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.


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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

Laurie Nommsen-Rivers Webinar

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

Breastfeeding – Why Parents and Healthcare Providers Should Care

Presenter: Amy Spangler, MN, RN, IBCLC

Summary: The evidence: the impact of individuals, hospital practice & federal initiatives on breastfeeding success. Healthcare providers: part of the solution or part of the problem? Strategies for change: empowering health care providers to assist mothers with breastfeeding

Length: 53 minutes

Webinar delivered January 2013 

The Biology and Chemistry of How Mother’s Milk Optimizes Preterm Infant Health

Presenter: Sarah N. Taylor, MD, MSCR Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Summary: This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of mother’s milk composition and its critical role in infant development and supplementation. Specific topics include:

  • Role of human milk in preterm infant gut maturation
  • Evidence demonstrating the critical role of human milk in infant development
  • Challenges to providing mother’s milk for preterm infants and the special supplementation needs for optimal growth

Length: 56 Minutes

Webinar delivered November 2012

Establishing & Maintaining an Adequate Milk Supply For the Mother with a Preterm or High Risk Infant Who is Unable to Breastfeed at Birth

Presenter: Pamela K. Murphy, PhD, MS, APRN-BC, CNM, IBCLC
Director of Education, Research & Professional Development

ummary: This webinar provides actionable information for healthcare professionals caring for a mother and her preterm or high risk infant. Topics include the impact of hormones during lactation and key success factors in the establishment and maintenance of breast milk production.

Length: 52 Minutes

Webinar delivered March 2012