Healthcare Professionals
The Ameda Professional Webinar Series has been developed to support health care professionals in promoting breastfeeding to mothers and soon-to-be mothers.

Ameda is proud to provide an unrestricted educational grant to GOLD Learning to offer the following accredited recorded presentations. Continuing education (CE) credits are only available for webinars recorded in or after 2015*. These webinars can be viewed for free and offer several types of CEs for Nurses, Midwives, Lactation Consultants & Dietitians. Simply click on the desired presentation(s) to be redirected to GOLD Learning to register, view and obtain your free CE credits.

*For webinars recorded prior to 2015, CE credit is not available through GOLD Learning (or Ameda). But those webinars are still evidence-based, commercial free and free to view.
2016 Webinars

The Science and Significance of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Neonatal Intensive Care

Presenter:  Kathleen A. Marinelli MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

In this webinar we will explore the current evidence concerning the use of human milk, both mothers’ own and donor milk, in Neonatal Intensive Care, as well as breastfeeding these infants.  Our knowledge of the importance of human milk grows almost daily with respect to nutrition, acute and chronic disease risk reduction and prevention, neurodevelopment, physiology, the intestinal microbiome, and family dynamics and bonding, among others.  Human milk is one of the most important tools in our arsenal of modern medicine in this technological world; it saves lives.  We will discuss the importance of mother’s own milk, early expression and the differences of pasteurized donor milk.  We will also cover the all-important transition to breastfeeding for those families who wish to breastfeed, with appropriate and adequate community follow-up for all families expressing milk and breastfeeding, which is all too often forgotten or ignored.  We can help our families achieve these goals!

Length: 60 minutes

Webinar delivered : August 2016

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2015 Webinars

Herbal and Pharmaceutical Galactogogue Use During Breastfeeding

Presenter:  Frank J. Nice, MS, MPA, DPA

Summary: Sources of information for prescription and nonprescription galactogogue use during breastfeeding will be presented and reviewed. Potential adverse effects in children of mothers who are breastfeeding and taking galactogogue medications will be reviewed and discussed. Various herbals that are used as galactogogues will be identified. Using the material presented, healthcare professionals will be able to counsel mothers who are breastfeeding and taking or will take galactogogue products (prescription, over-the counter, herbal, and complimentary).

Length: 60 minutes

Webinar delivered November 2015

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Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Self-Care for Members of the Perinatal Team

Presenter: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA

Summary: This webinar provides an overview of recognizing burnout and compassion fatigue and  some specific strategies for integrating self-care into their care for others. Specific topics include:

  • Causes of burnout

  • Overview of secondary traumatic stress

  • How people can experience growth following trauma

  • Recovering from burnout and compassion fatigue

Length: 60 minutes

Webinar delivered July 2015

Ameda is excited to be able to offer this great educational and accredited webinar to you free of charge by providing an unrestricted educational grant to GOLD Learning Online Education. 

To access this recorded webinar and obtain your CE credits click on the link below (you will be redirected to the GOLD Learning webpage).
Prior to 2015 Webinars


For the best viewing experience, we recommend using a computer with a hard-wired internet connection. A wireless internet connection may not be as reliable for optimal viewing.


If you’d like to obtain Continuing Education credits for your staff, apply through your institution or state board prior to showing the webinar to a larger audience. If a webinar content outline, objectives, or other documents are required, please request these through your Ameda Sales Specialist. Ameda does not provide Continuing Education credits.

Assessing for Tongue-Tie

Presenter: Catherine Watson-Genna, BS, IBCLC

Summary: This webinar provides an overview of how to assess for tongue-tie in the breastfeeding infant. Specific topics include:

  • Overview of normal tongue movements
  • How tongue-tie impacts normal tongue movements
  • Assessment skills to help diagnose tongue-tie
  • How infants compensate for reduced tongue mobility during sucking
  • How tongue-tie affects breastfeeding
  • How tongue-tie impacts normal tongue movements

Length: 59 minutes

Webinar delivered November 2014

Supporting Breastfeeding in Late Preterm Mother-Infant Dyads: Merging Current Evidence with Maternal Insights

Presenter:  Jill Radtke Demirci, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Summary:  This webinar provides an overview of breastfeeding issues experienced by late preterm infants (LPI), including: etiology, existing guidelines for breastfeeding management, maternal insights and experiences, and practice implications.

Length:  55 minutes

Webinar delivered May 2014

Using the Joint CommissionPerinatal Core Measurement for Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding to ImproveBreastfeeding Care

Presenter:  Vergie Hughes, MS, RN, IBCLC, FILCA

Summary:  This webinar provides an overview of the key features of the new breastfeeding component of the Joint Commission Perinatal Core Measurement Set, as well as suggested methods for data collection and compliance.  Specific topics include:

  • Key features of the new breastfeeding component of the Perinatal Core Measure Set
  • Suggested methods to collect data for this core measure
  • How to improve breastfeeding exclusivity for mothers and babies
  • How to reduce the need for formula supplementation

Length:  56 minutes

Webinar delivered March 2014

Delayed Onset of Lactogenesis:  Causes, Consequences, and Clinical Management in the Context of the Current Obesity Epidemic

Presenter: Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC

Summary:  This webinar overviews the causes, consequences and clinical management of delayed onset of lactogenesis.  Specific topics include:

  • Reasons why 30-60% of mothers do not experience stage II lactogenesis until postpartum day 3-5
  • Consequences of delayed onset of lactogenesis for the breastfeeding dyad
  • Effective strategies for hastening the onset of lactogenesis
  • Effective strategies for supporting the breastfeeding dyad experiencing delayed onset of lactogenesis

Length:  77 minutes

Webinar delivered December 2013

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Breastfeeding & Social Media – A New Tool for Your Toolbox

Presenter:  Fleur Bickford, BSc, RN, IBCLC

Summary:  This webinar provides an overview of social media and its application as a communications tool. Specific topics include:

  • Overview of social media (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook) and usage among women of childbearing age
  • Power of social media and its use by healthcare professionals and other organizations to support breastfeeding mothers to breastfeed longer
  • Suggestions how healthcare professionals can effectively use social media and avoid its pitfalls

Length:  60 minutes

Webinar delivered September 2013