The Breastfeeding Help Beyond the Hospital Stay Conference focuses on breastfeeding challenges and issues that often arise within the first few days after birth after leaving the hospital or birth facility. This year's conference speakers will present on breastfeeding challenges for sexual abuse survivors, and those experiencing a traumatic birth or cultural trauma . To read about the presenters, take a look at their biographies.
You may register for the conference Registration page or by check (please use this specific Check Registration Link). For more details about the conference, visit the Beyond Birth Seattle Conference Agenda & Information Page.
The objectives of the 2017 conference are:
- List three ways in which traumatic birth physiologically affects lactation
- Identify three things that can occur during a birth that increase the likelihood it will be experienced as a trauma
- Describe three things to attend to during the telling of a birth story that can aid you in helping a client to process her traumatic birth
- Name manifestations of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) that may surface in adulthood as triggers or personal traits.
- Discuss the impact of sexual abuse on the childbearing person during pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and infant feeding.
- Describe the problem-solving role of the postpartum doula or lactation professional optimizing the feeding experience between parent and baby.
- Explain post-traumatic growth that can result from successful chest/breastfeeding.
- Examine how trauma is passed down from generation to generation.
- Communicate how intergenerational trauma impacts parenting practices, specifically breastfeeding.
- Describe how best to serve families with complex trauma histories.
- State how scientific evidence can be used to make practice changes to improve breastfeeding outcomes.
- Discuss one new research finding that you can use to improve breastfeeding outcomes.
8:00-8:30am Registration, light breakfast foods
8:30-8:45am Welcome and introductions
8:45-10:15am Where’s the Milk? The Unhappy Intersection of Traumatic Birth and Breastfeeding, Leslie Butterfield, Ph.D.
10:30-12:00pm Chest/Breastfeeding Challenges for Sexual Abuse Survivors and Their Lactation Professionals, Penny Simkin, PT
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break (boxed lunch provided)
1:00-2:30pm Culture, Trauma and Mothering: How It Is All Connected, Camie Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC
2:30-2:45pm Afternoon break
2:45-4:30pm What’s New and Exciting in Lactation: Research and Clinical Updates that You Wish You Already Knew, Ginna Wall, RN, MN, IBCLC
4:30-4:45pm Summary, evaluations, and raffle!