Thank you Dr. Alison Stuebe MD MSc FACOG FABM
Maternal Health and Breastfeeding Success
Please return for our next continuing education event in March of 2018!
If you need breastfeeding information or are interested in becoming a La Leche League Leader
please contact the nearest Leader to your location here.
Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support,
encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding
as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KANSAS & OKLAHOMA ? CE PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE
Brenda Bandy, IBCLC, Leader
Shara Carter-Howell, Leader
Barb Gabbert-Bacon, Leader
Lori Harlan, Leader
Becky Hugh, IBCLC, Leader
Ruth Piatak, IBCLC, Area Professional Liaison, Leader
Dana Runnebaum, RN, Leader
Melinda Toumi, PhD, LPN, Leader
Jane Tuttle, EdD, Leader
Theresa Weigel, IBCLC, Leader
Meridian Conference Center
1420 East Broadway Court (conveniently located at I-135 and Broadway Street, Exit 31)
La Leche League of Kansas is very pleased to present our continuing education program at the beautiful
Meridian Center, located just 25 minutes north of Wichita, in Newton. The 15,000 square foot facility
features a beautiful lobby and exceptional meeting accommodations. The spacious conference room
offers ample classroom-style seating and features state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, with three
large presentation screens for optimal viewing, and wireless internet service. Plentiful parking surrounds
Adjacent to the Meridian Center, the Holiday Inn Express will offer our registrants a limited number of
sleeping rooms (up to four adults) at the special rate of $94. Please request the ?KS La Leche League?
special rate before 2/20/15. You are encouraged to make your reservation early. There are several other
hotel choices in the area, which include the new Comfort Inn, less than one mile from the Center.
Holiday Inn Express, 1430 E. Broadway Court, 316-804-7040, hiexpress.com ($94 Group Rate)
Comfort Inn & Suites, 1205 East 1st Street, 316-804-4866, comfortinn.com
7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
8:15 Talking with Breastfeeding Moms in the Real World: Strategies for the
This session takes a fun, interactive approach to assisting mothers with their
infant feeding decisions through the concept of ?connection before content.?
Using humor, case examples, and video, this client-centered communication
approach includes rapport-building strategies for quickly identifying hidden
motivators and emotional triggers to enhance effective and powerful
communication with new families?even when facing more challenging situations.
10:15 Break & Exhibits
10:30 Connecting the Dots: Crucial Things to Teach and Support for
There are many things to potentially teach mothers about breastfeeding during
pregnancy and beyond, and mothers often feel overwhelmed about how much
they have to learn, making breastfeeding appear complicated and out of reach.
But there are really five simple but crucial things that are MOST important for
mothers to know and experience for breastfeeding success. Consistent
messaging and practices from prenatal, in-hospital, and postpartum providers
make the difference! This session will provide the evidence for these five crucial
things to know and experience, and show how reinforced, consistent messaging
?connect the dots? for mothers and improve breastfeeding outcomes.
12:15 Mother Knows Breast: Helping Moms Gain Confidence in their Milk
Helping women gain confidence in their milk production has been cited in the
research as critical to improving breastfeeding exclusivity and duration rates. In
this lively session, the mysteries of how the breast makes milk are explained in
simple, practical language that can be shared with new mothers to help them gain
confidence in their ability to breastfeed. The session includes visual tools and
analogies that can be used both in both one-on-one prenatal or bedside
counseling, and in breastfeeding classes or support group meetings to help
assure new moms they can make plenty of milk for their baby.
1:45 Break & Exhibits
2:15 Returning to Full Breastfeeding After Formula is Introduced
Prevention makes the difference in getting breastfeeding off to a good start. But
what happens when mothers miss the important prevention window and
breastfeeding goes awry? The real world for community health professionals,
including WIC staff, is seeing mothers at 2 or 3 weeks postpartum after
supplementation with formula has already begun. How can we help them get
back on track and return to full breastfeeding? This session will provide guidance
for conducting an appropriate assessment, and helpful hints for assuring that
babies thrive during the transition back to full breastfeeding.
3:15 Answers for the Anxious: Helping Moms in the Early Days of Breastfeeding
I didn?t know it would be like this! For many new moms, the bliss of having a new
baby quickly disappears once they are home from the hospital and face the reality
of being a full-time mom. In this interactive session, participants will become
detectives as you take an in-depth look at common issues of new moms in the
early days and answers for the anxious. Topics include fussy baby, milk
production concerns, sore nipples, and latch difficulties.
4:30 Closing, Evaluations and CE Credits
This conference is designed to enable participants to learn about the importance of effective
communication skills when helping mothers better understand milk production, overcoming common
breastfeeding concerns and the importance of the early hours postpartum to the success of their
? Identify at least two causes of concerns and two strategies for helping a mother gain confidence
in the early days of breastfeeding. Identify at least 3 reasons for supporting mother-baby
togetherness in the first hour after birth, including skin-to-skin and infant feeding cues.
? Name key factors involved in establishing a healthy milk production and identify effective ways to
talk to mothers about their milk production
? Identify at least three factors to consider when helping a mother transition to full breastfeeding
after formula supplementation has already begun.
? Name at least three educational strategies for communicating information effectively with new
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
La Leche League of Kansas has applied for continuing education credits from the Kansas State Board of
Nursing, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and the International Board of
Lactation Consultant Examiners. Participants will receive a certificate for credits earned.
IMPORTANT NOTE ~ MOTHERS? LOUNGE
While La Leche League welcomes little ones to our conferences, due to the technical nature of
continuing education sessions we require that attendance by children be limited to quiet infants-in-arms.
Space will be available at the back of the room for mothers with babies. We ask that mothers be aware
of any situation, including happy baby noises that may break the concentration of those attending the
session to acquire CE credits. Monitors will closely evaluate the noise level during the program and are
instructed to courteously assist attendees who must leave the room to meet their child's needs. Your
consideration of other attendees is truly appreciated.
The Mothers? Lounge is available for use throughout the day for mothers who want to express their milk
or relax with their baby. LLL of KS offers our sincerest gratitude to the Meridian Center for sponsoring
our Mothers? Lounge.
ABOUT LA LECHE LEAGUE
Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support,
encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as
an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. La Leche League
International has over 55 years of experience helping mothers breastfeed their babies. LLLI publishes
numerous materials on breastfeeding and parenting for use by mothers and healthcare professionals.
La Leche League Leaders are accredited volunteers who are experienced breastfeeding mothers
knowledgeable in areas of current breastfeeding research and effective problem solving techniques. A
truly international organization, there are over 7,000 accredited LLL Leaders working in over 70
countries around the world.
La Leche League of Kansas supports Leaders who serve mothers and babies throughout Kansas and
Oklahoma. LLL Leaders hold monthly informational meetings and provide extensive , in-person and
electronic support. Visit LLLI.org and KansasLLL.org for breastfeeding information and to find a
Leader near you.
LLL OF KANSAS MEMBERSHIP
Visit KansasLLL.org to help support mothers and babies through La Leche League! Purchase an annual
LLL of Kansas membership for $40. Your supporting membership ensures breastfeeding support is
provided for Kansas families for years to come.
Registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received on or before 2/20/15, less a $25
administrative fee. No refunds will be given after 2/20/15. $30 will be charged for returned checks.
FOR MORE INFORMATION Handouts: Any speaker handout materials will be sent to your email box as part of your registration confirmation, If you do not receive an email confirmation, then you are not registered - please do contact us so we may help.