step-by-step walk-through of a breast examination, discussion of normal & abnormal breast anatomy – including if a problem should be discovered, the language used to bring it to the parent’s attention – and how and why to use inclusive language, gaining and maintaining consent, avoiding mistakes when discussing breast anatomy, and creation of a provider report to describe the results of your assessment.

    11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.

    Keynote – General Session Elimination diets and cow’s milk protein allergy management in human milk-fed infants – Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC

      More info coming soon! 

      1:20-2:15 p.m. – Breakout #1

      1 A. Breakout Session – Moving and Grooving: Use of Vibration and Movement for Reflex Integration – Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

      Infant feeding is reflexive in the first three months of life. Gestational environment, birth
      mechanism and intervention, and access to movement can all impact the expression of reflexive
      expression, which can result in impacts to infant feeding skills. There is good evidence in research and in practice that following innate rhythmic movements infants exhibit to integrate these reflexes along the timeline of normal development. Learners will be able to demonstrate and understanding about how movement and vibration can impact neurological (nerve-related) systems in the body, understand the importance of access to movement and facilitation of movement as play in infancy, and identify the types of referral that will be most beneficial to infants impacted by disorganization of feeding reflexes.

      1 B.

      Breakout Session TBD –

      Coming soon!

      1 C.

      Breakout Session TBD –

      Coming soon!

      2:25-3:20 p.m. – Breakout #2

      2 A. Breakout Session – Latch Assessment and Management of Milk Supply  Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC

      Postpartum care is an aspect of medical care that is overlooked. Neglecting this critical period is directly fueling the increase of America’s maternal mortality. These maternal deaths have known negative economical ramifications affecting individual families, communities, and a country’s GDP. Reducing maternal mortality can be achieved by cost-effective medical home visits. By the end of this session, participants will understand: 1) Postpartum care is an aspect of medical care that is overlooked; 2) Neglecting this critical period is directly fueling the increase of America’s maternal mortality; 3) These maternal deaths have known negative economical ramifications affecting individual families, communities, and a country’s GDP; and 4) Reducing maternal mortality can be achieved by cost-effective medical home visits.

      2 B.

      Breakout Session TBD –

      Coming soon!

      2 C.

      Breakout Session TBD –

      Coming soon!

      3:30-4:25 p.m. – Breakout #3

      3 A. Breakout Session TBD –

      Coming soon!

      3 B. Breakout Session TBD –

      Coming soon!

      3 C.

      Breakout Session TBD –

      Coming soon!

      Thank you to all our amazing speakers!