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North Bay Regional Health Centre, Auditorium

50 College Drive

North Bay, ON P1B 8G5

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This workshop for hospital and community health professionals explores evidence-informed practice that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding.

It is an opportunity to come together as a community in order to provide consistent information and seamless support to families.

Kathy O'Grady Venter RN IBCLC BFHI/BFI Lead Assessor is the guest speaker. Kathy obtained her IBCLC and worked with International Baby Food Action Network Africa where she gained experience as an assessor and trainer for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Kathy is also an educator for Quintessence Foundation. Quintessence Foundation focuses on breastfeeding education for health professionals and the public through a variety of venues and provides support to programs to encourage breastfeeding and the use of human milk. In 2010 and 2013, Kathy was the recipient of the Canadian Lactation Consultant Association Award for Clinical Excellence.

Kathy will discuss the following:

Anticipating Success

  • Milk production as an integral process: Conception, gestation, parturition and lactation.
  • Programming milk supply - The first 40 days
  • Breastfeeding Beyond six months
  • Practical Strategies

The Impact of Birth on Breastfeeding

  • The powers, the passage and the passenger – how the experience of birth may impact the breastfeeding outcomes.
  • The ergonomics of breastfeeding – facilitating primitive reflexes for comfortable breastfeeding and effective milk removal.
  • Practical strategies

The Not Quite Mature Baby: Feeding Late Preterm and Near Term Infants

  • Review expected infant growth and development
  • Identify dyads with risk for feeding difficulties
  • Creating a feeding plan

Interpreting Signals and Staying Out of Trouble

  • Infant cues – what’s the real deal with pacifiers?
  • Strategies to increase milk supply
  • Strategies to deal with over abundant milk supply

Sign in will be from 8:00 - 8:30 (refreshments available).

Lunch and nutrition breaks provided.

CERPs application submitted.

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