Thursday, September 24, 2020
|8:30 – 9:00||Morning Coffee – (optional) Virtual Networking Session
Thank you to RISE Brewing Co. for sponsoring this session!
|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||General Session: Anne Eglash, MD
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges for Breastfeeding Families
|10:10 – 10:20||Break|
|10:20 – 11:20||General Session: Felisha Brooks-Floyd, BS, IBCLC, CLC
Reclaiming Our Milk: Transforming the Landscape of Lactation
|11:20 – 11:30||Break|
|11:30 – 12:30||General Session: Robin Kaplan, M.ED., IBCLC
Providing Virtual Support for Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Families
|12:30 – 12:50||Lunch Break|
|12:50 – 1:50||Breakout 11 A: Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE, CLDGut Reaction: How Human Milk and Breast/Chestfeeding Transform the Newborn Gut and Long-term Health
1 B: Lorena Angelini; Brenda Rodriguez, RD, CLC; Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC, IMH-E
Alma, Corazón y Vida; Soul, Heart, and Life – Breastfeeding Support Centered in Community Wisdom
1 C: Alliss Hardy, CLC, CLE
Lactation in the LGTBQ+ Community and Adoption
|1:50 – 2:00||Break|
|2:00 – 3:00||Breakout 22 A: Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAPThe Ethical Responsibility of Lactation Care Providers to Promote Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep as Two Aligned Public Health Priorities
2 B: Natalie Gates, IBCLC, BC; Angelica Pereda, RN, BSN; Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC, IMH-E
Pediatric Disaster Planning – Training and Partnerships for a Formal Operation Plan for Safe Infant and Young Child Feeding
2 C: Briana Tillman, DO
Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health
COBFC Networking Hour – 3:00-4:00
Please plan to join us for fun, networking and to participate in the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition’s annual meeting.
We will meet virtually – Zoom (will be included on your emailed agenda)
Keynote – General Session – Anne Eglash: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges for Breastfeeding Families
This lecture will review current recommendations on breastfeeding for mothers who test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during labor and delivery, and postpartum. We will also explore how breastfeeding can protect infants from severe disease, and the evidence regarding transmissibility of the virus through breastmilk. Lastly, we will review research on the effects of pasteurization on the viability of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Keynote – General Session – Felisha Brooks-Floyd: Reclaiming Our Milk: Transforming the Landscape of Lactation
Shrinking breastfeeding disparities should be considered a public health emergency! In order for the United States to bring successful breastfeeding practices to more families, we must first understand the staggering difference in disparities clearly defined our country’s history of racism. Deep inequities rooted in the legacy of trauma are impacted by social determinants of health, and structural racism in America. These systemic issues have hindered Black family’s ability, access and perception of breast/chest feeding. During this discussion, we will explore, evaluate and examine barriers to breastfeeding in the Black community. Together we will develop a deep understanding of the history of infant feeding in the United States. This session will also include discussions of innovative ways to implement proactive revolutionary community-driven solutions.
11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.
Keynote – General Session – Robin Kaplan: Providing Virtual Support for Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Families
Covid 19 has changed the way that breastfeeding/chestfeeding families access feeding support. In-person lactation consultations and support groups may remain on-hold for the foreseeable future, so it’s become necessary to pivot and shift the way we offer support and care for these families. It is absolutely possible to provide excellent feeding support through virtual consultations. In this presentation, you will learn the tips and tricks for mastering telehealth and gain confidence in your ability to provide excellent lactation support through virtual platforms.
12:50-1:50 p.m. – Breakout #1
1 A. Breakout Session – Laurel Wilson: Gut Reaction: How Human Milk and Breast/Chestfeeding Transform the Newborn Gut and Long-term Health
Lactation professionals and the public have long embraced the importance of human milk for human babies based on its complete nutrition and immune impact. We are now on the verge of an entirely new aspect of human milk’s importance, its influence on gut health through the microbiome. Discover how human milk creates a customized recipe of bacteria and food for the bacteria that is unique to every couplet and how this influences the baby’s microbiome, virome, and mycobiome. The microbiome acts as an endocrine system and plays an enormous role in long-term health. You will also learn about how the microbiome potentially plays into food allergies and food sensitivities. Join us to be inspired anew by the magic in human milk!
1 B. Breakout Session – Lorena Angelini, Brenda Rodriguez, Paulina Erices: Alma, Corazón y Vida;Soul, Heart, and Life –Breastfeeding Support Centered in Community Wisdom
This will be a community-led session in which Adelante Consejeras de Lactancia will share their experiences becoming advocates for breastfeeding in their community. We will break down myths around lactation in the Latinx community and explain the importance of culturally and linguistically congruent care. This session will be in Spanish with interpretation to English.
1 C. Breakout Session – Alliss Hardy: Lactation in the LGTBQ+ Community and Adoption
This session will cover aspects of lactation in the LGBTQ+ community and adoption, including induced lactation. As a member of the LGBTQ+ and Black communities, Aliss will provide a different perspective for lactation professionals and supporters to consider as they work to support families in Colorado.
2:00-3:00 p.m. – Breakout #2
2 A. Breakout Session – Marianne Neifert: The Ethical Responsibility of Lactation Care Providers to Promote Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep as Two Aligned Public Health Priorities
Infant feeding and sleeping not only are the two greatest challenges that new parents face, they are dual aligned public health priorities that impact one another. This compelling session will review the history of SIDS, the evolution of AAP/NICHD safe infant sleep recommendations, recent changes in the way sleep-related infant deaths are coded, and harm reduction strategies for parents who choose to bedshare. Participants will learn about new national initiatives to save infant lives and reduce disparities by strengthening the partnership between safe sleep proponents and breastfeeding advocates. Lactation care providers have the opportunity and ethical responsibility to incorporate safe sleep discussions as a routine—potentially life-saving–aspect of their breastfeeding counseling.
2 B. Breakout Session – Natalie Gates, Angelica Pereda, Paulina Erices: Pediatric Disaster Planning – Training and Partnerships for a Formal Operation Plan for Safe Infant and Young Child Feeding
It is important for local public health agencies to create inter-agency partnerships that prioritize maternal child health during a disaster. Infants and young children are one of the most at-risk populations during an emergency. Jefferson County Public Health recognized our gap in pediatric preparedness, and through internal collaboration between Emergency Preparedness and Maternal Child Health teams, as well as partnerships with community members and organizations, we established a formal plan focused on safe infant and young child feeding. This presentation will share how partnerships were involved to formalize the safe infant feeding plan, what training had to be developed, how data and information is being shared between Emergency Preparedness and Maternal Child Health, what our materials and shelter kits cover, and how other local city and county agencies can replicate a similar process to elevate maternal child health in emergency preparedness response.
2 C. Breakout Session – Briana Tillman: Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health
Due to the global shortage of mental health professionals, many primary care providers have become the first-line responders to a wide variety of psychiatric issues. While lactation consultants and breastfeeding support counselors are not called upon to diagnose and treat mental health disorders, they nonetheless often become enmeshed in the topic due to the holistic nature of breastfeeding management. An understanding of mental health concerns that can arise during lactation consultation is therefore a valuable asset and can have a dramatic impact on maternal and infant resilience. In this presentation, I will describe mental health benefits and drawbacks of breastfeeding, both physiological and psycho-social. The talk will explore the importance of maternal mental health as it regards infant wellness, and conclude by looking at the pharmacological and non-pharmacological options in treatment of major psychiatric disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety) as they relate to lactation.
Thank you to all our amazing speakers!