La Leche League of Arizona hosted the "Taking Care of Mom, Making More Milk for Baby" conference for Parents and Professionals last weekend, August 26-28, 2016. The highlight of the weekend was keynote presenter, Diana West, IBCLC, who is also a La Leche League leader currently living in New Jersey.
Diana is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, Director of Media Relations for La Leche League International, and an accomplished author. She is the co-author of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, the 8th edition of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk, Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Procedures, and ILCA's popular Clinician's Breastfeeding Triage Tool.
Here is her entire bio from the conference pamphlet:
I was able to attend these presentations from the 8 that she offered over the course of the weekend conference:
- Breastfeeding and Cosmetic Surgery
- Knipple Knowledge
- Infant Sleep Training: History, Research, and Outcomes
- Making Friends with the Girls
- Making More Milk
- Where Baby Sleeps: Ethics and Outcomes
I can't wait to apply what we heard this weekend to the information we share in classes.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE AMAZING SESSIONS!!
I also learned more about how to better support exclusively pumping mothers (Jennifer Widdows), and mothers who are going back to work after maternity leave (Desiree Allison, IBCLC). There was also a very interesting presentation on community milk sharing through private arrangement and milk banks (Dr. Angie Bond). And it was wonderful to attend an art session led by Rochelle Trotman-Norman - exactly what I needed to decompress after all the information I was acquiring over the weekend.
Here is a visual look at the weekend:
SPB at LLL
SPB Gift Basket:
The Night Before Your Birthday Book by Joni Rubenstein
SPB Water Bottle
SPB reusable nursing pads
It's official - made it to the conference!!
SPB Gift Basket was a raffle prize for the LLL Live, Latch, Love event on Friday evening
Room is ready for my presentation early on Saturday morning!
*Birthing From Within
*The Bradley Method
*What to do when your birth plan twists and turns
The "mommy trading cards" we made in the session with Rochelle Trotman-Norman. We made one to take home and one to trade.
After two days without Mommy, Otter insisted on coming to the conference on Sunday so that we could be together. She was well-behaved and an absolute pleasure, as many breastfed, AP children are.
She colored and read quietly, and had fun playing with her dolls! I am also curious to know what she picked up from the two presentations she heard...I am guessing I will find out as we have our car conversations over the next few days.
LOCAL IBCLC PRACTICES
Arizona Breastfeeding Center
8400 S Kyrene Rd #126, Tempe, AZ 85284
Central Arizona Lactation
15720 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite 8A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480.800.7707 | 480-208-1490
The Milk Spot
2922 N 18th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Some views from the audience and still shots around the conference
Diana West, IBCLC: Infant Sleep Training
Marian Tompson, one of the seven LLL founders
Holding the original copy of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding...
a school folder with 33 copy pages collated by children of the founders
Laraine Lockhart Borman, IBCLC and Director of Outreach at Mothers' Milk Bank, largest donor milk bank in N. America. Pictured here with Michelle Hottya, IBCLC, director of the MMB Outreach and Donation Center located at The Milk Spot in Phoenix.
Desiree Allison, IBCLC, speaking on supporting the breastfeeding mother who will be going back to work outside the home
My LLL Bestie and Bradley colleague, Frances Landreth with
LLL founder, Marian Tompson - oh my wow!!
What a thrill to meet this living legend.
With Olga Kregci, Bradley Teacher and LLL leader. Another living legend - she has been teaching Bradley Method and leading LLL meetings for over 20 years, has homeschooled ten children, and never let being blind stop her from doing anything she sets her mind to.
Joan, who had two of her babies delivered by Dr. Bradley!!
Former Bradley instructor and currently a LLL leader in Tucson, AZ
Jacqueline Kincer, IBCLC and Grace Burnham,
Director of Arizonans for Birth Options
Jesse Franks & Anne-Marie Chun, ICAN of Phoenix
(They were LLL speakers on Friday)
With Diana, creator of Amorini Pure Silver Nipple Soothers
Belinda Hodder, CNM and Diane Ortega, CNM
Owners of Willow Birth Center
LLL Speakers on Sunday morning
Marissa Honey-Jones, IBCLC at Central Arizona Lactation
She hooked up all the conference attendees
with these awesome water bottles!!
LLL Speaker on Saturday AM
Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, CAPPA educator, doula
And all around awesome birth work supporter!!
She owns Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding, where she sells products for the birth professional as well as her own invention, the Lactation Lanyard
LLL Speaker, too!!
Jacqueline Norris, Doula & Dancing For Birth Instructor
Michelle Hottya, IBCLC
soothe with organic cotton comforting essentials
Dr. Hannah Hancock
Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractic
1920 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Back to Essentials
Ruth Ann Solomon, IBCLC and Doterra Consultant
Birth to Five Helpline
Southwest Human Development
2850 N 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Amorini Silver Nipple Soothers
Made in Italy
I hope you enjoyed your inside look at the LLL Conference. Thank you to the amazing team at LLL that put together this amazing conference, and congratulations on a very successful weekend!!
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