The Ameda Professional Webinar Series has been developed to support healthcare 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 live presentation. This free webinar offers several types of CEs for Nurses, Midwives, Lactation Consultants & Dietitians. Simply click on the registration link below to be redirected to GOLD Learning to register for the live presentation.
Making it Work: Supporting Nursing Moms at Work
Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
3pm CST, 2pm MST, 1pm PST
There has to be an easier way! Many women returning to work after the birth of a baby find that the challenges are great…especially if they are breastfeeding, and the challenges range from lack of time and space to emotional and physical demands. The challenges are even greater for low-wage workers employed in more challenging, non-office settings, where private space options are much more difficult to identify, and where women often feel devalued and lack of confidence to speak up about their needs. For many women, discontinuing breastfeeding seems like the easiest “solution,” impacting maternal and infant health. This session will address the key issues of women returning to work, with workable solutions for supporting women with time and space for milk expression at work, and resources that can help.
Cathy Carothers is co-director of Every Mother, a non-profit organization providing lactation training for health professionals. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1996, she has provided more than 600 training events and conference presentations in every U.S. state/territory and several countries. She is past president of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), a fellow of ILCA, and past chair of the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. She chairs the design team for the equity initiative in the lactation consultant profession, and chairs the Monetary Investment for Lactation Consultant Certification (MILCC), which works to reduce financial barriers to the IBCLC exam. She has directed several national breastfeeding promotion and support initiatives for the U.S. federal government, including the national USDA WIC peer counseling program, and national workplace support initiatives through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She was honored with the 2014 National Leadership Award from the National WIC Association.